If IP is ever to be the asset class that many believe it should be, finding a transparent, coherent, widely accepted way to value IP holdings is absolutely crucial. Over the years, there have been a number of attempts to develop generally agreed valuation principles and methods, so that it might be possible to produce more transparent, uniform and comprehensible results. As yet, though,...
Appraiser puts $113 million price tag on steel company's intangibles; but will investors buy Chinese IP valuations?
Last week Sutor Technology Group announced that an independent valuation of the intellectual property owned by it and its subsidiaries had arrived at a figure of Rmb700 million (approximately US$113 million). The Chinese steel manufacturer and service provider is publicly traded on the NASDAQ exchange, and while a relatively small Chinese company putting a price on its intangible assets is no...
Despite patent slowdown, investor appetite for intangibles has never been higher, says man who sold RadioShack assets
Last week the disposal of a range of intangible assets owned by RadioShack was completed, raising around $40 million for the bankrupt business. The sale included a range of trademarks, domain names and a small portfolio of 73 granted and pending patents. The assets were largely focused on the US, but also included trademarks in Mexico, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa.
Last issue, we revealed the companies that own the 100 largest portfolios of active US patents. Here, we expand the list to name each of the 369 entities holding portfolios of over 1,000 assets, representing over half of all US patents currently in force
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