A Business Valuation Newsletter for Business Owners and the Professionals Who Advise Them
Recognizing and Analyzing Promising Intellectual Property
Whether in a large corporation, university, or high-tech startup, the ability to recognize and extract value from new ideas in the life sciences is becoming increasingly important. Although each of these organizational structures may be different, there are general principles of discovery, protection, and development that apply to all of them. The value of an early-stage, intellectual asset is largely determined by its strategic potential, susceptibility to being leveraged with follow-on developments, and confidence in the asset’s ability to create a competitive for the next-in-line customer.