How to sell intellectual capital?

Pricing Intellectual Property- The Rule of Eight  September 11, 2011 – 12:45 pm
Perspectives on Intellectual

It’s exciting when our clients first learn that their intellectual property (IP) is; a) a capital asset and; b) can be capitalized using our sale license-back (SLB) process. Not surprisingly, the next question is- what’s my IP worth? In the case of patents, here’s a benchmark that Carthage Intellectual Capital uses. Multiply the annual research and development (R&D) expenses times eight. The result is a useful first estimate of the value of your total patent IP portfolio. Hence the name, the Rule of Eight.

The Rule of Eight is not a guarantee of IP value. But it reflects the principle that enterprises create IP today to be useful for an extended period of time. Carthage’s experience is that, on average, the financially useful life of IP is around eight years. The number eight is not merely coincidental; the behavior of patent centric companies anticipates it.

Consider the typical company that relies on patents to make, use or sell its goods and services. A patent’s legal life is 20 years from its priority date. It usually takes 2-3 years for the patent office to examine and issue a patent. That leaves an effective legal life of 17-18 years. Because technology improves over time, patent producing companies continue R&D spending to invent the improvements. Once a patent expires, it is logical that a patent reliant company will likely replace it with a new patented invention.

Source: Carthage Intellectual Capital Management

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