Is the price of patent insurance too high?

Intellectual property and patents have become a cornerstone of the global economy, but the risks associated with these assets are rarely laid off to insurers. Tim Freestone continues his series of articles on insuring intangible risk with an investigation into the pricing of patent insurance


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