Innovation

Drive innovation through smart management of intellectual property.

Growth

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

Trust

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

Global

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.
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Valuation Analysis

We offer a full range of intellectual property and business valuation services in the context of IP transactions, licensing, M&A, spinoffs and fundraising across a wide range of industries and technologies.

Market Assessment

We provide a range of market assessment services, utilizing advanced economic and analytical frameworks, to measure the size of the addressable global markets for new products and technologies, and to quantify the return on investment (ROI) for IP holders.

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Litigation Consulting

We provide litigation expert services, including valuation and damages analyses, leveraging our expertise in IP and startup valuation in matters where intellectual property is a key asset in a legal dispute.

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.

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Startup Advisory

We help new ventures create a strategic roadmap for their business, develop their financial modeling, plan for effective funding, and build an IP portfolio that supports their valuation and growth.

In conclusion, while some of the Unicorns analyzed in the study have embarked on the journey of creating a solid IP portfolio, as many as 61% of US Unicorns seem to have fallen behind. It is in the best interest of management and investors of these companies to examine their IP position and analyze their exposure, particularly if they are planning to enter new markets, are facing impending litigation or are approaching an exit event.

Efrat Kasznik - "The Naked Truth: 30% of US Unicorns Have No Patents”, IPWatchdog, November 3, 2015

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

They did an excellent job with our token valuation report. They were able to pick up new/complicated concepts very quickly, were super responsive and sensitive to our tight timelines, and overall produced a high-quality valuation report. We'd recommend their services to anyone working in the crypto/protocol/utility tokens area.

Co-Founder, Blockchain Startup

Carr & Ferrell LLP highly values our relationship with 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

In short I talked to three somewhat similar services and you guys are by far the closest to my liking and also much more in tune with both the funding needs of a start-up and the realistic projections required to not only build a strong and achievable business model but also present a story that makes sense to external professional investors.

Founder, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Startup

In The Media

IPAS 2024 Panel 4: IP + AI: What creators and students need to know

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What Lies Ahead: Here’s What IP Practitioners Will Be Watching in 2024

“In previous years, my predictions for this column used to center on new types of assets being developed, or new technologies taking center stage. This year my prediction is about going back to the basics, or more specifically: patents are making a comeback. We often get involved in IP valuations at the monetization point (licensing/sale, M&A or funding), where we see a clear return of the large patent portfolio (global, diversified portfolios of 50-100 assets or more) as a central element in a business strategy. Patents are definitely having a moment, and investors are paying attention. This trend is particularly visible in old-school “low tech” industries, like construction, where companies are looking to disrupt traditional industries and are using patents to create a moat around their product. This trend is also visible in industries that rely on patents more frequently, like cleantech and aviation, where companies are actually spending time and money to craft a robust patent portfolio before going to market, closely aligned with product development. This trend is poised to become more prevalent in 2024, as funding is getting harder and companies need to show more value in their assets.”

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Think Big: Tell Us Your Wildest New Year Dreams for IP

“At the dawn of a new year, it is once again time to wish that better awareness of IP management and value creation emerges in the US corporate world. It is broadly agreed upon that in order to keep the lead on innovation, IP needs to be top of mind for US corporations. And yet, there are groups who control resources and strategies in the corporate world, who lack the basic understanding of how IP brings value, creates a strategic advantage or mitigates risk. It is incumbent upon boards of directors, VC investors, C-Suite executives, and similar groups to pay more attention to IP strategy, making it a regular part of their duties. It would also be nice if these groups improved their IP management protocol not because they have been burned by litigation or lost in competition, as is often the case, but because they understand and believe in the benefits of effective IP management. Proactive IP management as opposed to reactive IP damage control, that is the hope for 2024 and beyond.”

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Understanding IP Matters: IP Investing — What Is It? Who Does It? Why It Matters

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Events

The Role of the Board in Protecting Company Intellectual Property, Private Directors Association (Upcoming)

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Education Course: Managing IP Value in Startups and Early Stage Ventures (full day class), LES Toronto Chapter

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IP Valuation “Nuts and Bolts” for IP Lawyers, Intellectual Property Law Section of the California Lawyers Association, 47th IP Institute Conference.

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Education Course: Managing IP Value in Startups and Early Stage Ventures (full day class), LES 2023 Annual Meeting

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