Monetization

IP valuation

IP monetization programs, tax efficiencies, M&A, investment, IP based loan collateral etc. all require IP valuation. Questel Consulting is skilled at delivering strategic financial valuation of IP assets within each specific context. If and when required we work with and for accounting companies.

Objectives

Assess every option for value creation: partnership, license, assignment, start-up creation

Define parameters which impact the valuation process

Aggregate technical and economic data needed for the valuation

Select appropriate method

Identify comparables and interview experts

Calculate and provided evidence-based financial value of assets

Enforcement and cross licensing

Questel Consulting helps companies prepare cross licensing program and prevent/resolve IP disputes by providing unique insights that crystallize likely outcomes and negotiated settlements. Economics, time and results matter whenever litigation is anticipated or occurs. We frequently work with the world’s leading law firms, corporate counsel and executive teams to identify the technical and market data that supports case development and decisions.

Objectives

Identify potential infringers to support monetization and assertion programs

Conduct patent product mapping, reverse engineering and claim charting

Anticipate attack and prepare defense strategy

Balance the bargaining power between two companies to avoid unnecessary royalty expenses

Measure the respective value of the patents in negotiation

Evaluate options and the risk over potential returns balance

Out licensing and technology transfer

Transferring technology and related IP rights can generate significant revenues for companies and research institutions seeking to obtain returns from their research and development efforts. While not easy, successfully establishing and maintaining technology transfer efforts over time can drive superior financial and commercial outcomes. Questel Consulting helps companies transfer technology and related IP rights and support transactions that maximize financial and strategic returns.

Objectives

Confirm patent value and reinforce with other valuable assetsValidate technical and market potential

Define possible transfer options : partnership, license, assignment, start-up creation

Identify and rank targets in regard of strategy, product, R&D program, patent portfolios

Develop negotiation strategy and action plan

Manage IP licensing programs and provide ongoing support throughout transaction