Putting a price on intangibles – Intellectual property requires valuation smarts
Abstract: Intellectual property such as patents, copyrights and trademarks can present some of the most difficult business valuation challenges. The American Society of Appraisers has recognized this by issuing a standard for valuing such intangible assets. The standard, known as BVS-IX, Intangible Asset Valuation, gives attorneys an idea of what to expect from their valuation experts and provides a baseline for evaluating the work of opposing experts. This article takes a look at factors appraisers consider when valuing intangible, while a sidebar lists some specific valuation factors addressed by the standard.