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Liquidmetal Technologies Inc. Message Board

  • spectate_ulator spectate_ulator May 27, 2014 9:05 AM Flag

    Apple Patents use of Liquid Metal for phone case and news doesnt even register under LQMT ticker??

    Lots of exposure here for LQMT if Apple begins use on mass scale...

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    • With Vissor out of the way anything can happen now.

    • Explain to the class how this provides REVENUE to LQMT.

      Sentiment: Sell

      • 5 Replies to oilly2bed
      • From their CFO: In short, Apple has the right to utilize our technology in “consumer electronics (CE)” for manufacturing, selling…etc whatever they see fit in the CE industry. It was a one time, licensing transaction with no royalties. Liquidmetal has rights in all industries outside of CE in general, and we develop intellectual property together with Apple. All legal, patent, litigation expenses related to our intellectual property are paid by Apple.

        Sentiment: Buy

      • hdunn2 May 28, 2014 3:33 PM Flag

        This does not provide revenue, but the arbitration was becoming quite costly for the company. It is certainly a positive development.

        Sentiment: Strong Buy

      • hdunn2 May 28, 2014 2:59 PM Flag

        1. This is big for LQMT if AAPL starts using the material heavily as it will bring down the manufacturing costs of the material. As orders increase economies of scale will kick in quickly I believe.

        2. I am not sure exactly how royalty payments work, but I do know that there is an ongoing information sharing agreement between AAPL and LQMT in which AAPL received a perpetual exclusive use license in the consumer electronic space and in return AAPL shares all inventions and rights to them related to LiquidMetal back to LQMT through a subsidiary. LQMT then may turn around and use those innovations in fields outside of consumer electronics. @Spectate_Ulator, by the nature of this agreement other companies may not use the material in the consumer electronic space.

        3. Additionally, this stock could easily double just by the name of the material getting mass main media exposure, never mind fundamentals..

        Sentiment: Strong Buy

      • I believe no matter who makes lquidmetal based products LQMT gets paid the royalty for the lquidmetal material. Let's say APPL makes 10M iphones using liquidmetal and each carries $1 of royalty for the material. LQMT can have $10M revenue without spending any resources for it.

      • Its all about exposure and getting their product out there! Do you think that when Apple announces they are using this product for their iphone case, that other companies wont think real hard about the advantages of an injection-moldable metal, with these mechanical properties??

        In addition, I find it hard to believe that LQMT would not bennefit in some way if Apple begins using their product on a mass scale!

        Class adjourned...

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