Welcome to the IP100, the UK’s first intellectual property (IP) league table, compiled by Metis Partners.

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 commercializing their IP assets. View last year’s results here.


“The IP100 has helped us secure a £10m plus valuation as we have worked hard to become an IP rich business. We’ve proudly featured in the IP100 since 2016 and through entering have identified areas to improve our IP management. I have been impressed by the difference focusing on IP, especially trade secrets, has made to the organization.  Protecting and managing Digitonic’s IP is a critical part of our operations as it can mean the difference between success or failure.” Grant Fraser, Managing Director, Digitonic

Grant Fraser, Managing Director at Digitonic

Who Can Enter?

The IP100 is open to all UK businesses and is free to enter. It will be published annually.

Why Should You Enter?

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, realize value on the balance sheet or restructure debt.

Watch to find out more:

Take a look at our IP100 explainer video to learn more: