Columbia University

Technology Ventures

IPXI: The Life and Death of an Experimental IP Exchange

Ian McClure, Director at the Office of Technology Commercialization at the University of Kentucky, and one of the founding team of IPXI.  IPXI was a novel experiment in building a financial exchange (based on the Chicago commodities exchange) for buying and selling IP rights in a litigation-free environment.  Ian explains why IPXI was formed, what challenges it tried to address, and why it ultimately was disbanded.