About us

Patent monetization

The focus of activities at PAPST LICENSING lies in the area of infringement prosecution with the aim of granting licenses. Should you be aware of, or suspect, a patent infringement without having the ability or will to assert your rights against the infringing parties yourself, you should contact us. A technology is especially suitable for monetization by PAPST LICENSING if the following criteria are fulfilled: patents granted internationally, large market volume concerned, infringed and valid patents.

Business model

Our business model is based on the following procedure: You assign your intellectual property rights to us and we monetize the intellectual property rights as patent holders. This model is so successful because PAPST LICENSING can enforce infringed patents in its own name. The enforcement of the patents is financed by us. We operate independently and bear the risk ourselves.

This model has the following advantages for you:

  • No immediate cost from the monetization process
  • Minimal commitment of internal resources
  • Competence network of lawyers and patent attorneys, consultants and analysts
  • Avoidance of direct conflicts with customers, suppliers and competitors
  • Increased chances of success thanks to a competent and experienced partner


We survey and analyze technologies, markets and products. We monetize national and international patents by granting licenses. We manage and supervise the patent portfolios to be monetized. We draft and monitor license agreements. We monitor the correct accounting and payment of license fees. We have extensive litigation experience. We can draw on negotiation know-how from more than 180 license agreements.

If a transfer of ownership of your patents is not feasible, we also may be able to finance your patent enforcement suit.

Our licensees

In addition to these global players, there are numerous other companies in Germany, France, Great Britain, Switzerland, Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan and the United States. The biggest segment of the global market for EC motor technology is under license from PAPST LICENSING. Over 90 % of the global market for electronic cooling fans (e.g., in computer applications) are licensed from PAPST LICENSING. 100% of today's global market in computer hard disk drives (HDD) are licensed from PAPST LICENSING. Many manufacturers of optical storage devices (CD-Rom, DVD, etc.) operate under license from PAPST LICENSING.

  • 3M

  • Seagate

  • ZTE

  • Sony

  • Toshiba

  • Saint Gobain

  • LG

  • Samsung

  • Konica Minolta

  • Hitachi

  • IBM

  • Huawei

  • Asus

  • Panasonic


  • Pentax