Intellectual Property Valuations & Economic Analysis
Determining the value of intellectual property is one of the most
critical issues in business management today. There is no simple
equation. Factors related to the context and usage of the IP, such as
market share, growth projections, industry trends, economic drivers,
competitive climate and technological advances can all have an
impact on the value of intangibles.
That’s why, when valuing intangible assets and assessing and
managing associated financial and business risks, you need the right
mix of expertise at your side. At FVG, we rely on a solid foundation of
economics, finance and accounting, but we also take an
interdisciplinary approach. You’re ensured a team that is custom-built
for your portfolio size, industry and valuation purpose.
We offer executives and senior managers a full range of intellectual
property valuation services— ranging from tax and financial reporting
compliance to issues related to the management of intangible assets,
such as technology licensing and internal knowledge assessments.
Financial and Tax Reporting
- Merger and Aquisition purchase price allocation
- Goodwill impairment analysis
- Fresh Start accounting
- Portfolio valuations for transfer pricing
- Royalty studies for transfer pricing
Portfolio Management and Commercialization
- In-kind contributions to joint ventures
- Technology spin-offs
- Licensing/cross-licensing agreements
- Patent sales/purchases
- Market assessments
- Royalty audits
How we’ve helped
Our partners and affiliates provided valuation services on the
Merger and Aquisition Purchase Price Allocation,
Services provided: Appraisal of the fair value of a group of intangible
assets included in the acquisition of semiconductor processing
company. The valuation was done in support of purchase price
allocation for financial reporting, in accordance with FAS #141.
Goodwill Impairment Analysis, Semiconductor Company
Services provided: Annual Goodwill impairment analysis, according to
FAS #142, to determine the potential impairment associated with an IP
portfolio purchased through an acquisition.
IP Donation Valuation, Aerospace Company
Services provided: Fair market value appraisal for tax reporting of IP
portfolios (including patents and know-how) donated to nonprofit
organizations by a major U.S. aerospace company. The analysis
looked at more than 15 different donation packages, covering a
diverse range of technologies.
Royalty Studies for Transfer Pricing, Chemical Company
Services provided: Establishment of an arm’s-length royalty range for
inter-company IP licensing agreements between a major U.S.
chemical company and its manufacturing affiliates in Europe. The
analysis was part of a periodic review of the agreements to determine
adjustments to current market rates.
SEC Filing Valuation, Telecommunications Company
Services provided: Appraisal of a portfolio comprising more than 100
wireless patents held by a telecommunications company. The
valuation, completed in support of the company’s SEC filing, involved
clustering the patents into technology buckets, and assigning a value
to each bucket.
Technology Spin-Offs, Aerospace Company
Services provided: Value established for a software division spin-off of
an aerospace company. The analysis included a comparison between
two potential buyers, based on the value that the acquisition would
bring to each of them.
In-Kind Contributions, Aerospace Company
Services provided: Fair market value determination for an in-kind
contribution of IP rights, in return for equity in a new business spun off
from a major U.S. aerospace corporation. The other partners
contributed tangible assets (machines, cash).
Licensing Agreements, Telecommunications Company
Services provided: Calculation of the royalty potential of a standard-
essential patent in the area of third generation (3G) wireless
technology, held by a major U.S. telecommunications company. The
valuation was done for purposes of a pre-litigation assessment.