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  • What is intellectual property (IP) valuation?
    Intellectual property valuation is the process of determining the monetary value of intangible assets such as patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Learn more here.
  • Why is intellectual property valuation important?
    Valuing intellectual property is crucial for various reasons including financial reporting, licensing agreements, mergers and acquisitions, litigation support, and strategic decision-making. Learn more here.
  • What are intangible assets?
    Intangible assets are non-physical assets that have value but cannot be touched or seen, such as intellectual property, goodwill, brand recognition, and customer relationships. Learn more here.
  • What factors are considered when valuing intellectual property?
    Factors considered include the uniqueness and strength of the IP, market demand, potential revenue streams, industry trends, competitive landscape, and legal considerations. Learn more here.
  • What is an IP committee?
    An IP committee is a group within an organisation responsible for managing, protecting, and maximising the value of intellectual property assets.
  • How can I commercialise my IP?
    Commercialising intellectual property involves turning it into products, services, or revenue streams through methods such as licensing, partnerships, or creating spin-off businesses. Learn more here.
  • What is an IP license?
    An IP license is a legal agreement that grants permission to use intellectual property under specific terms and conditions, often involving royalties or licensing fees. Learn more here.
  • How can I license my IP?
    Licensing intellectual property involves granting permission to others to use your IP in exchange for royalties, licensing fees, or other financial arrangements. Learn more here.
  • What is an IP strategy?
    An IP strategy is a plan developed to effectively manage and leverage intellectual property assets to achieve business objectives, such as increasing market share or revenue.
  • How can I get IP on my balance sheet?
    Intellectual property can be included on a company's balance sheet through methods such as internally developed IP valuation, acquisition of IP assets, or licensing agreements. Learn more here.
  • How can I use IP to increase a business/exit price?
    Leveraging intellectual property can increase a business's value or exit price by enhancing competitiveness, generating additional revenue streams, attracting investors, or enabling strategic partnerships. Learn more here.
  • What is IP-backed finance?
    IP-backed finance involves using intellectual property assets as collateral to secure loans, financing, or investment capital. Learn more here.
  • Who are patent trolls?
    Patent trolls are individuals or companies that acquire patents with the sole purpose of enforcing them against alleged infringers to extract licensing fees or settlements, rather than producing or using the patented technology themselves. Learn more here.
  • How to monetise IP asset sales?
    Monetising intellectual property asset sales involves selling or transferring ownership of IP assets to generate revenue, often through auctions, direct sales, or licensing agreements. Learn more here.
  • How does intellectual property valuation support corporate recovery and restructuring?
    Intellectual property valuation can help identify valuable assets that can be leveraged to improve liquidity, attract investors, negotiate with creditors, or reposition the company for a successful turnaround.
  • Can intellectual property be used as collateral during corporate restructuring?
    Yes, intellectual property can be used as collateral to secure financing or loans during corporate restructuring, providing additional leverage and value to the company's assets. Learn more here.
  • What are the risks associated with intellectual property during corporate recovery?
    Risks include potential infringement claims, loss of key IP assets, challenges in valuation accuracy, disputes with creditors or stakeholders, and negative impact on brand reputation.
  • How can intellectual property valuation help in litigation support during corporate recovery?
    Intellectual property valuation can provide expert analysis and evidence to support legal claims or disputes related to IP ownership, infringement, damages, or valuation disagreements during corporate recovery proceedings.
  • How can businesses protect their intellectual property during corporate restructuring?
    Businesses can protect their intellectual property during corporate restructuring by implementing robust IP management policies, conducting regular IP audits, securing necessary licenses or agreements, and seeking legal advice from IP experts. Learn more here.

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