The Contribution of Patents to Enterprise Value

The Contribution of Patents to Enterprise Value

The authors outline a new valuation methodology for calculating the contribution of patents to enterprise value.

This article describes a valuation methodology for calculating the contribution that an entire portfolio makes to the overall value of the company.

The authors – Nigel Swycher, LexisNexis® Cipher CEO and Steve Harris, 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.

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