The How And Why Of Patent Valuation

Law360, New York (October 26, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Given the increasingly critical role intellectual property plays in today’s global economy, businesses are focusing more resources on identifying and safeguarding these assets. Patents, one form of intellectual property, offer an economic incentive for inventors to publish their findings and obtain infringement protection.

Common circumstances in which a patent valuation or related services may be considered include licensing transactions between a patent holder and third party, acquisitions of companies holding patents, gifting or transfers of patents, litigation settings (for example, patent infringement or lapsed patent cases),...
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