Valuation of Emerging Technologies

Valuation of Emerging Technologies

About the Course:

The overwhelming value of most early-stage companies resides in their intellectual assets. However, senior managers of such companies usually have no idea how to value their inventions. This is unfortunate as the inability to value intangible assets puts companies at a severe disadvantage when trying to monetize their discoveries through capital raises, licensing, joint-ventures or sales.

Inventors, investors, patentees, licensors and licensees must be able to articulate the value of their patents and emerging technologies. Otherwise, they will never receive the valuations that they deserve.

This seminar provides an indepth review of more than 20 Valuation Methodologies. Such as:

o  Cost Method 
o  Market Method
o  Income Method
o  Decision Trees
o  Competitive Advantage Valuation 
o  25% Rule
o  The Monte Carlo Method
o  Real Options Method
o  Binomial Method
o Probability Weighted Expected Return Method  
o  Relief from Royalty Method  
o  Excess Earnings Method  
o  Markov Chains  
o  Bayesian Analysis  
o   Probabalistic Methodologies  

Case studies / exercises relating to the following are among those reviewed in the course:

o  Acquisition Comparables
o   Stock Price Indication Methods
o  Venture Funding Comparables 
o  Bayesian Analysis
o  Probabalistic Methodologies
o  Cross-Licensing

This seminar will introduce you to the Patent Valuation Gauntlet (PVG). In deriving the value of a patent, PVG takes into account commercial value, assertion value, blocking value, cross-licensing value, reputational value as well as patent invalidity risks and design around risks. The PVG worksheet contains more than 500 issues that should be considered when calculating the value of a patent.

Additional Valuation Considerations to be Discussed Include:

o  Citation Analysis
o   Enforceability
o  Current Impact
o   Claim Scope Breadth
o  Technology Strength
o  Validity Confidence
o  Research Intensity
o  Litigation Avoidance
o  Science Strength
o  Partnering Licensing Potential
o  Innovation Cycle Time
o  Technology Cogency

Excel sheets with the more than 40 valuation methodologies are included with your registration.

Bonus Book: Attendees of live courses receive a handbook which sells for $295 for FREE. This Valuation of Emerging Technologies Handbook includes over 300 slides, articles and presentations which focus on all aspects of valuing early-stage technologies. Over 40 valuation methodologies are illustrated as well as dozens of patent valuation metrics.

*This course is also offered on a custom basis. The content can be customized to meet your company's specific needs and can also be delivered exclusively to your employees at your offices.

About the Instructor:

David Wanetick, Managing Director, IncreMental Advantage, LLC--a valuation firm with an expertise in valuing intangible assets and emerging technologies--based in Princeton, NJ. Clients include companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, technology transfer offices, inclubators, law firms, venture capital firms and private equity players. Representatives from more than 850 Fortune 1000 companies have participated in programs produced by IncreMental Advantage. David is the author of three books that have achieved world-wide acclaim, including the only two books that unveil Industry Analysis. He has been a guest on CNBC, Bloomberg and CNNfn and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Barrons, Investor’s Business Daily, Boards & Directors, and many other newspapers, blogs and magazines throughout the United States. His articles on Valuing Patents and Early-Stage Technologies and Negotiating Licensing Agreements have been published in Intellectual Asset Management, CEO Magazine, Licensing Journal, Willamette Insights, Valuation Strategies, IP Frontline, Technology Transfer Tactics, Inventor's Digest, The Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators, and others. He speaks about issues of Financial Modeling, Negotiations, Business Valuation and IP Valuation before many organizations and corporations. He has lectured all over the United States, Canada, The United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Singapore, Kuwait, Malaysia, Hong Kong, India and Israel.

Course Length: Approx. 8 hours