Businesses can sometimes question the value that they derive from their intangible assets, including patents, trade marks, copyright, designs and confidential know how. Understanding the contribution that their IP makes is vital when considering how to value any business, and IP valuations are useful if a business wishes to license or sell any of their IP, or raise investment or enter into a collaboration based on that IP.
Working with a specialist IP valuation company, we offer a range of valuation services to help clients gain an ‘arm’s length’ view of the value of their IP rights. These valuations can vary in their cost and complexity, but they usually do not take more than four weeks to complete, resulting in a detailed IP valuation report.
Your IP valuation report will typically include a background summary of your technology, a list of the IP portfolio and any other associated intangible assets under consideration, an indication of the size of the commercial market, and a snapshot of the current competition. As well as the indicative calculations used to value your IP, the report also includes a discussion of applicable valuation methodologies (i.e. market-based, cost-based or income-based methods) and any specific risk hurdles that need to be overcome to commercialise the technology.
Armed with the IP valuation report, our attorneys are highly experienced in helping you decide what to do next with your business, such as getting you “investor ready”, or assisting you in monetising your IP, be that by licensing it, or selling it outright. Please contact us to discuss your IP valuation needs.