Patents today are essential assets for many companies, especially in high technology industries. Valuation of a patent is often essential in reaching an informed business decision on a matter involving technology. However, the inherent uniqueness of a patent typically makes value assessments complex, costly, and susceptible to inaccuracies. This article presents efficient and cost-effective analytical methods for valuing patents and patent portfolios.
Michael S. Kramer, Valuation and Assessment of Patents and Patent Portfolios Through Analytical Techniques, 6 J. Marshall Rev. Intell. Prop. L. 463 (2007)