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17th August 2022

The contribution of patents to enterprise value

A valuation methodology for calculating the contribution that an entire portfolio makes to the overall value of the company

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This article describes a valuation methodology for calculating the contribution that an entire portfolio makes to the overall value of the company.

The authors – Nigel Swycher, Cipher CEO and Steve Harris, Cipher CTO – have coined the description in situ valuation for this approach to emphasise that the valuation is only relevant to the current owner and that it is not dependent on a specific licensing, litigation or other corporate event.

The Cipher CEO explains the thinking behind ‘In situ’ valuation.
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The contribution of patents to enterprise value

The article’s sections are:

  • The importance of patents
  • Existing approaches to patent valuation
  • In situ valuation of patents
  • An opportunity to change the narrative

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