Understanding Patent Value
Discover the true worth of a company’s most valuable asset.
How to calculate what patents contribute to enterprise value
It is easy to assert that patents are valuable, and it is challenging to quantify their value. The unique and unusual characteristics of patents explain this.
Many patent valuation methodologies have been developed to deal with this problem. Among the most common are the cost, income and market approaches.
But consider if there was a valuation methodology for calculating the contribution that an entire portfolio makes to the overall value of the company.
Nigel Swycher, LexisNexis Cipher CEO and Steve Harris, LexisNexis Cipher CTO – have coined the description in situ valuation for this approach to emphasize that the valuation is only relevant to the current owner and that it is not dependent on a specific licensing, litigation or other corporate event.
The importance of assigning value to the patents you own
It’s never been more important to understand and communicate the value your patents contribute to the health of your organisation. As budgets are restricted, IP teams must be vigilant not to cut too deep or in the wrong place.
What is ‘in situ’ valuation?
“In situ valuation focuses on the impact on cash flow of owning a patent portfolio. This impact can be positive such as revenue or such as royalties under a license.
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