Guides, Books & Special Reports

BVR publications bring you the most up-to-date thought-leadership in the valuation profession with guides, books, and special reports on the most timely topics.


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Cost of Capital Reader, 2017-2018 edition

September 2017 PDF

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

Navigate the most recent discussions and advances in estimating cost of capital with BVR's new Cost of Capital Reader, 2017-2018 edition. This robust, searchable resource compiles a wealth of the most recent information from top publications such as the Business Valuation UpdateDuff & Phelps Update, and more on important cost of capital topics.  Learn more >>
$129.00

Business Valuation Firm Economics & Best Practices Guide

June 2017 PDF (92 pages)

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Business Valuation Resources, LLC

BVR's new Firm Economics & Best Practices Guide is the largest and most thorough analysis of business valuation firm best practices in financial management, marketing, human resources, compensation, and professional and ownership standards. Benchmark your business valuation practice's performance to see how it stacks up against others across the U.S. and several other countries Learn more >>
$99.00

The BVR Private Company Value Benchmark Guide, 2017-2018 Edition

June 2017 PDF (425 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

The BVR Private Company Value Benchmark Guide is a one-of-a kind tool designed specifically for the private equity library. In the guide we aggregate our most meaningful data and analysis and present private company valuations by industry and key financial metrics. Add the guide to your valuation research team today. Learn more >>
$1995.00

What It’s Worth: Valuing Oil, Gas, and Alternative Energy Assets, Second Edition

April 2017 PDF (187 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

The special report, “What It’s Worth: Valuing Oil, Gas, and Alternative Energy Assets, Second Edition” keeps business appraisers, analysts and owners current with the key trends, data, and valuation approaches in this constantly evolving space.  Learn more >>
$199.00

Intellectual Property Valuation Case Law Compendium, Third Edition

April 2017 Hardcover, PDF (568 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

Confidently navigate your next IP engagement with new thought leadership in BVR's Intellectual Property Valuation Case Law Compendium, Third Edition. Ensure you have the most current analysis on how courts across the U.S. view key business valuation issues. This compendium includes in-depth analysis on nearly 200 court cases, several chapters with insight and advice from top business valuation experts, and a list of the top 20 questions to ask when completing due diligence for an IP valuation.  Learn more >>
$249.00

Business Valuation Case Law Yearbook, 2017 Edition

February 2017 Hardcover, PDF (250 pages)

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Business Valuation Resources, LLC

The Business Valuation Case Law Yearbook analyzes the year’s most meaningful valuation-related issues in the major courts including marital disputes, breach of contract actions, damages, dissenting shareholder disputes, estate and gift tax cases, federal taxation, intellectual property cases, bankruptcy litigation, and more. Readers learn how debates over economic damages, goodwill, M&A-related appraisals, discounts, and Daubert challenges played out in court during the past year. Learn more >>
$220.00

Business Valuation Update Yearbook, 2017 Edition

February 2017 Hardcover, PDF (349 pages)

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Business Valuation Resources, LLC

BVR has you covered with the Business Valuation Update Yearbook 2017. This newest edition from the publishers of Business Valuation Update covers the year’s most groundbreaking and thought-provoking advancements in business valuation including IRC Sec. 2704, DLOM, cost of capital, and more. This critical desktop reference keeps you ahead of your peers with on-the-ground reporting from valuation experts, thought-leaders, and BVR’s editorial team. Learn more >>
$220.00

What It's Worth: Law Firm Value

January 2017 PDF (149 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

BVR's special report, "What It's Worth: Law Firm Value," provides a solid foundation for determining law firm value and offers law firm owners with critical advice on succession planning. This comprehensive resource helps appraisers understand the key considerations to take into account when valuing a law firm including goodwill, origination credits, billing, and productivity. Learn more >>
$199.00

Monte Carlo Simulations: Advanced Techniques

November 2016 PDF (128 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

Essential for practitioners who wish to elevate their valuation analyses for complex assignments, Monte Carlo Simulations: Advanced Techniques is a new report that takes simulations out of the laboratory and into practical application. Experts explain Monte Carlo simulations and how they can be applied to real-life valuation problems and readers will learn how and when to use Monte Carlo simulations, as well as be able to identify pitfalls and prepare for potential problems.  Learn more >>
$199.00

Proposed IRC Section 2704: Potential Impacts on Estate and Gift Valuations

October 2016 PDF (121 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

With a possible effective date as early as 2017, now is the time to understand these potential changes and how to respond quickly. BVR's new special report, Proposed IRC Section 2704: Potential Impacts on Estate and Gift Valuations, sheds light on the proposed regulations and helps appraisers navigate the possible implications on the valuation of private business entity interests for transfer tax purposes. Learn more >>
$99.00

Business Valuation and Healthcare Case Law Compendium

September 2016 Hardcover, PDF (278 pages)

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Business Valuation Resources, LLC

BVR’s new Business Valuation and Healthcare Case Law Compendium features the most discussed and the most recent court cases involving business valuation disputes in the healthcare industry. Our legal analysts have crafted this one-of-a-kind resource, which breaks down the cases and the decisions to save you hours of research. Learn more >>
$249.00

What It's Worth: Value and Business Challenges in the Budding Cannabis Industry (PDF)

August 2016 PDF (66 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

What It's Worth: Value and Business Challenges in the Budding Cannabis Industry helps you navigate the swirl of issues that surround providing services to cannabis businesses. The authors, experts who know this industry inside and out, walk readers through the unique aspects of a cannabis business’s financial records, key valuation challenges, benchmarking data, and more.
 
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$199.00

What It's Worth: Hotel Business Value

June 2016 PDF (99 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

In "What It's Worth: Hotel Business Value," the authors provide an overview of the opportunities available in the hospitality industry and walk readers through a detailed case study covering valuation considerations from estimating room revenues and expenses to applying a cost approach and asset allocation method.  Learn more >>
$199.00

BVR’s Business Valuation in Divorce Case Law Compendium, Third Edition

May 2016 Hardcover, PDF (754 pages)

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Business Valuation Resources, LLC

BVR’s new Business Valuation in Divorce Case Law Compendium, Third Edition is an indispensable tool for every divorce professional who wants to stay ahead of the game. Now updated with the most recent court cases featuring divorce cases with a business valuation component, this must-have compendium contains 340+ divorce cases which grapple with key business valuation issues.

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$249.00

What It's Worth: Brewery Value

May 2016 PDF (70 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

BVR's new special report, What It’s Worth: Brewery Value, offers advice from top experts who work with craft breweries and study valuation issues associated with this industry daily. These experts walk you through the very specific factors involved in brewery valuation, from the best valuation approaches to use, considerations for valuing the buildings associated with the brewery, the specialized equipment needed to produce the beers, and the value of the key personnel who operate the brewery. Learn more >>
$199.00

What It's Worth: Winery Value

May 2016 PDF (91 pages)

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Business Valuation Resources, LLC

In What It’s Worth: Winery Value, you’ll get advice from top experts who work with wineries and study valuation issues associated with this industry on a daily basis. These experts walk you through the factors involved in winery valuation and examine the top value drivers including real estate, wine clubs, ancillary product sales, and production capacity.  Learn more >>
$199.00

Franchise Value: Valuation Methods and Benchmarking Data

April 2016 PDF (107 pages)

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Business Valuation Resources, LLC

This special report, "Franchise Value: Valuation Methods and Benchmarking Data," tackles the myriad of valuation challenges and presents a vast amount of valuable franchise benchmarking data, broken down by major industry. Successfully navigate your next franchise valuation with important lessons from the courts and tips on how to overcome the most common franchise valuation issues. Learn more >>
$199.00

What It's Worth: Automobile Dealership Value

March 2016 PDF (94 pages)

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Business Valuation Resources, LLC

What It’s Worth:  Auto Dealership Value (formerly Key Trends Driving Auto Dealership Value) provides you with wisdom from numerous experts who work with auto dealerships and study the valuation issues associated with this industry daily.  Learn more >>
$199.00

Business Valuation Yearbook 2016

February 2016 Hardcover, PDF (371 pages)

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Business Valuation Resources, LLC

Keep up with business valuation’s most innovative approaches and techniques, new court decisions, and regulatory and professional standards updates. BVR has you covered with the Business Valuation Update Yearbook 2016. This newest edition from the publishers of Business Valuation Update covers the year’s most groundbreaking and thought-provoking advancements Learn more >>
$220.00

BVR Legal and Court Case Yearbook 2016

February 2016 Hardcover, PDF (262 pages)

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Business Valuation Resources, LLC

The BVR Legal and Court Case Yearbook 2016 is essential for business appraisers and attorneys who want to stay ahead of their peers on the most important legal issues confronting business valuation. With in-depth analysis from BVR’s legal team, the lessons learned in this book help appraisers come to better and more defensible valuation conclusions. Learn more >>
$220.00

What It’s Worth: Architecture and Engineering Firm Value (PDF)

December 2015 978-1-62150-059-9 PDF (74 pages)

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Business Valuation Resources, LLC

In this BVR special report, What It's Worth: Architecture and Engineering Firm Value, experts home in on these issues to help business valuators, business brokers, and A/E practice owners understand the nuances to valuing a firm, along with data analysis that reveals the latest benchmarks in A/E firm value. Learn more >>
$199.00

What It's Worth: Accounting Firm Value (PDF)

November 2015 978-1-62150-058-2 PDF (85 pages)

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Business Valuation Resources, LLC

BVR’s new What It’s Worth series starts out with Accounting Firm Value, which offers an in depth look at the value drivers in and the valuation of accounting firms. This report contains vital advice from industry experts for both firm owners and the appraisers who value them. These experts share their vast knowledge and best practices, which will bring readers up-to-date on the pressing issues and key drivers of practice value, along with data analysis that shows the latest benchmarks in accounting firm valuation. Learn more >>
$199.00

What It's Worth: Veterinary Practice Value (PDF)

November 2015 978-1-62150-060-5 PDF (89 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

BVR’s new special report, What It’s Worth: Veterinary Practice Value, brings business appraisers, practice owners, and potential buyers up-to-date on the current market trends and key drivers of vet practice value. This report provides important benchmarking data  and valuation rules of thumb, along with expert guidance on professional practice issues such as goodwill, covenants not to compete, and common valuation errors and challenges. Learn more >>
$199.00

Benchmarking Identifiable Intangibles and Their Useful Lives in Business Combinations, Second Edition

September 2015 978-1-62150-056-8 PDF (91 pages)

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Business Valuation Resources, LLC

Now in its second edition, Benchmarking Identifiable Intangibles and Their Useful Lives in Business Combinations delivers a compilation of reported, vetted and carefully analyzed data, particularly focused on useful lives of intangible assets as reflected in over 6,000 purchase price allocations. Learn more >>
$199.00

Benchmarking Seller's Discretionary Earnings in a Small Business: Based on data from Pratt's Stats (PDF)

June 2015 978-1-62150-054-4 PDF (55 pages)

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Business Valuation Resources, LLC

This special report reveals what small business owners are achieving in seller's discretionary earnings by sector and company size with benchmarking from 21 industry groupings including real estate, personal services, restaurants, construction and more.
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$79.00

Buy-Sell Agreements: How to Avoid the Valuation Pitfalls (PDF)

June 2015 PDF (82 pages)

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Business Valuation Resources, LLC

Buy-sell agreements are an integral element in exit planning for business owners and have important implications to the valuation community. Valuation professionals play a critical role in assisting clients with administering or litigating ownership agreements and they must understand how shareholder agreements, operating agreements, partnership agreements, and bylaws impact value. Learn more >>
$79.00

How to Write Bulletproof Valuation Reports: Tips From the Experts (PDF)

June 2015 978-1-62150-053-7 PDF (121 pages)

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Business Valuation Resources, LLC

Refresh your perspective on business valuation report writing with answers to today’s critical questions. This special report compiles the wisdom of top experts and their experience with business valuation report writing in one place. Learn more >>
$179.00

Update on Control Premiums: What the Experts Say (PDF)

May 2015 978-1-62150-052-0 PDF (185 pages)

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Business Valuation Resources, LLC

BVR’s data-rich special report "Update on Control Premiums: What the Experts Say," presents both qualitative commentaries and case studies from numerous experts who address these issues. It is includes all the necessary quantitative considerations along with coverage of the controversies about the concepts and data, presenting all sides of the argument. Learn more >>
$179.00

Business Valuation Update Yearbook 2015

February 2015 978-1-62150-048-3 Hardcover, PDF

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Business Valuation Resources, LLC

BVR has you covered with the latest news in the business valuation profession! Get your Business Valuation Update Yearbook 2015 now to stay up to date with the most innovative approaches and techniques, leading conferences, new court decisions and changes in regulations and standards in the profession with on-the-ground reporting from valuation experts, thought-leaders and the BVR editorial team. Learn more >>
$210.00

BVR Legal and Court Case Yearbook 2015

February 2015 978-1-62150-047-6 Hardcover, PDF (262 pages)

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Business Valuation Resources, LLC

The BVR Legal and Court Case Yearbook 2015 is essential for business valuation professionals and attorneys to stay current on the most important legal issues confronting the profession. The Yearbook covers marital disputes, breach of contract actions, damages, dissenting shareholder disputes, estate and gift tax cases, federal taxation, intellectual property cases, bankruptcy litigation, and more. Learn more >>
$210.00

Business Valuation & Bankruptcy Compendium: Case Law & Analysis, Second Edition

November 2014 978-1-62150-042-1 Hardcover, PDF

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Business Valuation Resources, LLC

BVR’s bestselling Business Valuation & Bankruptcy: Case Law Compendium, Second Edition is updated with the most recent court cases featuring business valuation and bankruptcy. This one-of-a-kind legal resource will save you hours of research. Learn more >>
$249.00

Valuation Cases From the Delaware Court of Chancery Show How to Excel (PDF)

October 2014 PDF (246 pages)

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Business Valuation Resources, LLC

Valuation Cases From the Delaware Court of Chancery Show How to Excel is an important and one of a kind reference tool for your library. The court case digests and articles presented in this special report provide rigorous analysis of and insight into the court’s view of business valuation methodologies and valuation techniques. Learn more >>
$159.00

Valuing Companies with Real Estate: Appraisal Experts Untangle the Issues (PDF)

September 2014 978-1-62150-043-8 PDF (118 pages)

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Business Valuation Resources, LLC

BVR’s special report,Valuing Companies with Real Estate: Appraisal Experts Untangle the Issues addresses the unique concerns and challenges of valuing a company with real estate. This report, with perspective from both real estate and business appraisers will help steer the profession toward a more sensible consensus.
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$159.00

Daubert Challenges: The Courts Raise the Bar (PDF)

July 2014 978-1-62150-041-4 PDF (350 pages)

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Business Valuation Resources, LLC

This special report equips practitioners with case law, sample motions, practice tips, and check lists. In the report's nearly 350 pages, financial experts and lawyers share their unique insights into what it means to face a Daubert challenge and what it takes to survive one. No expert hoping to excel in the litigation arena can afford to be without this unique practice tool. Learn more >>
$159.00

Painting Companies: What's Your Business Worth? (PDF)

June 2014 ISBN#: 978-1-62150-040-7 PDF (29 pages)

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Business Valuation Resources, LLC

After a long lull, construction and home buying, along with remodeling activity are on the rise. With this improving industry landscape, contractors need to know how to create more value in their painting companies to get the most when they are ready to sell. Painting Companies: What’s Your Business Worth? hones in on the unique characteristics and considerations important to contractors who are looking to increase and maintain value in their businesses. Learn more >>
$149.00

Business Valuation Update Yearbook 2014

May 2014 978-1-62150-037-7 Hardcover, PDF (310 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

Stay on top of the most important business valuation news with the Business Valuation Update Yearbook 2014. With emerging methodology, evolving approaches, and critical debate, it’s more important than ever to be current on the trends in the business appraisal profession. Learn more >>
$210.00

BVR Legal & Court Case Yearbook 2014

May 2014 978-1-62150-036-0 Hardcover, PDF (256 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

The BVR Legal and Court Case Yearbook 2014 is a must-have for business valuation professionals and attorneys who want to stay up-to-date on the most important legal issues confronting the profession in a range of fields, including: marital disputes, breach of contract actions, dissenting shareholder disputes, estate and gift tax cases, and bankruptcy litigation.  Learn more >>
$210.00

The Market Approach Then and Now: What Appraisers Need to Know (PDF)

June 2013 978-1-62150-029-2 PDF (96 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

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$159.00

Key Trends in the Valuation of Government Contracting Firms (PDF)

January 2013 978-1-62150-023-0 PDF (42 pages)

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Business Valuation Resources, LLC

Key Trends in the Valuation of Government Contracting Firms: A BVR Special Report discusses the unique characteristics and considerations important to owners and valuation professionals in deriving value estimates for businesses that contract with the federal government. Learn more >>
$159.00

Physician Practices: Key Value Drivers in a Changing Environment (PDF)

December 2012 978-1-935081-45-6 PDF (84 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

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$159.00

Current Trends in Normalization Adjustments

August 2012 978-1-62150-012-4 PDF (74 pages)

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Business Valuation Resources, LLC

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$159.00

BVR's Guide to Personal v. Enterprise Goodwill, Fifth Edition

August 2012 978-1-62150-005-6 Hardcover, PDF (930 pages)

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Business Valuation Resources, LLC

BVR's Guide to Personal v. Enterprise Goodwill delivers first-hand knowledge and the most important issues in goodwill with expertise from Mark Dietrich, Ron Seigneur, Kevin Yeanoplos, Jay Fishman, Shannon Pratt, David Wood, Noah Gordon, and more. Save valuable research time with the one resource that every BV professional needs to have in their business valuation library. Learn more >>
$179.00

Fairness Opinions in Today’s Legal and Economic Environments

May 2012 978-1-62150-002-5 PDF (152 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

Fairness Opinions in Today’s Legal and Economic Environments: A BVR Special Report helps advisors understand their roles, the process of analyzing fairness, and the process and pitfalls of issuing fairness opinions. The report contains a series of articles that examine fairness opinions from a number of angles, including the role of independent advisors, the effects of certain market conditions on the demand for fairness opinions, controversies surrounding fairness opinions, and the current state of fairness opinions from a regulatory perspective.  Learn more >>
$159.00

BVR's Business Valuation Issues in Estate and Gift Tax: Case Law Compendium

March 2012 978-1-935081-96-8 Hardcover (457 pages)

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Business Valuation Resources, LLC

BVR's Business Valuation Issues in Estate and Gift Tax: Case Law Compendium contains 200+ court cases abstracts and full text opinions of cases involving tax disputes over estate and gift valuations dating back to 1993. The field of gift and estate tax law has changed rapidly in the past 10-15 years with a number of cases that speak directly to the business valuation profession. Learn more >>
$299.00

Lost Profits Damages in Construction Claims (PDF)

September 2011 978-1-935081-92-0 PDF (62 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

The nature of economic damages in the construction industry is unique mainly due to the numerous events that can impact timing, performance or the sequence of a project. BVR’s Special Report on Lost Profits Damages in Construction Claims covers the examination of typical claim types and pricing methodologies as well as the calculation of lost profits and the appropriate methods and procedures used to determine net economic damages. Learn more >>
$129.00

The Use of Management Projections for Valuations

July 2011 978-1-935081-78-4 Softcover (116 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

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$129.00

Valuing Goodwill in Divorce (PDF)

July 2011

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

BVR's Special Report on Valuing Goodwill in Divorce addresses the difference between personal and enterprise goodwill, and discusses treatment of goodwill in the context of a divorce dispute. This special report also includes BVR's Goodwill Hunting guide, a state-by-state summary of the precedent-setting court cases affecting the handling of goodwill in marital dissolution. Learn more >>
$79.00

BVR's Guide to Fair Value in Shareholder Dissent, Oppression, and Marital Dissolution

July 2011 978-1-935081-79-1 Hardcover, PDF (806 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

The best-selling Fair Value in Shareholder Dissent, Oppression, and Marital Dissolution guide includes relevant articles and webinar transcripts by top business valuation professionals such as Shannon Pratt, Jay Fishman, Gilbert Matthews, and Michelle Patterson. In addition, it includes a wealth of court case digests and full text court opinions, a reference chart listing the statutes in all 50 states, and much more. Learn more >>
$149.00

Licensing Trade Secrets: Overview and Sample Agreements

March 2011 978-1-935081-55-5 Hardcover (217 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

Trade secrets are certainly a consideration in every technology license. It has been estimated that the addition of trade secrets to a patent license in technology can increase the value of the license up to ten times. This book discusses and provides an overview of what constitutes a trade secret and how they affect value, plus several different kinds of real agreements that license trade secrets in one way or another. 

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$299.00

Royalty Rates in Copyright Agreements: A BVR Guide to Full-Text Licensing Agreements

August 2010 978-1-935081-42-5 Softcover (1,013 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

For an owner of intellectual property rights, “managing” that intellectual property is now the operative demand. And the first step to “managing” IP is ascertaining its value.This one-of-a-kind guide features over 800 pages of agreements and summaries, including agreements for music, movie, character/personas, scientific/technological information and more. Learn more >>
$595.00

Royalty Rates in Biotech: BVR’s Guide to Full-Text Licensing Agreements

June 2010 978-1-935081-36-4 Softcover

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

To assist in constructing agreements, BVR has published the Royalty Rates in Biotech guide, which contains over 500 pages of full text copies of actual licensing agreements in the biotech industry. These hard-to-find agreements will provide valuable guidance in setting royalty rates and addressing complex issues in a license agreement. Learn more >>
$595.00

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