Yesterday I heard from Tom Hochstatter, IP Wire's Managing Editor, that their site (launched in March 2010) is "intend[ed] to be the 'VentureWire' and/or 'TechCrunch' for IP deals and transactions. The following description is from the About section of their site:
IP Wire is the only newsletter dedicated solely on IP Deals, IP Tech Transfer, and IP Commercialization transactions.
We aspire to be the most comprehensive destination for Intellectual Property Deals and Transactions. Building a community of IP professionals to assist us is critical. We would appreciate it if you would send your latest deal news to us for publication.
IP Wire is the publishing division of Fluid Innovation in Austin, Texas. Fluid Innovation has been in business since 2005 and was started by two senior IP Licensing Executives that worked for a F500 telecommunications firm. Fluid provides complex deal flow management software and expert consulting to maximize and expedite a firm’s IP deals.
Hochstatter says, "Our main focus is proactive licensing and commercialization deals but we’ll also report on settlement and legal deals too." Check it out and let me know what you think by commenting below.