Patent Aggregation is practiced by organizations which purchase patents as their sole activity. These companies are also referred to as patent holding companies. The best known patent aggregator is Intellectual Ventures (IV). Other patent aggregators are Allied Security Trust (AST), Acacia Technologies and RPX Corporation.
Patent aggregating members can for example join organizations like Allied Security Trust to share their inventions. Patent sharing reduces chances that patent aggregation members would infringe on an inventor's patents. Allied Security Trust members may or may have included:
Sun Microsystems, Motorola, Hewlett-Packard, Google, Cisco Systems, Ericsson and or Verizon Communications
The patent system is designed to reward inventors for the hard work and high risks. It's time to stop illegal stealing of patents through patent aggregation, and stronger enforcement from our planet's world governments.