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Intellectual Property and Assessing its Financial Value
1st Edition - November 19, 2014
Authors: Benedikt Sas, Stanislas De Vocht, Philippe Jacobs
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This book covers the different aspects, such as patents, trademarks and copyright of Intellectual Property (IP) from a more practical business perspective. Intellectual Property and Assessing its’ Financial Value describes the differences between regions, mainly the differences between the US and EU. In addition, several tools are presented for assessing the value of new IP, which is of importance before engaging on a new project that could result in new IP or for licensing purposes. The first chapter introduces the different types of IP and illustrating the business importance of capturing and safeguarding IP, the second chapter discusses patents and other forms of IP with subsequent chapters exploring copyright and trademarks in more detail, and a concluding chapter on the future of systems that can assess new IP value.
Introduces IP and various features from a business perspective
Includes tools to assess the value of new IP
Provides a comprehensive and practical insight into IP
Explores other forms of IP including designs, models, breeders rights, and domain names
Offers an applied approach to IP and systems to evaluate the value of new IP
Those involved in innovation and creation of new Intellectual Property. Business developers, marketers and executives involved in licensing, teachers and students in Life Sciences, Economy and Management.
List of figures and tables
About the authors
List of acronyms
Tools for maintaining confidentiality and safeguarding IP
Accurate record keeping
What is a patent?
US design patents versus EU Community designs
US plant patents versus EU plant variety protection
The patent application
Governing laws and prosecution
Supplementary protection certificate
3: Trade secrets
What is a trade secret?
Protecting trade secrets
Reverse engineering of trade secrets
What is a trademark?
Trademark, trade name, and company name
Developing a trademark
Registering the mark
Maintaining rights and protections
Protected geographical status in the European Union
Possible ways to protect software: case study of PredOxyPack
6: Assessing the financial value of IP
Discounted cash flow methods
Valorization via a new company
References and further reading
Appendix 1: An example of a CDA
Appendix 2: An example of an MTA
Appendix 3: Invention disclosure form
When to submit
Where to submit
No. of pages: 200
Published: November 19, 2014
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Hardback ISBN: 9781843347927
eBook ISBN: 9781780634753
Benedikt Sas is Senior business developer (IOF) and has worked at Ghent University since May 2008. He is currently acting as the Chief Business Officer for Food2Know and as a professor in the field of Corporate & Innovation Management. Prior to his position at Ghent University, he was President of the Pharma Business Unit at Kemin Industries Inc. He has invented and been granted numerous patents, and is the author of multiple peer reviewed publications.
Affiliations and expertise
Chief Business Officer, Corporate and Innovation Management, Ghent University, Belgium
Stanislas De Vocht
Stanislas De Vocht started his career as a lawyer at Ghent Bar where he combined his internship with a ManaMa Intellectual Property Rights. In 2007 he started as an in-house legal counsel at UGent TechTransfer, and in May 2013 he became the IP & Technology Transfer manager at iMinds.
Affiliations and expertise
IP and Technology Transfer Manager, iMinds
Philippe Jacobs is an in-house European Patent Attorney of Tech Transfer UGent since May 2010 and is a lecturer at the University of Antwerp. Prior to joining UGent he was director within the IP firm ‘De Clercq & Partners’ and a patent attorney within the tech transfer team of the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology, as well as a patent counsel in the intellectual property department of Innogenetics.