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Valuation of Patents, 2012, Wolters Kluwer Verlag

Drawing on the full range of available resources, this book clearly and systematically presents a detailed overview of current knowledge about patent valuation. In the course of the presentation the authors cover such elements of the subject as the following:

- business implications of the dematerialization of economic life;
- importance of intellectual property in a knowledge economy;
- forms of value creation by intangible assets in general and by patents in particular;
- value proposition of different ways of patent exploitation;
- patent value affecting environmental factors and factors inherent to the patent portfolio; structure of current instruments of patent valuation.

The authors provide a detailed step-by-step account of how to set up a valuation model, with specifications of all the instruments required and attention to any empirical findings that have appeared. In addition, detailed case studies demonstrate the practical execution of major varieties of patent valuation, an appendix describes the mathematics used to compute present value and net value, and a glossary defines technical terms.

In addition to its contribution to legal scholarship on patent law, the book is unmatched as a procedural manual for setting up a valuation model before a concrete valuation task. There is no clearer discussion of patent valuation as a crucial element of corporate strategy in the knowledge economy, and as such the book will prove of great practical assistance to business managers and their counsel in any jurisdiction.
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Patent valuation - General principles for monetary patent valuation; English translation of DIN 77100:2011-05, 2012, Beuth Verlag

DIN 77100 "Patent valuation - General principles for monetary valuation" deals with quantitative valuation of patents for assessment of an assignable monetary value. For the purposes of this standard, similar technical industrial property rights such as utility patents are also referred to as patents. The aim of this document is to specify and lay down the principles and valuation methods and techniques to be observed for duly monetary evaluation, as well as influencing factors and their interaction. This document prioritises the various valuation methods depending on the availability of required relevant information. Assessments carried out according to this document are comprehensible and verifiable for experts and understandable for the persons they are addressed to. Therefore, this document supports reliability of monetary valuations and thus promotion and control of the economic benefit of patents. This standard is designed as a generic standard and is equally important for patent valuations carried out within the company as well as a service. For this purpose, the relevant terms and definitions and general principles for monetary valuation, such as valuation object and reason, the underlying utilization scenario, valuation date and expert evaluator are defined in this document. Furthermore, this document specifies relevant influencing factors and payment flows for patent valuation and appropriate risk consideration. The available methods for monetary valuation are shown and prioritised with regard to their suitability for appropriate monetary valuation of patents. This standard does not contain specific instructions and guidance regarding the execution of a monetary patent evaluation. It is designed to serve as a supplement to existing legal provisions and regulations as they are contained in accounting and in the Arbeitnehmererfinderrecht (German Employee Invention Act), amongst others. The responsible Working Committee is NA 159-01-07 AA "Patentbewertung" ("Patent valuation") at the Services Standards Committee (NADL).
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Handbook of Patent Valuation, 2010, Carl Heymanns Verlag

Since the coming into force of the German Accounting Law Modernization Act "BilMoG" enterprise can show their patents on the balance sheet in accordance with section 248 (2) of the German Commercial Code (HGB). This is just one of many reasons why enterprises have their patents valuated. The valuation is a complex process which combines legal, technical and economic aspects. The book offers guidelines for the careful preparation and execution of patent valuations. Practitioners are enabled to solve questions related to patent valuation independently. The second edition has a completely new concept....
In German only
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Valuation of Intellectual Property Rights, 2010, Carl Heymanns Verlag

With the new German Accounting Law Modernization Act "BilMoG" coming into effect - what are the practical changes for the accounting of patents and what are the options for companies to show intangible assets, which represent an economic advantage, on the balance sheet from 2010 onwards?
In German only
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Edited Volume: IP-Manager, First Edition 2009, Carl Heymanns Verlag

For some time now, intellectual property has been considered an important factor for the competitiveness of a company. But in this intellectual property has mostly been limited to the question of the acquisition of protective rights. Continues in German..
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