This indispensable tool provides readers with complete coverage of the issues, methods, and art of valuing and pricing of early-stage technologies including backgrounds in the core concepts, sources of value, methods of valuation, equity realizations, and negotiation strategies.
"In this book, we attempt to cover some frequently asked questions on intellectual property and intangible assets and to engage in brief discussions on the subject of identifying value. We identify many of the main types of intellectual property and intangible assets. We also look at the primary, traditional, and not-so-traditional methods of valuing these assets and include case studies and various situations in which the valuation of these assets is required." -- from the Introduction, p. 3.
Comprehensive coverage of the issues, methods, and art of valuing and pricing early-stage technologies To develop or not to develop; to license or not to license; what price will be a true reflection of the product's value from both the buyer's and seller's point of view? These questions are crucial to companies dependent on intellectual property-particularly technology companies, universities, and biotech companies. The risks associated with early-stage technology are high, and decisions must often be made years before any potential product will reach the market. In Early-Stage Technologies: Valuation and Pricing, Richard Razgaitis presents TR-R-A-DE(TM), a comprehensive approach to determining the future of new technologies based on technology rights, risk assignment, the art of deal-making, and deal economics. He considers the key components involved in a licensing transaction, offers a detailed presentation of six valuation methods for intellectual property, examines risk in both quantitative and qualitative terms, and explores the negotiation strategy and structuring of agreements that are the keys to the art of technology rights deal-making. Early-Stage Technologies is an indispensable tool for anyone involved in the development, valuation, and licensing of intellectual property, the most valuable resource and driving force of the information age.
FromForbesandFortuneto theWall Street JournalandHarvard Business Review,the pundits are calling it the next corporate strategy challenge: How to use patents and other intellectual property not just as legal tools but as weapons of business competition. WithRembrandts in the Attic, authors Kevin Rivette and David Kline provide the first practical and strategic guide that shows CEOs and other managers how to unlock the enormous financial and competitive power hidden in their patent portfolios. Writing engagingly and citing numerous case studies, the authors warn that firms can no longer ignore the growing power of patents in business competition. The competitive battles once fought for control of markets and raw materials are today increasingly being waged over the exclusive rights to new ideas and innovations. Where once executives may have feared that their competitors might out-market or out-produce them, they must now be concerned that rivals-especially in the booming e-commerce sectors of the Internet-may secure exclusive patent rights to the essential technologies or even to the fundamental business concepts that they need to be in business in the first place. Rembrandts in the Atticlifts the veil of secrecy surrounding the use of patents in business competition today, showing how some of the world's most successful firms-market leaders such as Intel and Microsoft, Lucent and Gillette, IBM, and Priceline.com-have used patents to capture and defend markets, outflank rivals, boost bottom-line revenues and shareholder return, and enhance the commercial success of their enterprises. Rembrandts in the Atticis a superb strategy guide that demonstrates the cross-functional value companies can gain by using patents and the gold mine of competitive intelligence that they contain. The book will enable readers to map out technology trends and convergences, uncover the strategies and capabilities of friends and foes alike, and strengthen the competitive efforts of every functional unit in the enterprise, from R&D and marketing to finance, human resources, and mergers and acquisitions. CEOs will learn how to use the authors' patent-enhanced "Grow-Fix-Sell triage" to help them better allocate corporate resources and build a higher growth portfolio of businesses. R&D managers can employ the authors' "IP-3" strategy to help build category-leading products, amplify the branding and marketing efforts devoted to them, and secure the key "choke points" that sustain their product or service advantage. And business development executives will discover how to use patents as competitive intelligence tools to uncover the most attractive M&A opportunities, strengthen valuation and due diligence efforts, and configure asset sales and transfers to greatest advantage. If patents are the "smart bombs" of tomorrow's business wars, thenRembrandts in the Atticis the definitive guide to deploying them for profit and competitive advantage.
Companies are increasingly looking to their intellectual property (patents, trademarks, formulas, copyrights, brand names, distributions systems, etc.) as a profit center. As they try to extract more value from their holdings, some of which have been left dormant for years, many are looking beyond their own core products to partnerships with outside industries. Now it its third edition, Intellectual Property: Licensing and Joint Venture Strategies provides the most up-to-date practical tools for evaluating the investment aspects of licensing and joint venture decisions, and discusses the legal, tax, and accounting practices and procedures related to such arrangements.
Applying practical tools to the volatile process of negotiating Prognosticators apply Monte Carlo Analysis (MCA) to determine the likelihood and significance of a complete range of future outcomes; Real Options Analysis (ROA) can then be employed to develop pricing structures, or options, for such outcomes. Richard Razgaitis' Dealmaking shows readers how to apply these powerful valuation tools to a variety of business processes, such as pricing, negotiating, or living with a "deal," be it a technology license, and R&D partnership, or an outright sales agreement. Dealmaking distinguishes itself from other negotiating guides not only by treating negotiations as an increasingly common situation, but also by presenting a tool-based approach that creates flexible, practical valuation models. This forward-thinking guide includes a variety of checklists, case studies, and a CD-ROM with the appropriate software. Richard Razgaitis (Bloomsbury, NJ) is a Managing Director at InteCap, Inc. He has over twenty-five years of experience working with the development, commercialization, and strategic management of technology, seventeen of which have been spent in the commercialization of intellectual property.
Up-to-date, expert guidance and a valuable tool kit for IP valuation Intellectual Property, Valuation, Exploitation, and Infringement Damages provides practical tools and expert clarification for the valuation of intangible assets. This new 2016 Cumulative Supplement contains the latest laws, regulations, and practices surrounding licensing and joint ventures, with practical analytical models that simplify the calculation of royalties and equity splits. As a companion to the comprehensive Intellectual Property, this book provides invaluable guidance toward the investment aspects, business strategies, taxes, and accounting practices involved in intellectual property protection and profit, to help licensing professionals structure optimal arrangements and mitigate risks. Written by leading experts in the intellectual property realm, this guide is a must-have resource for anyone working with intangible assets. Intellectual property is more than a simple profit center; to many owners, it's the cornerstone of their organization, and must be rigorously protected and exploited to the fullest extent. This book provides clear guidance on valuation, which is the foundation of a successful IP strategy. Define the value of intangible assets in real-money terms Examine the business economics of licensing and joint venture strategies Understand the relevant legal, tax, and accounting practices Determine fair royalty rates and equity splits Patents, trademarks, formulas, copyrights, brand names, distribution systems—all fall under the intellectual property umbrella, and each might be the competitive edge upon which a business is built. Intellectual property can cost hundreds of millions of dollars to create, and is often irreplaceable with no substitute or alternative available, making it an organization's most important asset. Protect it properly, and reap every ounce of profit it can produce with the important guidance in Intellectual Property, Valuation, Exploitation, and Infringement Damages, 2016 Cumulative Supplement.
Provides professionals with the latest information and knowledge on key aspects of business and intellectual property valuation, damages, and transfer price analyses, as well as answers to transaction, financing, taxation, litigation, and corporate planning questions. Compiled and organized by valuation authorities Robert Reilly and Robert Schweihs with contributions from leading experts.
A better way to value the profitability and risk of R&D projects New technology and R&D initiatives affect companies in both the service and manufacturing sector. It's estimated that half a trillion dollars is spent worldwide each year on such efforts. Technology Valuation Solutions + website offers a methodology along with illustrative cases for valuing the profitability and risk of R&D projects. A companion to Boer's earlier work, The Valuation of Technology (978-0-471-31638-1), this book provides additional material that will help readers assess a wide variety of projects and business scenarios. In addition to the in-depth case studies, this book includes a website featuring valuation templates that readers can customize for their own individual needs.
There are four distinct types of intellectual property: patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. This practical, systematic book is designed to help company managers decide which, if any, form of intellectual property protection is most appropriate for their needs. It demonstrates a Protection Analysis Model (flow diagram) which provides a single, coherent decision-making tool which effectively analyzes all intellectual property situations. The model integrates trade secrets, patents (utility and design), copyrights and trademarks in an easy to understand methodology which ensures that a company's intellectual property opportunities are being maximized. The book continually summarizes key points in reference tables, and includes many real-life scenarios and footnotes to case authority to support or explain points. It will be supplemented annually
The author provides a detailed treatment of the basic rules, principles, and issues in contracts. Topics covered include offer and acceptance, parol evidence and interpretation, consideration, promissory estoppel, contracts under seal, capacity of parties, conditions, performance, and breach. The author also discusses damages, avoidance and reformation, third-party beneficiaries, assignments, and the statute of frauds. The discharge of contracts and illegal bargains are also the subject of separate chapters.
The information revolution has made for a radically more fluid knowledge environment, and the growth of venture capital has created inexorable pressure towards fast commercialisation of existing technologies Companies that don't use the technologies they develop are likely to lose them. Key features Over the past several years, Hank Chesbrough has done excellent research and writing on the commercialisation of technology and the changing role and context for R&D. This book represents a powerful synthesis of that work in the form of a new paradigm for managing corporate research and bringing new technologies to market Chesbrough impressively articulates his ideas and how they connect to each other, weaving several disparate areas of work R&D, corporate venturing, spinoffs, licensing and intellectual property into a single coherent framework.
Argues against common competitive practices while outlining recommendations based on the creation of untapped market spaces with growth potential.
Capitalize on All the Latest Legal, Financial, and Compliance Information Needed to Analyze and Appraise Any Business For over 25 years, Valuing a Business has provided professionals and students with expert business valuation information, offering clear, concise coverage of valuation principles and methods. Over the decades, the book's unsurpassed explanations of all valuation issues have made it the definitive text in the field, against which every other business valuation book is measured. Now updated with new legal, financial, and compliance material, the Fifth Edition of Valuing a Business presents detailed answers to virtually all valuation questions_ranging from executive compensation and lost profits analysis...to ESOP issues and valuation discounts. Written by Shannon Pratt, one of the world's leading authorities on business valuation, this updated classic offers a complete “one-stop” compendium of information on the full range of valuation concepts and methods. Valuing a Business contains step-by-step discussions and analyses of: Business Valuation Standards and Credentials Defining the Assignment Business Valuation Theory and Principles Gathering Company Data Site Visits and Interviews Researching Economic and Industry Information Analyzing Financial Statements Financial Statement Ratio Analysis Income, Market, and Asset-Based Approaches to Valuation The Capitalized Excess Earnings Method Premiums and Discounts Writing and Reviewing Business Valuation Reports Valuing Debt Securities, Preferred Stock, Stock Options, and S Corporation Stock Valuations for Estate and Gift Tax Purposes Buy-Sell Agreements Valuations for Income Tax Purposes Valuation with Employee Stock Ownership Plans Valuations for Ad Valorem Taxation Dissenting Stockholder and Minority Oppression Actions Valuations for Marital Dissolution Purposes Litigation Support Services Expert Testimony Arbitration and Mediation This landmark reference also presents a wealth of recent court cases for each valuation area, which together provide a comprehensive overview of all the legal rulings and trends in the field of business valuation.
Describes the principles and methodologies for crafting and executing a successful business-aligned IT strategy to provide businesses with value delivery.
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When discussing being stuck in a "win-win vs. win-lose" debate, most negotiation books focus on face-to-face tactics. Yet, table tactics are only the "first dimension" of David A. Lax and James K. Sebenius' pathbreaking 3-D Negotiation (TM) approach, developed from their decades of doing deals and analyzing great dealmakers. Moves in their "second dimension"—deal design—systematically unlock economic and noneconomic value by creatively structuring agreements. But what sets the 3-D approach apart is its "third dimension": setup. Before showing up at a bargaining session, 3-D Negotiators ensure that the right parties have been approached, in the right sequence, to address the right interests, under the right expectations, and facing the right consequences of walking away if there is no deal. This new arsenal of moves away from the table often has the greatest impact on the negotiated outcome. Packed with practical steps and cases, 3-D Negotiation demonstrates how superior setup moves plus insightful deal designs can enable you to reach remarkable agreements at the table, unattainable by standard tactics.
Julie L. Davis and Suzanne Harrison Today's corporations are always on the lookout for exciting new and innovative ideas that can be used to generate revenue. Up until recently, this meant taking these ideas and turning them into products or services, which could then be sold for profit. But today, a unique new concept is revolutionizing the way companies are getting value from ideas. Instead of incorporating them into products or services, today's innovations may be bartered, licensed or sold in the "idea" stage for tremendous amounts of money. For example, IBM currently receives well over $1 billion in revenue every year from licensing its intellectual property, unrelated to the manufacture of a single product. Today more and more companies are adopting this idea of turning their legal departments, where intellectual property is housed, from cost centers into profit centers. Edison in the Boardroom: How Leading Companies Realize Value from Their Intellectual Assets takes an in-depth look at the revolutionary concept of Intellectual asset management (IAM). IAM is changing the way companies all over the world are doing business. In their careers as business consultants, the authors have been privileged to meet individuals who were clearly ahead of their time when it came to realizing value from their companies' innovations. Based on their interactions with the ICM Gathering--an international group of companies who meet several times a year to create, define and benchmark best practices in the area of IAM--the authors have compiled a wealth of knowledge and successful stories that illustrate how far businesses have come in their ability to leverage and monetize their intellectual assets. Incorporating stories and teachings from some of the most successful companies in the worlds -- such as Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Procter & Gamble, Rockwell, Dow, Ford and many others -- the authors have made an exhaustive study of IAM and its implications for today's businesses. They have culled a hierarchy of best practices that today's companies can integrate into their own business philosophies to gain the best return from their intellectual assets.