How To Adopt An Intelligent Approach to Patent Valuation

Patent valuation is the method to calculate the real market value of the patent. This calculation helps businesses to generate revenue from their intellectual property.

Since patents are corporate assets, it is essential for investors to be able to calculate and account for the value of a patent, in case of a merger or sale.

Although regulatory organizations have established patent laws, no law describes specific patent valuation requirements.

Because patents are intangible assets, assigning them a financial value is often hard. That’s why we have developed a ‘hybrid’ approach for patent valuation that enables customers to prioritize their IP assets more efficiently and monetize their patents portfolio.

The Market Valuation Factors

The Hybrid approach for patent valuation takes into account the following parameters:

  • Market size, and market share of said technology.
  • Annual turnover generated by the patented technology
  • Absolute profit after applying all taxes and duties.
  • Discount factor, which is based upon the risk assessment of the patent.
  • Product factor, which evaluates how important the patent is to the overall product.

A Net Present Value is calculated after evaluating the patent on the basis of these key factors and corresponding licensing fees or market value is given.

Also Read: A Complete Global Best IP Practices Guide for Corporate IP departments

Why Patent Valuation Matters

Patent valuations form the bedrock of an IP strategy.

There might be a case that the patented technology is revolutionary; however, it requires significant changes in current products worldwide to make it publicly available. Even in such cases, the industry might not adopt the patented technology.

The value of the patent is the amount of money equivalent to that money which can replace that invention if an inventor has an item patented by him or her. A prospective client would not be willing to pay more for a patent than the amount he or she would have to pay to obtain an equivalent right of protection.

When a business or a person develops a product with the ability to be patented, the fundamental hope is the item being patented will result in a rise in revenue or at least be a cost-saving measure in the business.

This strategy states that the value of the patent is the actual cash value of these future advantages.

In other words, the value of the patent is roughly equivalent to the value of previously sold and bought comparable patents or patented products.

For this strategy to be used for patent valuation, two factors must be in place: Existence of an active market for the patent, or a similar one Past transactions of comparable property Look for similar values when searching for comparable patents for the following products: Industry characteristics Market share or market share potential Growth businesses.

The Bottom Line

It must be possible for both companies and investors to account for the value of a patent. Patents, as intangible assets, pose valuation challenge. But, they can be crucial in determining the success of a company and investors buying shares from those businesses.

Sagacious IP’s Patent Valuation service enables you to determine the monetary value of your patent. It impacts your R&D efforts, bolsters your intellectual property rights and enhances revenue, stock performance, and reputation.

– Dhananjay Kr. Das [ICT Sales (IP Strategy and Solutions)], Nishant Kaushik (ICT Licensing) and The Editorial Team

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