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

Understanding Business Valuation: A Practical Guide to Valuing Small- to Medium-Sized Businesses, 5th edition

October 2017

The new edition of Understanding Business Valuation simplifies a technical and complex area of practice with real-world experience and examples. Expert author Gary Trugman's informal, easy-to-read style, covers all the bases in the various valuation approaches, methods, and techniques. Learn more >>

Intellectual Property Valuation Case Law Compendium, Third Edition

April 2017

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 >>

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 >>

Royalty Rates for Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology, 8th Edition

March 2012

Royalty Rates for Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnologyfeatures more real-deal royalty rates, license fees, and milestone payment benchmarks than any other publication. This new edition contains hundreds of royalty rates and other financial compensation benchmarks that can be used to optimize the pricing of biotechnology and pharmaceutical innovations.  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 >>
Training

Excel for Valuation: Beginner to Advanced (eLearning course)

Whether you're new to the field or a veteran business valuation practitioner, there is no tool more critical than Excel.  BVR's new eLearning course, "Excel for Valuation: Beginner to Advanced," will catapult your Excel knowledge and skills so you can work as efficiently as possible with spreadsheets, formulas and functions. You can customize the course to match your skill level; start with the very basics or jump right into more complex areas. The eLearning combination of video, notes, take-away templates, quizzes, and exercises ensure you will remain thoroughly engaged for the duration of the course.  Learn more >>

International Business Valuation Standards and Ethics (eLearning course)

Valuation is a global profession, and for many that means complying with the new 2017 International Valuation Standards and Code of Ethical Principles. This comprehensive eLearning course delivers what you need to know to demonstrate global valuation competency and understand the significant changes to the standards. See practical and relevant examples by working through an actual case study that follows all of the logical steps of a valuation engagement. Hold yourself to a higher  global standard and be prepared to venture wherever your next valuation assignment takes you. Learn more >>

Monte Carlo: Applications, Examples and Best Practices for Valuation (eLearning course)

As complexity and uncertainty continue to increase, business valuation experts must up their game to master the challenges that accompany today's engagements. Rise to – and soar beyond – the occasion using Monte Carlo simulations, an indispensable method for advanced valuation scenarios. This eLearning course, "Monte Carlo: Applications, Examples and Best Practices for Valuation" distills the best instruction and content on the topic. Learn more >>

Valuing Brand Names

Valuation of Customer-Related Intangible Assets

Current Trends in Trade Secret Value and Damages

Hot Topics in Patent Royalty Damages

Deal & Market Data

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 the expert in the Amazon trademark case determined a royalty rate

In the recent Amazon Tax Court case, the IRS challenged the valuation of trademarks the company transferred to its overseas subsidiary. But Amazon prevailed, and here's an explanation of the comparable uncontrolled transaction (CUT) method its expert used to sift through thousands of transactions. Read more >>

New Star Wars film blockbuster fuels celeb estate valuation issue

For Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the late actor Peter Cushing was “digitally resurrected” and appears as the future Death Star commander. Some stars are now taking action, such as having themselves scanned, so they, too, can provide for their heirs when they’re in the hereafter and enhance the value of their right of publicity. Read more >>

Whataburger grills Wonder Woman over logo

If next year's Wonder Woman pic is boffo, it will raise the stakes in the "friendly" talks going on between Whataburger and DC Comics over the superheroine's "stacked W" logo. Read more >>

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 >>