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Welcome to the IP100, the UK’s first intellectual property (“IP”) league table, compiled by Metis Partners in association with BQ Magazine.

The IP100 will be published across the UK and will profile and rank innovative companies within the private sector, highlighting those which have significantly invested in their IP in the form of IP creation, IP management policies, R&D activities and IP commercialisation.


The IP100 is an annual ranking of companies based on a rating of their IP asset strength and track record in exploiting IP. The process involves an assessment of IP-specific data linked to the following IP asset classes: brands, software, patents, trade secrets and critical databases. The IP100 research team uses its proprietary process to calculate an IP score and subsequent ranking for each company.

The top scoring companies will be published in the IP100, an annual ranking of businesses which are considered to be the most effective at commercialising their IP assets.


The IP100 is open to all UK businesses and is free to enter. It will be published annually as part of a special IP report in BQ Magazine.


The IP100 will provide a platform for gaining recognition for the investment you have made in IP, whether you are using this to:

  • Boost the exit valuation of your business
  • Improve access to potential new markets
  • Protect your existing market share
  • Create new barriers to entry

IP also has the ability to play an important role in transforming funding options available to your company, as IP assets can now be used to raise finance, realise value on the balance sheet or restructure debt.

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We are now accepting a second round of applications.