LES 2013 Annual Meeting

September 22-25, 2013

LESOn Monday, September 23, 2013, Principal John Hamann spoke at the LES 2013 Annual Meeting, during a segment titled "Patent License Valuation in the Real World."

There is no escaping patents in virtually every high tech deal.  Often patents are the single biggest component in driving value.  Opposite sides of a negotiation more often than not have wildly different views on what the value of a patent license should be.  There are various numerical analyses and rules of thumb that professionals use to come up with what they believe is the “right” number.  Putting a value on the various risks inherent in patent licensing can turn what is in theory an objective decision-making process into a very subjective one.

This panel workshop discussed considerations and techniques for valuation of risks associated with patent licensing from various perspectives.  Panelists addressed these issues based on their experiences from the perspectives of the licensor, the licensee, outside counsel, and third-party investor.  The discussion highlighted analytical frameworks to use and shared real life examples from the world of patent licensing and litigation.
 

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September 22-25, 2013

LESOn Monday, September 23, 2013, Principal John Hamann spoke at the LES 2013 Annual Meeting, during a segment titled "Patent License Valuation in the Real World."

There is no escaping patents in virtually every high tech deal.  Often patents are the single biggest component in driving value.  Opposite sides of a negotiation more often than not have wildly different views on what the value of a patent license should be.  There are various numerical analyses and rules of thumb that professionals use to come up with what they believe is the “right” number.  Putting a value on the various risks inherent in patent licensing can turn what is in theory an objective decision-making process into a very subjective one.

This panel workshop discussed considerations and techniques for valuation of risks associated with patent licensing from various perspectives.  Panelists addressed these issues based on their experiences from the perspectives of the licensor, the licensee, outside counsel, and third-party investor.  The discussion highlighted analytical frameworks to use and shared real life examples from the world of patent licensing and litigation.
 

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