Notification regarding Establishment of I Holdings Corporation and its Purchase of Shares of IP Bridge, Inc. from INCJ, Ltd.
IP Bridge, Inc. (the head office in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, CEO and COO: Minoru Fujiki, CEO and CFO: Tatsushige Yonaha) (“IP Bridge”) hereby announce that a new holding company funded by the current management of IP Bridge and others, “I Holdings Corporation” (the head office in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, president and COO: Tatsushige Yonaha) is assigned all stocks of IP Bridge owned by INCJ, Ltd., (the head office in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, president and COO: Mikihide Katsumata) (“INCJ”) from INCJ.
IP Bridge started its business since July 2013 with the support from INCJ (including its former entity, Innovation Network Corporation of Japan), it has contributed to promote open innovation through utilization of the intellectual property. In recent years, as IP Bridge has successfully showed a certain level of achievement for development of the intellectual property business in Japan, the current management of IP Bridge decides to establish the new holding company and to be assigned the stocks from INCJ to aim for further growth as the intellectual property fund.
Even after the stock assignment, IP Bridge will continuously contribute to promote creation and utilization of the intellectual property and technical innovation. Especially, IP Bridge will continue to value its corporate culture, management policy and philosophy nurtured up to today. From the business perspective, while the existing business such as licensing and innovation remains to be our core business, IP Bridge plans to expand its business to enhance alignment with companies promoting innovation in Japan and abroad and investors supporting such companies. Due to the stock assignment this time, IP Bridge is ready to promote diversification of its partner companies and will gather power of such companies to develop the intellectual property business further in order to activate the economy.
【About IP Bridge】
At IP Bridge, our focus is on promoting technological innovation and cooperation within Japan and around the world. We have worked with investors worldwide, from 26 major global corporations to the Japanese Government, to establish the first and largest fund in Japan (approximately $300M) aimed at global innovation and IP-related investments. Our mission is to discover, activate and leverage high-quality, under-utilized intellectual property assets to the benefit of a variety of IP owners based in and outside of Japan. Our vision is that these activities will stimulate economic development and a healthy growth of industries worldwide.
We actively engage leading technology companies, small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) and universities to build large and high quality portfolios of 3,500 worldwide patents that are growing. These portfolios are in the fields of wireless communications, semiconductors, video codecs, display technologies, automotive technologies, robotics, home appliances, electric devices, healthcare, environment and energy, food technologies, and medical engineering.
Our world class team includes experienced professionals from IP and corporate management of major technology companies, investment funds, financial institutions, and law firms. We have the global experience and relationships to provide comprehensive IP services, including IP-based business incubation, monetization, licensing and financing to generate revenue and fuel innovation and business expansion, syndicated transactions to remove potential IP risks to our clients, and IP consulting services to build IP strategies, maximize IP value, and best position our clients for success.