The basic idea of this study is to identify the most interesting companies in the fintech industry by valuating their intellectual property portfolio, namely patents and utility models. This will be achieved by compiling a comprehensive list of fintech companies, evaluation of their patents and utility models and comparison and benchmarking in their respective sector. The IPvalue trend is a good indicator to show on one hand the current status of a company (you will need a lot of resources to file, get in force and counter fight your patents) and on the other hand it is a leading indicator, showing possible future products and systems (the average time of patents being found in real product
Today, the major part of the value of a company - on average over 80% - consists of intangible assets. Patents are among the "most tangibles among the intangibles": they can be borrowed, sold, licensed, for example. Companies use them to protect innovations from imitation and as a strategic instrument to keep competitors out of the market or to ensure a strategic balance of power.
Accordingly, patents also allow a deep insight into the R&D activities of companies and reveal much about the planned future and potential capabilities. However, this requires a quality measurement or, even better, a value assessment in order to obtain reliable information. The sustainability efforts of companies can also be supported, substantiated or questioned with patent value analyses.
Our Patent-Insider-Blog compiles interesting information, tips, news and hints extracted from patent values for you.