Facebook presents Libra – what’s the key intangible asset involved?

Facebook presents Libra – what’s the key intangible asset involved?

Image credit: France 24 Facebook has recently unveiled its ambitious project for a new global cryptocurrency, Libra. Facebook’s blockchain-powered currency will be backed by a basket of historically stable assets. This will lessen the high volatility experienced by other big crypto names such as Bitcoin, Ethereum or Ripple. Facebook isn’t embarking in this project alone. […]

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Letter from America – League tables are not just for the big players!

Letter from America – League tables are not just for the big players!

My colleague, Hannah, wrote last week about Forbes’ release of this year’s most valuable brands. I wasn’t surprised to see the list being dominated by the prominent B2C consumer brands. Although it would be interesting to know which businesses are new to the list and which have successfully leveraged their brand to penetrate new markets, […]

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Which way for Huawei?

Which way for Huawei?

It’s certainly been heating up in the last week for smartphone giant Huawei, as it becomes one of the main targets in a fiery trade war between the US and China. Pressures have been mounting on one of the world’s largest telecommunications equipment and consumer electronics manufacturers, with the politically-charged issues resulting in a ban […]

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IP in college basketball: NCAA 1, student-athletes NIL

IP in college basketball: NCAA 1, student-athletes NIL

Image credit: Getty Images Intro 8 April marked the end of the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, concluding with the national championship game between the Texas Tech Red Raiders (Texas Tech University) and the Virginia Cavaliers (University of Virginia). To get there, both teams had to battle their way through a single-elimination tournament […]

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IP-Backed Lending – Q&A with our MD Stephen Robertson

IP-Backed Lending – Q&A with our MD Stephen Robertson

Metis Partners Inc. has launched a new IP-lending product, which has attracted significant interest from notable private equity firms, family offices and other lenders that are looking to lend to exciting and growing businesses. I have worked with innovative, IP-rich growing corporates for years, so I am pleased to see that lenders are finally recognising […]

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Metis Partners plays a key role in corporate turnaround of IP-rich insurtech provider

Transferable and flexible – IP asset class shows its worth by facilitating a super-fast corporate turnaround A successful restructuring of an IP-rich insurtech provider has once again proven that IP assets play a critical role in corporate transactions. BM Advisory quickly appointed Metis Partners to conduct a marketing campaign on recognising that their client was […]

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Spotlight on… Miguel Benitez

Spotlight on… Miguel Benitez

Miguel Angel Martin Benitez Our Valuations Analyst who recently relocated to Glasgow from Valencia to join Metis Partners. What brought you to Metis Partners? I was initially looking for a move from financial reporting to equity valuation. I wasn’t really aware of what IP valuation was before applying to Metis Partners. After seeing an open […]

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Metis Partners has been appointed on Maplin Electronics Limited (in Administration)

Metis Partners has been appointed on Maplin Electronics Limited (in Administration)

The Joint Administrators of nationwide electronics retailer Maplin Electronics Limited (in Administration) (“Maplin” or the “Company”) have instructed Metis Partners to conduct a sales and marketing exercise in relation to the Company’s IP assets. Zelf Hussain, Ian Green and Toby Underwood of Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP were appointed as Joint Administrators of Maplin on 28th February 2018. […]

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Beatroot assets bought by U.S. record label

Beatroot assets bought by U.S. record label

The brand and assets of Manchester-based online music platform Beatroot Music have been bought by an American business. Made in Memphis Entertainment, a music studio, record label and publishing platform founded by songwriter and producer David Porter, has paid an undisclosed sum for Beatroot’s intellectual property and other assets. The sale includes the Beatroot brand, […]

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IP assets of bio-pharmaceuticals delivery specialists brought to market by Metis Partners

IP assets of bio-pharmaceuticals delivery specialists brought to market by Metis Partners

The IP assets of a recognised leader in the bioformulation and drug delivery industry, XstalBio Limited, which is behind CentuRecon – a patent-backed reconstitution technology that has the potential to revolutionise the preparation of high concentration protein solutions, are being offered for sale by Metis Partners, the award-winning, commercial intellectual property consulting firm. Established as […]

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Sports coaching in the spotlight as Metis Partners brings innovative technology to market

Sports coaching in the spotlight as Metis Partners brings innovative technology to market

As the Superbowl and Six Nations Championship dominated the world’s sporting headlines this week and the importance of sports coaching was once again in the spotlight, the sale of the technology behind a successful sports software company was attracting major attention. Sport Technology Services has made its name by developing 3D animation coaching software and […]

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IP assets of subsea technology specialist brought to market by Metis Partners

IP assets of subsea technology specialist brought to market by Metis Partners

The intellectual property (“IP”) assets of Controlled Variable Buoyancy Systems Limited (“CVBS” or the “Company”), the company behind proprietary subsea technology applicable in the decommissioning market segment within the oil and gas sector, are being offered to the market by Metis Partners, the award-winning, commercial intellectual property consulting firm. Incorporated in 1997, CVBS was established […]

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Rare opportunity to obtain IP assets of game developer brought to market by Metis Partners

Rare opportunity to obtain IP assets of game developer brought to market by Metis Partners

The IP assets, particularly the unique game technology behind the Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure (HOPA) system created by top tier independent games developers is being offered for sale by the award winning commercial intellectual property consulting firm, Metis Partners. Incorporated in 2011, Oysterworld was known for producing high quality online casual and family entertainment products […]

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Industry giants Kromek and Appointedd reveal why overseas intellectual property protection led to their success

Industry giants Kromek and Appointedd reveal why overseas intellectual property protection led to their success

Innovative UK companies will be sharing the pit falls and plateaus they have experienced when expanding overseas, and how they protected their intellectual property (IP) assets along the way, at the next IP100 Club event held on November 10th at Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh. The high profile speakers include Professor Max Robinson, the founder of  Kromek […]

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IP assets of electrical and mechanical engineering experts brought to market by Metis Partners

IP assets of electrical and mechanical engineering experts brought to market by Metis Partners

The IP assets, notably an extensive design portfolio and an industry wide reputation for excellence of international electrical and mechanical engineers, A-Belco Group are being offered for sale by Metis Partners, the award-winning, commercial intellectual property consulting firm. Based in the Midlands, the company was incorporated in 1999 and operated a number of divisions, including […]

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IP assets of bio-pharmaceuticals delivery specialists brought to market by Metis Partners

IP assets of bio-pharmaceuticals delivery specialists brought to market by Metis Partners

The IP assets of a recognised leader in the bioformulation and drug delivery industry, XstalBio Limited, which is behind CentuRecon – a patent-backed reconstitution technology that has the potential to revolutionise the preparation of high concentration protein solutions, are being offered for sale by Metis Partners, the award-winning, commercial intellectual property consulting firm. Established as […]

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The IP100 exceeds 100 entrants

The IP100 exceeds 100 entrants

The Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks’ IP100 has exceeded 100 entrants following a recent surge of applicants. After a successful event last month at Venturefest in Birmingham, the IP100 team secured 14 new West Midland applications, bringing the total to almost 110, and making the IP100 the fastest growing business community in the UK. The 100th […]

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Intellectual property assets driving the funding for software company, MindGenius

MindGenius, a leading software development company, has created a platform that enables its users to capture their ideas, visualise information, plan projects and share knowledge through its core mapping function, and has recently announced an equity funding round of £1m to further develop its cloud based project management solution. As part of its fundraising strategy, […]

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Metis Partners offers rare chance to acquire premium domain names, including Geeks.co.uk

Metis Partners offers rare chance to acquire premium domain names, including Geeks.co.uk

Metis Partners, an award winning commercial intellectual property consultancy, is unveiling a rare opportunity to acquire some of the most attractive domain names to come on to the market in recent times. Metis Partners is conducting a global sale and marketing exercise for Geeks.co.uk, Discs.co.uk and FocusMove.com, all of which have potential for brand extension, […]

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Metis Partners brings intellectual property of major oil and gas industry provider to the market

Metis Partners brings intellectual property of major oil and gas industry provider to the market

The intellectual property (IP) behind one of the world class providers to the oil and gas industry is being brought to the market by Metis Partners, the award-winning commercial intellectual property consulting firm. SGL Systems International made a global name for itself in the intensely-competitive field of high integrity heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC). […]

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Metis brings globally-operating freight management brands to the market

An internationally-operating freight brand with a high-profile presence in growing Eastern European and Russian spheres of commerce is being brought to the market by Metis Partners, the intellectual property (IP) experts. TPC Freight Management was a globally-renowned freight brand which had a turnover of £13 million in 2014. A family-owned business built up over 35 […]

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A reputation three centuries in the making is for sale from Metis Partners

A reputation three centuries in the making  is for sale from Metis Partners

The Intellectual Property (IP) assets of heritage retail and lifestyle business, McEwens of Perth, are being offered for sale on behalf of KMPG LLP, from award-winning commercial IP consulting firm, Metis Partners. Founded in 1868, McEwens of Perth is the brand behind Scotland’s largest independent fashion chain, and has a rich heritage of highest quality, […]

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Innovative pharmaceutical patent portfolio from Osteologix is on sale from Metis Partners

Innovative pharmaceutical patent portfolio from Osteologix is on sale from Metis Partners

  An exciting pharmaceutical patent portfolio from the Osteologix group is on sale from Metis Partners, the award-winning commercial intellectual property consulting firm. In recent years, bone diseases such as osteoporosis have been increasing due to longer life expectancy and related vitamin and mineral deficiencies. The NHS states that osteoporosis is now a ‘fairly common […]

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