Intellectual property (IP) often represents the majority of a company’s value and assets; however, accurate, insightful valuations are rare. IP assets merit astute representation and valuation in the sale of business operations, restructuring, financial reporting or litigation. Patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets are not readily appraised using traditional approaches as employed for physical assets such as a firm's manufacturing equipment and facilities. Insightful IP valuations require technical knowledge, market assessments, and insights to represent and substantiate their true present and future value to owners.

Intellectual property (IP) often represents the majority of a company’s value and assets; however, accurate, insightful valuations are rare. IP assets merit astute representation and valuation in the sale of business operations, restructuring, financial reporting or litigation. Patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets are not readily appraised using traditional approaches as employed for physical assets such as a firm's manufacturing equipment and facilities. Insightful IP valuations require technical knowledge, market assessments, and insights to represent and substantiate their true present and future value to owners.

The Value of IP Assets to a Business

IP assets have value to a business as they impact revenue (sales), reduce operating expenses (OPEX), and provide substantial competitive advantages that maintain positioning and increase market share. Preserving and growing brand equity, protecting against patent infringement and employing defenses mitigating trade secret theft are critical to effectively competing in the international marketplace.

Valuation Methods for Intellectual Property are More than Goodwill Accounting

Accurate valuation of IP requires comprehensive, multi-disciplined technical, marketing, and financial skills well beyond traditional accounting, which largely defaults to estimates of a firm's goodwill. These estimates often understate the true value. Accurate valuation of IP impacts business planning, leverage, sales, financial reporting and responses to government regulations, and enables effective representation in commercial litigation.

Experienced Third Party Analysis

EPS has delivered technical insights, engineering solutions, and keen valuations for business strategy in the energy and technology industries for over 25 years. EPS' acumen quickly assembles and processes technical, environmental, regulatory, and financial complexities deploying over four decades of boots-on-the-ground expert knowledge of industry practices, markets, and operations. EPS' intelligence and quantitative techniques are scientifically cutting-edge and expressed in clear financial terms for business ownership, decision-making, or litigation.