IP Valuation – Understanding the Financial Value of IP Assets
Thursday, August 13th, 2015 at 10:30 am United States (GMT -07:00) Pacific
Speaker: Efrat Kasznik, President of Foresight Valuation Group
The value of patent portfolios is often shrouded in mystery, due to the lack of transparency associated with IP transactions. In the US market, some of the recent multi-million dollar patent deals, Supreme Court decisions, intensive patent litigation and the ongoing patent reform legislation, have had a tremendous impact on the financial value of IP assets. Yet, the financial value of IP assets is largely misunderstood due to the fact that these assets are not reported and measured regularly in financial statements of corporate IP holders, creating a gap in valuation that is difficult to bridge by market observers.
This webinar will provide guideline to understanding the value of a company's IP portfolio as a strategic business asset, from the viewpoint of a variety of stakeholders. Through hand-on examples from her valuation practice, the speaker will present a practical approach to understanding the methodologies applied and factors considered in the valuation and assessment of patents as they relate to the corporate IP holder. Some of the special circumstances highlighted I the talk include: IP valuation for funding and IP valuation in M&A deals.
Suggested Audience: IP lawyers, In-house IP counsel, Corporate licensing professionals, startup founders, Investors (VCs, Angels), tech transfer offices, Corporate lawyers, transaction lawyers, Corp. development professional
Outline of the Talk
- Overview of IP valuation circumstances
- The IP valuation Gap
- How to select the right IP valuation methodology
- IP valuation for funding
- IP valuation in M&A
About the Speaker
Ms. Kasznik is an intellectual property valuation and strategy expert, with 20 years of consulting experience, focusing on assisting clients with the management and monetization of their IP and technologies. She is the president of Foresight Valuation Group, a Silicon-Valley based IP valuation, strategy, and start-up advisory firm. She is a Lecturer on IP Management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) and a mentor on IP strategy issues at the GSB’s Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.
Ms. Kasznik is Chair of the Internet of Things (IoT) committee of the High Tech Sector, LES USA-Canada, and is listed on the IAM 300 list of leading IP Strategists for 2013, 2014 and 2015. She has been an entrepreneur and co-founder of Silicon Valley startups, and serves on the advisory boards of several startups, accelerators and venture funds in the US and in Europe.