IP Valuation for a Patent Aggregator
We illustrated how the identification, grouping, and valuing of different rights into a single license, can allow for an electronic patent licensing platform, and hence reduce search- and information transaction costs. The concept developed was based on the idea that firms should be able to instantaneously identify appropriate license rights from all over the globe without investing considerable resources in hundreds of discrete negotiations. This in turn strongly facilitates licensing transactions and technology commercialization.
The project led among other things to a Pan-European policy consultations on how to translate these insights into a feasible structure for the E.U.