InTraCoM Group valuates inventions, single patents, patent families and even corporate patent portfolios qualitatively as well as monetarily. With its valuation and analysis method it is one of the world leading companies for many years already. On the occastion of the recently awarded "ACQ5 Award", the online magazine TECHTIMES talked to CEO Dr. Dierk-Oliver Kiehne. TECHTIMES: Dr. Kiehne, the InTraCoM Group has received numerous awards from renowned institutions during the past months and years. What is behind the "ACQ5 Award" you have just received? KIEHNE: ACQ Annual Award Programs recognise organisations and individuals that have achieved outstanding commercial success in designated are
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.
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