In 2012, the industry discussed the qualities that reliable and reusable IP needs and the metric to measure those qualities. We think 2013 will be the year that the value of IP becomes tangible.
We tapped Warren Savage, CEO of IPextreme, to give us his thoughts on how to value IP.
Ed: So Warren, how do we figure out IP’s value?
Warren: In the most tangible sense, I think the question ought to be “how do we monetize IP?”
IPextreme has been at the forefront of this since we founded the company back in 2004, and it really was “extreme” back in those days to discuss licensing those “crown jewels.” But now it is increasingly mainstream and certainly the topic for industry discussion.
So one consideration revolves around the ton of licensing done in the industry today that is hidden. Primarily around patents and process technology. The transactional IP licensing that we specialize in, is really something that IPextreme invented.