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Introducing patent value

Discover the true worth of a company’s most valuable asset

Introducing patent value

Cipher contributed an article to IAM on 3 August 2022, around valuing patents when they are not part of any transaction but ‘In situ’.

The full version of this article is now available to download.

Cipher CEO and paper co-author Nigel Swycher explains the thinking behind ‘In situ’ valuation.

How to calculate what patents contribute to enterprise value

It is easy to assert that patents are valuable and much harder to quantify that value. This has typically been explained by reference to the unique and unusual characteristics of patents.

To deal with this reality, many valuation methodologies have been developed. Among the most common are the cost, income and market approaches.

The contribution of patents to enterprise value

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Read our detailed article

This is a detailed new report outlining a groundbreaking approach to patent valuation.

Nigel Swycher (Cipher CEO) and Steve Harris (CTO) describe a valuation methodology for calculating the contribution that an entire portfolio makes to the overall value of a company.

In situ valuation focuses on the impact on cash flow of owning a patent portfolio. This impact can be positive such as revenue or such as royalties under a licence.”

Nigel Swycher (CEO) and Steve Harris (CTO), Cipher

We are planning a round table discussion on the solution put forward by our paper.   Details will be announced shortly.

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It’s never been more important to understand and communicate the value your patents contribute to the health of your organisation. As budgets are restricted, IP teams must be vigilant not to cut too deep or in the wrong place.

Nigel Swycher, CEO and Founder of Cipher

Return on Investment (ROI)

$40 billion is spent on patents each year, but how do you determine the value those assets are bringing to your organisation?

The data, the tools and the model for calculating ROI are ready to be used.  Cipher’s report – Pulling Back the Curtain: Calculating Return on Investment of Patent Portfolioswas co-authored with senior figures at Meta.

Access our Pulling Back the Curtain report

Return on Investment of Patent Portfolios

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