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.


5th International Conference on Quality and Innovation in Engineering and Management

We are honored to invite you to participate in the 2018 edition of the International Conference on Production Research - Regional Conference Africa, Europe and the Middle East, organized under the patronage of the International Foundation for Production Research by the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca. The event will be held together with the 5th International Conference on Quality and Innovation in Engineering and Management, in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in the period July 25-26, 2018. Intracom was nominated in the international scientific commitee. More info at:

Patents: Facebook even without customers more valuable than Daimler

Facebook is a current news driver and stock prices react nervously with unexpected huge moves. What is Facebooks company value? More than the German car manufacturer Daimler AG? What would happen if both of them lost all users or customers and all material assets overnight? What would be left over of "intellectual property"? Facebook suffered considerably in the past weeks due to its data scandal. It reduced the market value of the company by more than 80 billion Euros - about 10 billion above the market capitalization of Daimler AG, for example. For us an opportunity to take a closer look at the patent portfolio of the two global players. The analysis turned out some amazing facts nobody is

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