Monday, May 25, 2009

i4i: Toronto VC Maclean Watson Proves There's More than One Way to Make a Profit

Last week's $200 million Texas court ruling in favour of Toronto's i4i Inc. may end up returning a gain to holders in Mclean Watson's Fund I and II. The patent infringement lawsuit will no doubt go under appeal, so it is too early to determine if McLean Watson's partners will see any return on their carried interest for their efforts. But kudos to the fund (which has not announced private investments in any new portfolio companies in years)for identifying and assessing that rare bird, an intellectual property portfolio that can be effectively exploited.

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