IP Commercialisation is the process of getting your IP to market and/or creating new revenue streams, whether on your own, through a partnership or via a combination of the two. By reviewing your existing IP asset portfolio, you can identify IP assets that may be capable of being monetised, whether through licensing or sale. Non-core intellectual property – for example, a brand and its associated trade marks and domain names that a company has chosen to discontinue – can be sold outright on the basis of a lump-sum payment, over time through the payment of royalties or through a combination of both. In addition to creating a new revenue stream, this approach can help your company streamline its operations and hone in on the profitable aspects of your business. This can also include university researchers using it to communicate their research or ideas with external parties either through a spin-out company or other means.
Using our proven methodology and our global network of IP contacts, Metis Partners has completed a number of successful sales and licensing exercises for a variety of clients, ranging from large multinationals looking to divest themselves of non-core IP to individual innovators trying to enter the market. We have also assisted clients with “IPCo” creation, wherein critical IP assets are separated from the risks associated with the trading business, and fundraising activities via IP asset leveraging.