Intellectual Property

IP Valuation

IP Valuation

The proper valuation of intellectual property requires a thorough understanding of the realities of the market(s) in which that property is used. Rule-of-thumb calculations often fail to withstand hostile scrutiny in the event of legal actions. Outside of disputed proceedings, cookie-cutter applications of valuation methods and accounting allocations often incorrectly assess the value of the IP in question.

NERA economists understand that proper and defensible valuation of IP assets requires thoroughly considering the relevant market and IP-specific information. In so doing, we formulate and test forward-looking assumptions about the prospective economic conditions of the IP assets at issue. Our experts apply rigorous economic analysis to a variety of IP-related issues including: the monetary impact of theft of IP assets; the internal transfer price for the use of IP assets across divisions of a multinational corporation; the value of an IP asset or portfolio in connection with its sale or license; the decision to license IP, including a recommendation of an appropriate price and other terms; and the monetary impact of theft of loss of IP legal protection.

NERA economists have extensive experience valuing intangible assets. These include assignments relating to financial reporting and tax requirements, spin-outs, and asset sales, and calculating the internal transfer price for its use across divisions of a multi-national corporation. We provide guidance about IP asset value before and after transactions have been consummated, enabling parties to create appropriate documentation to support tax-reporting requirements.

Name Title Location Phone Email
Dr. Yves Hervé Senior Managing Director Frankfurt +49 69 710 447 508
Bradley A. Heys Senior Managing Director Toronto
New York City
+1 416 868 7312
+1 212 345 3000
Dr. Hiroaki Ishigaki Senior Managing Director Tokyo +81 3 6871 7041
Dr. Christine Siegwarth Meyer Senior Managing Director
Chair of NERA's Intellectual Property Practice
White Plains, NY +1 914 448 4119
Dr. Lauren Stiroh Senior Managing Director White Plains, NY +1 914 448 4143
Dr. David Blackburn Managing Director Washington, DC +1 202 466 9264
Robert Patton Managing Director Toronto
New York City
+1 416 868 7318
+44 20 7659 8620
+1 212 345 3000
Dr. Vladimir Starkov Managing Director Chicago +1 312 573 2806
Dr. Garrett Glasgow Director San Francisco +1 415 291 1029
Bryan Ray Director White Plains, NY +1 914 448 4004
Mark L. Berenblut Affiliated Consultant Toronto
New York City
+1 416 868 7311
+1 917 475 0020
+44 20 3769 1096
Dr. Alexander Voegele Affiliated Consultant Frankfurt +49 69 710 447 501
Title Type Author
Supply-Side Data Can Help Product Defect Damages Models Published Article Dr. Daniel Werner
Patent Valuation Using Citations: A Review and Sensitivity Analysis Published Article Dr. Daniel Werner et al.
Tools of Trade—An Introduction to Trade Secret Valuation in Litigation Published Article Kristopher Boushie
Privacy, Pricing, and the Value of Consumer Data: The Complex Nature of the CCPA’s No... Published Article Lawrence Wu
Survey Response Bias and the ‘Privacy Paradox’ Published Article Sarah Butler, Dr. Garrett Glasgow, and Dr. Samantha Iyengar
Latest Daubert Cases, Econ Studies Hold IP Damages Lessons Published Article Dr. Daniel Werner
Disputed Issues in Awarding Unjust Enrichment Damages in Trade Secret Cases Published Article NERA Managing Director Dr. Alan Cox and David S. Almeling, Walter Bratic, Monte Cooper, and P. Anthony Sammi
Unpacking the Economic Toolbox: How to Make Sense of Your Economic Expert’s Analysis Published Article Sheng Li, Christine Meyer and Gabriella Monahova
The Limited Role of Analytical Approach to Reasonable Royalty Published Article Dr. Alan Cox
Using Citation Analysis to Value Patents Published Article Dr. Alan Cox