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Intellectual property / IP valuation


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Intellectual property or IP refers to creations such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; symbols; names; and images used in commerce.

IP is protected in law by (in particular) patents, copyright and trademarks. These enable recognition or financial benefit from such inventions or creations. The rights attached to IP are aimed at fostering an environment in which creativity and innovation can flourish within a competitive context. Intellectual property valuation or IP valuation covers the commercial aspects relating to these legal rights.

Valuing IP therefore encompasses mainly rights arising from patents, copyright, trademarks and other forms of IP such as design rights and registered designs.

Widely adopted IP valuation approaches

When carrying out an IP valuation, Intangible Business adopts widely accepted approaches based on a combination of the income, market and cost approaches.

Focus of Intangible Business

The application of these approaches benefits from Intangible Business’ specific focus on forecasts, with research and analysis of market transactions for different but comparable assets where relevant information is difficult to obtain. Intangible Business adopts a thorough approach based on good knowledge and experience of how to find, analyse and present information in a way which better informs an intellectual property valuation.

Intangible Business also ensures that the approaches used, and conclusions reached, are commercially balanced, realistic and consistent with analyses required for all the different reasons IP valuations are required and carried out in practice.

Support to legal services

If IP value is at stake, it will be a significant issue. Intangible Business is experienced in providing expert independent IP valuation services for IP management, owners and their legal or other advisers in particular for: dispute resolution; corporate deals; IP management; and supporting other legal services.

If you have any questions, or would like us to value some IP for you, please call Stuart Whitwell or send him an email.