18 Jul’19

CPA Global: IP in IPO Webinar: Q&A Answers

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In our recent webinar: “IP in IPO: IP Valuation Lessons from Recent public Exits”, hosted by CPA Global, we discussed the role that IP plays in startup valuations, and the types of IP assets that were created by startups who recently went public. This webinar features a study we have been conducting and updating since […]

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26 Apr’19

When a Stick Becomes a Carrot: How Toyota’s Royalty-Free Patent Move Impacts The Valuation of Its IP Portfolio

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Toyota has recently announced (April 2019) that it will grant royalty-free licenses on nearly 24,000 patents related to its hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) market. In the announcement, Toyota stated that its goals were to promote widespread adoption of electrified vehicles in an effort to help governments, automakers and society at large accomplish goals related to […]

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27 Feb’19

Do The Right Thing: Burning Cash Without Burning Out

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If you follow the headlines from Silicon Valley you might have encountered the stories reciting the chronic shortage in CFOs, particularly for late-stage VC backed startups who are looking to get ready for exit (IPO or acquisition).  I find these stories particularly troublesome, as one of the key assignments of a CFO in a startup […]

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30 Jan’19

Carrots and Coins: The 2018 IP Valuation Year in Review:

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A lot has been written on the impact of the new leadership at the USPTO on the value of patents.  Since his appointment in early 2018, Director Andrei Iancu has managed to introduce new initiatives that increase transparency and uniformity in how the USPTO and the courts interpret patent claims and validity challenges, reforms that […]

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