It can be difficult to put a price tag on intellectual property. Therefore, a new report published by IPOfferings LLC may be useful to patent holders considering selling, buying, or licensing a patent.
The company’s recently published Calendar Year 2012 Patent Value Quotient includes a wealth of information about patents sold during the prior year. It incudes the seller and buyer of the portfolio (unless they requested that they be anonymous), the technology of the patents, the number of issued U.S. Patents, and the quotient, which is determined by the total sale divided by the number of patents to produce the average paid per patent. For the 35 patent transactions included in the report, the median selling price per issued U.S. Patent was $220,588, and the average selling price per issued U.S. Patent was $373,573.
While the report offers insight into prior patent deals, there are a number of factors that can impact a patent’s value. Below are just a few examples:
Even taking all of these factors into account, it is important to recognize that all patents and their underlying inventions are unique. Therefore, it is imperative to consult with an experienced patent attorney before embarking on the valuation process. If you are considering buying, selling, or licensing a patent, we encourage you to contact one of our patent attorneys for a free 30-minute consultation.