Somewhere between "art and science", financial valuation involves estimating how much income your intangible assets can generate over time. By "intangible assets" we mean intellectual property rights such as patents, trademarks and designs, but also copyrights, know-how and software among others.
As the importance of intellectual property rights increases, so does the importance of valuing them.
Such valuations may be carried out for a number of reasons, including:
- Is a development project worthwhile in terms of costs and potential returns?
- Which of several innovative projects should be prioritized?
- Is the cost of maintaining the protection of an innovation worthwhile in terms of its residual value?
- The inventor contributes his technology, know-how, patents and trademarks. The investor provides a certain amount of money. What should each party's share in the company be?
- The patents and trademarks are offered for sale or licence. What price should be charged?
- An infringer has infringed your patents. How much compensation can you claim?
These are just some of the questions that a financial valuation can answer.
We are very proud to be the only intellectual property firm in Switzerland to have been awarded the title of "IP Valuator" by the “Association for Management and Valuation of Intangibles”.
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Mise à jour : 08.02.2024