"IP Valuation at Research Institutes: An Essential Tool for Technology Transfer"
The efficient transfer of Intellectual Property (IP) to industry and enterprise partners is increasingly a key objective for many research institutes and centres of higher education. The optimisation of the technology transfer process towards value identification and creation can lead to higher quality transfers with clear benefits to institutes.
IP valuation is a tool which can be used to assist institutes in developing technology suitable for transfer, as well as with the technology transfer process itself. The results of even the most basic IP valuation approaches can provide management with key information. The results of the IP valuation process may also identify uncertainties surrounding the technology, which can then be addressed in a proper way.
Focusing on the valuation of technology this introductory publication details why IP valuation could be a key tool for research institutes and technology transfer offices. The publication sets out some of the fundamental methods used to value IP assets and introduces case study material in the form of a valuation conducted by the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office.
21 June 2011