Putting a price on technology
Abstract: Valuing technology-related intellectual property (IP) can be an enormous challenge for lawyers and valuation experts. It considers the degree of legal protection associated with technology IP as well as the economic benefits a company is expected to derive from that protection. Typically, valuation experts analyze the various economic benefits associated with a technology IP asset separately, and will use different approaches depending on whether a patent is associated with developed technology, in-process research and development, or future technology. There are a variety of contexts in which the need to value technology IP can arise.