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Webinar: Patent valuation methodologies for companies and entrepreneurs

Written by Hejab Azam on Feb 6, 2017 3:45:00 PM
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In this webinar, we will be joined by our guest speaker Dr. Dierk-Oliver Kiehne, CEO of InTraCoM. InTraCom specializes in intellectual property rights and innovation management with a focus on valuations of patent utility models, patent families, or entire corporate portfolios. Their customers include large Blue Chip companies, SMEs, M&A agencies, banks, research institutions and tech transfer offices.

Dr Kiehne has 17 years of experience in patent valuation and in this webinar, he will discuss different methodologies for patent valuation. He will discuss how patent valuations are becoming increasingly important to determine the overall worth of a company.

He will discuss the different occasions where a patent valuation may become important including:

  • Corporate transaction- M&As
  • Licensing opportunities
  • Financial occasions- when the company value is rising
  • Tech transfer- buying and selling patents

Dr Kiehne will discuss how and when companies can use different valuation methodologies such as:

  • The income approach
    With its roots in the valuation of companies such as their annual income, the patent income is calculated from licenses and revenue from a patent and the cost savings associated with it.
  • Cost approach
    This approach is derived from accounting standards. Here all the directly associated costs are considered such as development expenses and external expenses with patent searching, patent application, attorney fees and maintenance fees.
  • Market approach
    This approach compares the invention with similar objects in the market and determines the price of similar objects traded in the past. This way an average value can be calculated to be used to determine how much a new patent is worth.
  • Indicator based approach
    Some indicators determine certain patent features such as family size of the patent or the number of citations on a patent.

To find out how you can value your patent portfolio, register for the webinar now by clicking on the link below:

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Topics: Growth, Patents, R&D, Corporate Strategy, patent analysis, Competitive Intelligence, Legal, IP Analysis