Drive innovation through smart management of intellectual property.


Implement vision and exceed goals in today’s competitive markets.


Rely on expert advisory based on state of the art methodologies and data driven analysis.


Leverage Silicon Valley insights and approaches to connect technologies and markets across the world.

At Foresight Valuation Group

“We work with our clients to develop an active and informed approach to managing their intangible assets, from valuing their intellectual property (IP) portfolio to planning effectively for commercialization and growth.”

In today’s competitive marketplace, smart companies – from Fortune 500 firms to early stage startups – rely on innovation to keep them one step ahead of the game. They need to effectively leverage the knowledge, technologies, trade secrets, patents, trademarks, and copyrights that are critical to their success.

Foresight takes a highly focused approach to extracting value from innovation. Our principals and affiliates have been involved in analyzing and commercializing cutting edge innovation for some of the world’s most prominent technology companies. As IP experts based in Silicon Valley, we help organizations across a range of industries manage and grow their IP as a strategic business asset.

Intellectual Asset Management Consulting

Foresight Valuation Group provides a full suite of services designed to help our clients improve their results through valuing, strategically managing, and monetizing their intangible assets.

Valuation Analysis

We offer a full range of intellectual property and business valuation services— ranging from financial & tax reporting compliance to situations related to IP transactions, technology licensing, and R&D planning.

Economic Studies

We provide advanced economic studies utilizing return on investment (ROI) and customer utility metrics to quantify the impact of new products and technologies on global markets.


Litigation Damages

We provide customized damages opinions and litigation support services through our network of experienced damages and technical experts, on matters related to commercial intellectual property disputes.

Strategic Consulting

We advise senior management on the alignment of their IP portfolios with their business strategy and on the effective monetization of their intangible assets.


Startup Advisory

We help new ventures create a strategic roadmap for their business, develop their financial modeling, and support their IP strategy.

Just when it seemed as though start-up valuations had peaked in 2013, the year 2014 has started with an opening shot in the form of the reported US$3.2 billion acquisition of Nest Labs by Google. It now looks as if this year will bring about perfect-storm conditions, which will sustain the high-valuation trend. But are we in the midst of a 'valuation bubble'?

Efrat Kasznik - "Living In A Bubble: Valuation Trends to Watch In 2014" IAM Magazine, February 5, 2014

What Clients Say About Foresight

Over the past 20 years, our partners and affiliates have assisted clients across a wide array of industries, in the US and internationally.

From the definition of the scope, to the delivery of the final report, Foresight consistently provided outstanding service on a timely basis that culminated in a highly valuable robust asset. There is no hesitation in our assessment that you have added immense value to our stockholders which should equally serve well as a set of lenses to our future investors.

Penelope Salmons, President, Fibrtec

I worked with Foresight on a business modeling project to help service providers increase revenue through a combination of delivering network cloud services and video on demand. The Foresight team provided thorough analysis, data research, and modeling that contributed to new insight and potential business opportunities for operators. Foresight delivered high quality work and it a pleasure to work with them.

VP Marketing, Forture 500 Company

Carr & Ferrell LLP highly values our relationship with the Foresight Valuation Group. Their understanding of a strong IP portfolio allows them to create unique, game-changing views and solutions to maximize IP values. We have collaborated on a number of clients and emerging companies, and without a doubt, their exceptional knowledge and ability solidifies them as IP strategy experts.

John Ferrell, Partner, Carr & Ferrell LLP

The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies (CES) is so very appreciative of all the work that you have done to support curriculum development, alumni engagement, and student programs. We sincerely thank you and look forward to continuing our work together.

Stanford Graduate School of Business, Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, Stanford Venture Studio

Efrat Kasznik and her team not only helped with providing expert valuations for our IP, her firm went the extra mile and was helpful in providing our us with important connections and great exposure for our company. Thanks to Foresight Valuation we won 2 out of 2 start-up contests in the Silicon Valley area including one where we placed #1 out of 175 start-up companies at an annual Vator Spash show in San Francisco.

Carrie Hafeman, CEO, FrontDoor Software

In The Media

The Implications of China’s 1.1 Million Patent Filing Mark in 2015

The Implications of China's 1.1 Million Patent Filing Mark in 2015 by EU-Japan Technology Transfer Helpdesk

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) announced this week that global patent applications rose to 2.9 million in 2015, up 7.8% from 2014. The announcement was punctuated by the fact that the Chinese patent office received 1.1 million patent applications in 2015, making it the first national patent office to cross the one million application mark in a single year.

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Weighing China’s 1.1 Million Patents

Weighing China's 1.1 Million Patents | EE Times

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) announced this week that global patent applications rose to 2.9 million in 2015, up 7.8% from 2014. The announcement was punctuated by the fact that the Chinese patent office received 1,101,864 patent applications in 2015, making it the first national patent office to cross the one million application mark in a single year.

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Funding Strategies: Financial Modeling & Valuation Workshop w/ Stanford GSB Lecturer

Join us for a great hands-on workshop on how to build your financial projections and do financial modeling with Efrat Kasznik, Lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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Financial Projections & Funding Strategies for Startups

Financial projections are critical when raising money. Investors are expecting founders to include the financial projections in their deck and be able to tell their startup story with numbers. - See more at:

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Foresight holds Financial Modeling and Funding Strategy Workshop at Stanford University

Building a solid financial model and determining pre-money valuations for fundraising are some of the most challenging activities for entrepreneurs. Creating a set of realistic financial projections can help effectively communicate valuation expectations to investors and potential partners, while serving as an important tool for prioritizing spending and maximizing the return on your scarce resources. - See more at:

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The Role of Intellectual Property in Unicorn Valuations: Insights from Silicon Valley

It seems that not a day goes by without a commentary about Unicorns, a Silicon Valley-coined term used to describe a startup (pre-exit) with a valuation exceeding $1 billion. The number of Unicorns has recently crossed the 150 mark, and they have captured the attention of investors, analysts and other market observers who are trying to understand the factors driving the formidable valuations commanded by these ventures. A recent study conducted by Foresight Valuation Group explored the relationship between patent positions and Unicorn valuations. The study reveals that 30% of US Unicorns have no US patent assets (issued or pending), and about 62% of US Unicorns have only 10 or less US patents assets; these companies account for more than $157 billion in collective valuation and $25 billion in combined funding. - See more at:

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