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.


"Patent Valuation Service Provider of the Year 2019": 6 times awarded

InTraCoM GmbH has already received two awards from various magazines of different disciplines in 2019. Now six more are added. "regarding our public perception, we were very surprised by 2019 ourselves," says CEO Dr. Dierk-Oliver Kiehne. So far, InTraCoM GmbH, headquartered in Bonn/Germany, has already received 14 awards: Three years in a row it was awarded as outstanding and most innovative service provider in the field of patent evaluation by different journals. "We were particularly pleased that we are now attracting attention in completely different specialist areas, precisely where our work has the highest value and where we are being used more and more," continued Kiehne. According

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