Intellectual Property

Of increasing importance is the need for accurate and defensible intangible property and intellectual property valuations.  Whether for fair value or transfer pricing compliance, or for forecasting business growth, Business Valuation Resources offers the leading portfolio of solutions.

Guides & Books

Calculating Economic Damages in Intellectual Property Infringement Cases

September 2016

In this one-stop resource you’ll find a comprehensive overview of strategies, analysis, case studies, and legal insight to help you calculate and recover or defend a case involving the infringement of intellectual property. Nowhere else will you find such a complete and thorough analysis of current case law and the valuation methods that form the basis of damage awards in IP infringement cases. Learn more >>

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

September 2015

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 >>

BVR/ktMINE Royalty Rate Benchmarking Guide, 2015/2016 Global Edition

September 2015

The BVR/ktMINE Royalty Rate Benchmarking Guide2015/2016 Global Edition was developed to help provide analysts clarity in this new valuation frontier. The 25+ industries examined within this guide help provide better transparency from licensing transactions in a global marketplace that is often murky. Learn more >>

Royalty Rates for Technology, 6th Edition (PDF)

March 2015

Royalty Rates for Technology, 6th Edition contains more information on pricing of licensed technology than in any other publication – and 21% more than the previous edition. This unique reference reports all available compensation terms from actual completed license agreements. Learn more >>

Royalty Rates for Trademarks & Copyrights - Fifth Edition

March 2015

Royalty Rates for Trademarks & Copyrights contains more pricing information than any other publication. Based on 25 years of research by one of the world’s leading royalty rate experts, the transactions featured in this unique reference identify the property licensed, the royalty rates, the licensor, and the licensee. Learn more >>

Business Valuation Update Yearbook 2015

February 2015

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 >>

BVR Legal and Court Case Yearbook 2015

February 2015

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 >>

Guide to Intangible Asset Valuation

November 2014

This 700-page book, published by the AICPA, explores the disciplines of intangible asset valuation, economic damages, and transfer price analysis. Guide to Intangible Asset Valuation examines the economic attributes and the economic influences that create, monetize, and transfer the value of intangible assets.  Learn more >>

Intellectual Property Valuation Case Law Compendium, Second Edition

August 2014

BVR's Intellectual Property Valuation Case Law Compendium, 2nd Edition contains over 170 case digests and online access to the full text opinions that deal with disputes over the value of intellectual property. Use this compendium to take the guesswork out of understanding what it takes for an effective expert/attorney team to win a case in intellectual property valuation. Learn more >>

Understanding Business Valuation: A Practical Guide to Valuing Small- to Medium-Sized Businesses, 4th edition

September 2012

Written by Gary Trugman, Understanding Business Valuation: A Practical Guide to Valuing Small-to Medium-Sized Businessessimplifies a technical and complex area of practice with real-world experience and examples. Trugman's informal, easy-to-read style covers all the bases in the various valuation approaches, methods, and techniques.  Learn more >>

BVR's Guide to Intellectual Property Valuation, Second Edition

March 2012

Author and leading IP expert Michael Pellegrino analyzes real-world examples of IP valuation and discusses each of the primary IP categories including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. The new edition includes chapters on valuation approaches and guidance, due diligence, discount rate development, royalty rates and much more. Learn more >>

Licensing Trade Secrets: Overview and Sample Agreements

March 2011

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

August 2010

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 >>

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

June 2010

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 >>
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ktMINE Reports

ktMINE Reports are customized products that streamline your intellectual property (IP) research process, saving you time and money. ktMINE Reports provide you with a company’s current IP portfolio and investments to expose its innovation strategy and give you the information you need for valuable company insight. Learn more >>

ktMINE Royalty Rate Comparables & Full Text Licensing Agreements Database

The ktMINE royalty rates database provides an efficient and organized gateway to canvass the landscape of intellectual property (IP) licensing payments and agreement terms. This interactive database provides direct access to royalty rates, full-text licensing agreements, and detailed agreement summaries. With precise search functionality, robust data mining capabilities, and a time-saving analysis center, ktMINE  is the tool you should use to quickly identify and analyze market comparables from a goldmine of licensing agreements. Learn more >>
News & Research

Business Valuation Update

The Business Valuation Update (BVU), a monthly newsletter with searchable online access, includes new thinking from leading professionals, detailed reports from valuation conferences, analysis of new business valuation approaches, thorough analysis of “landmark” legal cases in key business valuation issues, regulatory and standards updates, and much more. Learn more >>
Blog Posts

How else to look at the 'Gawker' case: It's about unjust enrichment

It's not your average lost profits or lost business opportunity case. Rather, Hogan's damages experts were successful in quantifying damages under the less-common unjust enrichment theory. Rather than focusing on the damages to Hogan, the plaintiff, stemming from Gawker's misconduct, the experts calculated the gain to Gawker, the defendant, from the misuse of Hogan's assets, that is, his brand and other intellectual property. Read more >>

How to value a small piece of a famous rock song

If the jury had sided with the plaintiff in the Led Zeppelin "Stairway to Heaven" case, it would have had to carve out the value of the riff that only forms part of the song. BVWire asked Michael Pellegrino (Pellegrino & Associates), a valuation expert (and musician) who specializes in intellectual property, for some insights into some of the thoughts behind how this would have been determined Read more >>

Court admits expert's anti-'Georgia-Pacific' royalty calculation

There is no absolute requirement to develop a reasonable royalty based on the Georgia-Pacific framework. That's the takeaway from a Daubert ruling in which the court denied the defendant's motion to preclude the testimony of the opposing damages expert, who determined a reasonable royalty based on market data instead of the customary Georgia-Pacific factors. Read more >>