Course Details

IP Valuation

Intangibles now comprise roughly 80% of corporate balance sheets among publicly traded companies. Key among these assets are intellectual property (IP) assets: patents, trademarks, copyrights, marketing intangibles, know-how, and others. Conventional valuation methodologies frequently fail to accurately measure the value of IP. Moreover, the current valuation paradigm fails to recognize the impossibility of valuation certainty for many IP assets, and the context-specificity of their value. This ignorance and uncertainty presents opportunity for those who understand IP value. In IP Valuation, you will learn and apply the various available theories, methods, and tools for measuring and contextualizing IP value. This will include in-class instruction and discussion, supplemented by out-of-class work, on case studies derived from the real-world experience of best-in-class IP professionals. You will also gain a view of the nascent understanding of IP value among financial professionals and the handful of entities presently working to create liquidity and make capital available for IP-rich entities. Finally, you will learn how to assess IP value, identify information incompleteness and uncertainty, and use that knowledge to inform decision-making in a variety of business and legal contexts.

Catalog Number: INTPROP 945-0
Additional Course Information: MSL students only


Course History

Spring 2020
Title: IP Valuation
Faculty: Gammon, Joshua Boldan
Section: 1     Credits: 1.5
Capacity: 30     Actual: 21

Spring 2019
Title: IP Valuation
Faculty: Gammon, Joshua Boldan
Section: 1     Credits: 1.5
Capacity: 24     Actual: 6

Spring 2018
Title: IP Valuation
Faculty: McGavock, Daniel M
Goldman, Robert Barry
Section: 1     Credits: 1.5
Capacity: 30     Actual: 12

Spring 2017
Title: IP Valuation
Faculty: McGavock, Daniel M
Goldman, Robert Barry
Section: 1     Credits: 1.5
Capacity: 30     Actual: 16