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The Value of Intellectual Property: An Overview of Methods Used

Although intellectual property (IP) is regarded by many as an intangible asset for some companies, especially those in the life science arena, it can be the company’s sole or primary asset. Intellectual property includes patents, trademarks, service marks, copyrights, and trade secrets. IP valuation is more than creative accounting. Dr Louise Sarup of IP Pragmatics Ltd. explains that there are a number of methods of valuation of IP, and each represents an available option. Inclusion of IP as an asset in its accounts reflects a company’s true and fair financial position. More