IP Securitization Getting A Second Look

Law360, New York (May 2, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Once hailed as the next big trend, intellectual property securitization has never quite lived up to the high expectations that followed “Bowie Bonds,” but whispers are beginning to grow that this high-risk, high-yield venture is again picking up steam.

In the wake of U.K. “glam rock” star David Bowie netting $55 million after selling the future rights to his back catalog in 1997, buzz grew that a new type of securitization had been born.

The process of securitization allows a company or individual to bundle a...
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