Posts Tagged: valuation


Valuing Intellectual Property in an AIA World

Patent investors are no different than investors in any other asset class. They abhor uncertainty and charge a stiff premium for risk. In the wake of the …
By Ashley Keller
4 years ago 6

When Do Operating Companies Sell Their Patents?

What causes operating companies to sell their patents? Our intuition tells us that patent sales take place when the seller is in financial distress or the company …

Patent Landscaping: Sorting the grain from the chaff

Companies at the cutting edge of their industries have realized the immense value of their patent portfolios and are still trying to make the most of that …
By Julia Elvidge
4 years ago 0

Billion-dollar-plus valuation of Yahoo’s Excalibur patent portfolio could be optimistic in current market

It’s this environment of malaise within which Yahoo is trying to bolster its fortunes with the sale of an intellectual property portfolio involving about 3,000 patents and …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 1

Building, Maintaining and Leveraging your Technology Patent Portfolio: A Qualitative Approach

An organization’s overall IP strategy should support business strategies and help increase the value of the company. IP strategy will be different depending on the business …
By Terry Ludlow
4 years ago 0

Patent Value and Changing Metrics – Time to Believe in Our Product

The reason it matters as to whether we patent folks can speak non-patent speak is that those who make the decisions about patent value, i.e., corporate …
By John White
4 years ago 3

The Yahoo Patent Portfolio: What is the market price today?

Business Insider reports that Yahoo's patent portfolio could generate up to $3B. We disagree and we use data to show why. With an estimated street price of $772…

High Value Patents: Does family size matter when looking for better patents?

Intuitively, family size and diversity of international filings should be good indicators of value. We hypothesized that like independent claim count, the investment to produce a larger …

The 2015 Brokered Patent Market: A Good Year to be a Buyer

If you were buying patents in 2015, you likely did better than any previous year. The patent market, and, in particular, the brokered patent market, continues to be …

Patent Litigators Can Bring Patent Valuations Down to Earth

A patent litigator knows the ultimate truth about patents: their real value is only revealed in the gauntlet of litigation. In a bygone era, patents were reputed …
By Miriam Martinez
5 years ago 0

The Naked Truth: 30% of US Unicorns Have No Patents

Topping the list of US Unicorns (a pre-exit startup with a valuation exceeding $1 billion) are high flyers like Uber at $51 billion and Airbnb at $25.5 billion, followed by …

For Patent Owners Patent Quality is all about Value

To a large extent the meaning of the term depends on your viewpoint, but for a patent owner patent quality is all about value. Indeed, from the …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 4

Balancing Patent Quality and Patent Quantity to Maximize ROI

Typically in our experience only about 3% to 5% of a patent portfolio consists of “star patents.” These are the patents that are demonstrably valuable because they claim technology …
By Ian MacLean
5 years ago 1

Uber’s $50 billion valuation propped up by data mining practices

Is Uber really a technology company? Essentially, Uber runs a car service and at first glance the company is no more a technology company than any other …

Alternate Approaches to the Valuation of Intellectual Property

Techniques for valuing intellectual property continue to develop, especially as access to information becomes easier and more efficient. The practice of valuing intellectual property has only been …
By Weston Anson
6 years ago 6