IP as an Asset Class: Valuing Assets in Support of Monetization Strategy
Intellectual property and technology asset classes are highly valuable, but they often are illiquid and difficult to value. Although patents and other forms of intellectual property are often critical to maintaining sustainable competitive advantages and profit margins in many industries, methods for valuing these business assets can dramatically undervalue the real value when applied to these assets made up of a bundle of negative rights (intellectual property merely conferring on its owner the ability to exclude others from infringing use).
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