Metis Partners is an award-winning, commercial intellectual property consulting firm with a broad range of professional IP experience focused on the assessment, exploitation, valuation, monetisation and sale of intellectual property assets. We have a proven track record of helping our clients maximise the value of critical IP assets, having assisted a range of businesses, advisors and complementary IP practitioners across a variety of industries.Set up in 2003 by founder and director Stephen Robertson, and supported by a team of dedicated and experienced professionals, Metis Partners has become the go-to for relevant, strategic and efficient IP advice throughout the UK and internationally.
Whether you need brief advice on an IP transaction or business arrangement, or a more detailed and bespoke service such as the development of a commercialisation, licensing or intellectual property asset management strategy, Metis Partners can help. Our Advisory team works with both larger corporates and SMEs, using IP to drive business growth and development. For larger corporates, we offer an “Intellectual Property Optimisation” service, with assignments often focused around intellectual property and/or trade secret protection in the context of JVs or partnerships. For SMEs, the focus is usually on identifying undervalued or overlooked IP assets and subsequently leveraging these critical IP assets to develop dynamic strategies which can be used to create competitive barriers to entry. Our sharp insight and experience can help you differentiate your company from your competitors, generate new revenue streams or maximise the valuation of your business prior to exit/fundraising.
As the UK’s only dedicated team focusing on valuing and selling IP assets from insolvent and distressed scenarios, Metis Partners has built up a wealth of experience working with insolvency practitioners and distressed companies facing a number of diverse challenges in a range of insolvency scenarios. We identify, catalogue, assess and sell a wide range of IP assets on behalf of corporate recovery specialists, as well as assist companies directly with the marketing and sale of IP assets. In any Corporate Recovery situation, maximising the financial recovery for creditors and ensuring compliance with statutory obligations is vital, and we help insolvency practitioners achieve both of these goals when dealing with IP assets. We specialise in assisting at a number of stages both pre and post insolvency, including supporting pre-pack negotiations and assisting with cases where there is a high level of buyer interest in an insolvent company’s IP assets.