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Global BVU News and Trends June 2024

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Takeaways from the NYSSCPA valuation conference

BVWire attended last week’s annual New York State Society of CPAs’ Business Valuation and Litigation Services Conference, and—as usual—it was an excellent event.

Patent infringement lawsuits are on the decline

Although the number of patents granted annually continues to rise, the number of patent infringement lawsuits filed in U.S. district courts has decreased significantly, according to a new study from Marcum.

Global BV News: Watch the WIPO event on IP finance and valuation

Now available is a free recording (audio and video) of IP Finance Dialogue: Expanding Horizons on IP Finance and Valuation that the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presented in Geneva.

BV News and Trends March 2024

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

AI-generated George Carlin triggers right of publicity lawsuit

A “comedy AI” tool has created an “impersonation” of George Carlin that has triggered a lawsuit by his estate, claiming violations of the late comedian’s right of publicity and copyright, reports Variety.

Trade Secret Damages

Trade secrets are one of the primary forms of intellectual property, along with patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Trade secrets essentially are confidential proprietary information that provide a competitive advantage by not being known or generally available to competitors. As a result, trade secrets are frequently valuable. Unlike patents, trademarks, and copyrights, trade secrets can only be established in court, as the existence of a trade secret is a question of fact to be determined by ...

BV News and Trends November 2023

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

BV News and Trends June 2023

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

Global BVU News and Trends May 2023

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

More news from the ASA Fair Value Conference

In addition to the news that the CEIV credential was being discontinued (see previous item in this issue), here are some other takeaways from the ASA Fair Value Spring Conference in New York City on May 4.

What Would a Hypothetical Willing Seller Do? A Complicated Case—A Confounding Decision in Idaho

An inside look by one of the experts in a case that “had it all”: a high-tech startup, a recent historical transaction, the personal goodwill-versus-commercial goodwill debate, a covenant not to compete, a lot of money at stake, and the proverbial “battle of the experts.”

Celebrity poses and gestures as protected trademarks

Celebrities are famous for being poseurs, but can their body movements be protected as a trademark, subject to damages for infringement?

Global BV News: IVSC and WIPO collaborate on IP and intangibles

The International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) together with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the goal of strengthening cooperation and collaboration on issues related to the valuation of intellectual property and other intangible assets.

'Confounding incongruities' in recent divorce case

A complex divorce case in Idaho included a number of valuation issues, one of which was the personal vs. enterprise goodwill question.

BV News and Trends February 2023

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

Bieber sells music rights; what are the value drivers?

Singer Justin Bieber has sold his music rights for around $200 million, according to various reports.

BV News and Trends January 2023

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

Business Valuation Case Law Yearbook, 2023 Edition

January 2023 PDF, Softcover (195 pages)

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Business Valuation Resources, LLC

The legal coverage and in-depth analysis from the BVR legal team including an Introduction by Jim Alerding, BVR Legal Editor delivers lessons learned to help appraisers reach better and more defensible valuation conclusions. The 2023 Yearbook illustrates how financial experts helped their side win (and lose) in the courtroom and includes 70 new cases were added to BVLaw in 2022.  Learn more >>

Business Valuation Update Yearbook, 2023 Edition

January 2023 PDF, Softcover (426 pages)

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Business Valuation Resources, LLC

It's that time of year again, BVR's “greatest hits” publication is here!  The Business Valuation Update Yearbook 2023 covers the previous year’s most groundbreaking and thought-provoking advancements in valuation.  It captures changes in regulations and professional standards, key takeaways from professional conferences, and tactical practice-building ideas. This critical desktop reference puts you ahead of the competition with on-the-ground reporting by the BVR editorial team including an Introduction by Andy Dzamba, BVR Executive Editor and insights from notable BV experts. Learn more >>

Lamm v. Preston

This was a divorce case with a complex set of issues regarding the marital estate and the businesses of the parties. This Supreme Court of Idaho case and opinion related to one of the businesses, Black Sage Acquisition LLC, in which the couple owned 25%. The magistrate court determined the value of Black Sage Acquisition as $163,373 based on fair market value. The remaining value was determined to be personal goodwill. The Supreme Court (Idaho) affirmed the decision of the district court, which upheld the magistrate court.

Idaho Supreme Court Affirms Magistrate Judge’s Opinion Regarding Personal Goodwill

This was a divorce case with a complex set of issues regarding the marital estate and the businesses of the parties. This Supreme Court of Idaho case and opinion related to one of the businesses, Black Sage Acquisition LLC, in which the couple owned 25%. The magistrate court determined the value of Black Sage Acquisition as $163,373 based on fair market value. The remaining value was determined to be personal goodwill. The Supreme Court (Idaho) affirmed the decision of the district court, which upheld the magistrate court.

Commercial Success in Patent Litigation

To obtain a United States patent, the claimed invention may not be obvious in view of prior art. Whether a claimed invention is obvious often arises during the examination of a patent application by the United States Patent & Trademark Office. After a patent issues, obviousness may again arise as a defense to infringement by an accused infringer in litigation or as a basis for invalidity by a petitioner in post-grant proceedings, such as Inter-Partes ...

New edition of Moro Visconti’s book on digital intangibles is out

The second edition of The Valuation of Digital Intangibles by Roberto Moro Visconti includes updates that address the metaverse, cloud storage, multisided digital platforms, ESG compliance, and more.

Customer relations is the top intangible, per MARKABLES study

Customer relations is the most important of all intangible assets, accounting for 25% of enterprise value, according to a new study from MARKABLES.

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