Determining the Value of IP in the area of Artificial Intelligence
This private equity funded firm was eager to determine the value of its IP portfolio for investment purposes and to subsequently extract economic value from its IP. The firm is specialized in Artificial Intelligence and its Board had prior to our study been rather unaware of what type of IPR it owned and what its economic value was.
Oxfirst undertook an IP audit and determined the economic value of the patent & copyright portfolio. It also educated the board of this company about the economic relevance of IP and got Board Members thinking about the strategic use of IP.
As a consequence, the private equity firm was able to raise further investments for this firm and the firm started to launch a comprehensive IP management strategy, which Oxfirst keeps accompanying.
Now the dust has settled and the Patent Valuation complete, I wanted to write to you to thank you for your efforts. As you will recall we have some very new patents in a new and disruptive industry. As such reaching meaningful and supportable valuation was a challenge especially as our Patents have many diverse applications across multiple business areas. I know that the Board greatly valued your input and insights into the methods of valuation and particularly your ability to corral the many varying strands of our business. The result was a clear, realistic valuation which we have been able to use subsequently to help inform our existing shareholders as well as to support our recent funding round.
Thanks again for your support and I look forward to working with you again in the future.