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(Message started by: george on Dec 13th, 2005, 6:43am)

Title: Intellectual Property Valuation
Post by george on Dec 13th, 2005, 6:43am
Article on valuation

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Title: Re: Intellectual Property Valuation
Post by JimIvey on Dec 13th, 2005, 11:13am

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Yet not all patents are valuable, and very many are worthless. Unless companies can now move to differentiate the mission-critical from the moribund, the currently excessive valuation of intellectual property could turn out to be the bubble of this decade.

Yikes!  Yes, many patents are worth little, but some are really really valuable.  As I lived through and watched the dot-com bubble grow and burst, I watched as investors couldn't discern the valuable from the not valuable.  

At first, all e-biz was perceived as valuable (because the investors didn't know better).  Life was good (for me, a software patent attorney).  Then, e-biz was perceived as not valuable (because the investors didn't know better).  Life was bad, or at least nowhere near as good as before.  

I think investors are starting to be able to tell valuable e-biz propositions from the not so valuable ones.  Advertising revenue on the 'net is on the rise.  Life is better.  

But, man, I'd hate to go through another market shake-out like that one!

But one thing I don't understand is why patent valuation hasn't been figured out yet.  They're not exactly new.  US patents have been around for over 200 years.  Hey, here ya go: "System and method for meaningful valuation of US patents"!  I'll get working on that right away!

Regards.



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