Russell Binns, AST CEO, named to 2023 IAM Magazine Top 40 Market Makers List for 8th consecutive year

IAM’s Market Makers of 2023
By: Adam Houldsworth, Angela Morris, Olivia Rafferty and Rachel Mountain

The IP dealmaking space is in an exciting new era. Increasing connectivity, technology convergence and the unstoppable rise of AI are opening new avenues for patent licensing and top industry strategists are looking for innovative ways to drive value from their IP to bolster core revenue streams.

IAM’s Market Makers recognizes the key dealmakers and decision takers, as selected by our editorial team. Our top 40 pulled off major asset transactions, worked tirelessly to innovate in the dealmaking space and, ultimately, engineered value from IP.

They are leaders, crafting strategies and overseeing high-value deals. While there are countless others for whom a good case could be made for inclusion, there is no doubt that these 40 professionals are at the peak of their game.

  1. Russell Binns, Allied Security Trust

Russell Binns, CEO and general counsel at Allied Security Trust, continues to help more than 40 AST member companies reduce their patent risks. The defensive patent organization has spent almost half a billion dollars striking deals to acquire IP assets since it was founded in 2007.

Through its Industry Patent Purchase Programme (IP3) in 2023, it sought assets related to advertising and content distribution, AI and machine learning, AR and VR, automotive, cloud, and more. All of them were made available for licensing by AST companies.

The complete IAM Magazine article may be found here.


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