Analysis of new cases suggests reexamination of patent values

Drew Voth (Grant Thornton) and David Binney (K&L Gates) present historic and current court rulings relating to the methods for companies to use when analyzing apportionment issues and the value of their patents in the most recent issue of Grant Thornton’s Business Valuation Monitor. “An important part of the value of a patent is how large a royalty it can command,” write Voth and Binney. The authors discuss court cases that show “that one way, and in reality sometimes the only way, to generate a significant royalty stream is through litigation.”

The complete article “Recent court opinions impact patent valuation” is available here.