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.


Gillette wins the patent dispute against Wilkinson. What is the replacement blade patent worth?

On 18 July 2017 the Regional Court of Düsseldorf made the decision in summary proceedings: Wilkinson is no longer allowed to offer replacement blades in Germany that fit the Gillette Mach 3 wet shave razor[1]. This technology is protected by Gillette patent EP 1 695 800 B1 until February 2018. The patent "Dispensing razor blade cartridges used with a handle" has been filed on February 18, 1998, with a priority date of February 19, 1997. Shortly before the end of the patent protection Wilkinson has offered similar replacements (own blades) on the market by about 30% below the selling price of the Gillette original blades and intended to take over their attractive replacement business. What is

Awarded as “Patent Valuation Firm of the Year”!

InTraCoM GmbH was awarded as "Patent Valuation Firm of the Year" 2017 by the international magazine Corporate LiveWire. Corporate LiveWire Global Awards 2017 recognizes the achievements of the most successful individuals, companies and organizations over the last 12 months. Award categories include a wide variety of specialist fields such as: biotech & pharma, intellectual property, company formations etc. (Source: During the evaluation of different service companies, there were several criteria considered: the professional patent assessment methodology the high customer satisfaction as well as associated activities, for example the “Patent Insider”-blog, regular

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