A comprehensive reference for valuation of intangible assets Intellectual Property, Valuation, Exploitation, and Infringement Damages provides in-depth, up-to-date guidance about the valuation of intangible assets. Covering patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and more, this book describes the standards, best practices, and case law relating to valuation, licensing, and infringement damages. Intellectual property strategies are examined from a business economic standpoint, and analytical models are provided to streamline the calculation of valuations, licensing royalty rates, and fair equity splits in joint venture arrangements. Designed to ease the task of attaching monetary value to intangible assets, this invaluable reference includes extensive practical guidance including sample royalty rate information, diffusion sales forecasting models, detailed treatment of investment rate of return, and the valuation of early-stage technology. Intellectual property is rapidly becoming a major profit center for an increasing number of companies, who may invest billions of dollars in development of an irreplaceable asset. This book provides an authoritative reference for exploiting this property to its fullest extent, and quantifying its actual economic value. Now that intangible assets are becoming the cornerstones of corporations, applying a logical, analytical approach to valuation has become more important than ever. Intellectual Property, Valuation, Exploitation, and Infringement Damages provides expert guidance for each stage of the asset's life cycle, with recommended procedures and strategies grounded in case law and real-world practice.
Up-to-date, expert guidance and a valuable tool kit for IP valuation Intellectual Property, Valuation, Exploitation, and Infringement Damages provides practical tools and expert clarification for the valuation of intangible assets. This new 2016 Cumulative Supplement contains the latest laws, regulations, and practices surrounding licensing and joint ventures, with practical analytical models that simplify the calculation of royalties and equity splits. As a companion to the comprehensive Intellectual Property, this book provides invaluable guidance toward the investment aspects, business strategies, taxes, and accounting practices involved in intellectual property protection and profit, to help licensing professionals structure optimal arrangements and mitigate risks. Written by leading experts in the intellectual property realm, this guide is a must-have resource for anyone working with intangible assets. Intellectual property is more than a simple profit center; to many owners, it's the cornerstone of their organization, and must be rigorously protected and exploited to the fullest extent. This book provides clear guidance on valuation, which is the foundation of a successful IP strategy. Define the value of intangible assets in real-money terms Examine the business economics of licensing and joint venture strategies Understand the relevant legal, tax, and accounting practices Determine fair royalty rates and equity splits Patents, trademarks, formulas, copyrights, brand names, distribution systems—all fall under the intellectual property umbrella, and each might be the competitive edge upon which a business is built. Intellectual property can cost hundreds of millions of dollars to create, and is often irreplaceable with no substitute or alternative available, making it an organization's most important asset. Protect it properly, and reap every ounce of profit it can produce with the important guidance in Intellectual Property, Valuation, Exploitation, and Infringement Damages, 2016 Cumulative Supplement.
An updated, comprehensive guide to monetizing intellectual property assets Intellectual Property, Valuation, Exploration, and Infringement Damages removes complexity and provides solutions to the challenge of placing a dollar amount on intellectual property. This revised and updated cumulative supplement for 2015 provides insight that reflects the latest regulations and best practices, and the most up to date practical tools for evaluating the investment aspects of licensing and joint venture decisions. The discussion includes procedures for accounting, tax, and legalities, and examines the business economics of strategies involving intellectual property, and analytical models are provided to help you determine reasonable royalty rates for licensing and fair equity splits in joint venture arrangements. With detailed explanations and expert insight into the realities surrounding these assets, you'll have everything you need to exploit your product to the fullest extent. Companies are increasingly looking to their intellectual property as a profit center. Patents, trademarks, formulas, copyrights, and brand names can easily become the cornerstone of a corporation, and its most important asset, all while remaining difficult to quantifiably value. This supplement simplifies the challenge by providing the tools, precedent, and expert advice you need to approach these assets with clarity and understanding. Overcome valuation challenges and avoid common errors Understand the associated legal, tax, and accounting practices Study analytical models for fair licensing and equity splits Review precedent for determining infringement damages Intellectual property can cost hundreds of millions of dollars to create, and is often irreplaceable with no substitute or alternative available. These assets need protection, and companies need recourse in case of infringement. Intellectual Property, Valuation, Exploration, and Infringement Damages clarifies the legal, financial, and investment issues to give you a deeper understanding of how best to handle these valuable assets.