IP value – techniques, recent court decisions, and the impact of proposed USPTO changes
Member, Christensen O'Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC, Seattle, WA
Andrew Voth, CPA/CFF, CVA, CIRA/CDBV, CFE
Senior Director, Alvarez & Marsal, Seattle, WA
Intellectual property such as patents constitutes an important asset on the balance sheets of many companies. Understanding the process of valuing those assets is important for many reasons, including as the basis for licensing discussions. Though general techniques for valuing IP are well understood, evolving statutory and case law has greatly impacted the inputs for these techniques. To shed light on the current state of affairs, we will present a hypothetical IP valuation framework and illustrate how the recent changes in the law and USPTO rules can impact the valuation outcome.
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Christensen O’Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC
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Seattle, Washington 98101
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ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
David Sheldon is a Member at Christensen O'Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC. David's strong background in computer science and technical experience in software engineering help him assist his software industry clients with patent drafting, prosecution, counseling, and patent-related opinions. David also assists clients with IP portfolio management, including ownership and licensing agreements.
Drew Voth, a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal in Seattle, is a forensic accountant and damages expert providing financial and business advice to clients. His practice also includes business valuation, intellectual property licensing, restructuring and investigative services. Drew brings more than 20 years of accounting and consulting experience spanning a variety of industries, including retail, telecommunications, software, technology, financial services, manufacturing and natural resources.