IP Drivers for a successful SPAC transaction

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IP Drivers for a successful SPAC transaction With twenty years of experience, the IP experts at Metis Partners have seen good M&A diligence and bad M&A diligence. Recent SPAC transactions have brought this into sharp focus. Are you seeking a SPAC to acquire your company? Maybe you are a SPAC Sponsor looking for the right acquisition. How can both parties ...

IP Assets Might Lift Some of the Dark Shadows Around the Retail Sector

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Missing intellectual property opportunities Having worked on IP valuations to support a number of CVAs in the last 12 months, we’ve seen many poor examples of retail businesses which are rich in IP assets (brands, store formats, online IP collateral, product partnerships etc.) that are contributing to revenue generation, yet the IP assets are still not being fully exploited.  We ...

IP Disruptors Episode 4: Built to Win: How to Benchmark & Build Your IP Strategy for Long-term Success

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IP Disruptors 2021: a series developed in partnership with IP 100 and Patsnap, a global leader in connected innovation intelligence with 50,000 members. The IP Disruptors series for 2021 will feature 10 webinars led by Stephen Robertson, founder of Metis Partners and creator of IP100.  Webinar content is centered around IP strategy and in particular the key themes explored in ...

Trade Secrets: How To Turn Knowledge Into A Valuable Intangible Asset

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We all know the old maxim: “knowledge is power”. Here at Metis Partners, we utilise our expertise in the field of intellectual property (“IP”) strategy and monetisation to provide companies with the knowledge and skills they need to maximise the commercial exploitation of their IP assets. But knowledge comes in various forms, some of which can benefit your company and ...

IP Disruptors Episode 3: How to Use IP Insights to Monitor and Adapt to Market Changes

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021 – 11am EDT | 4pm GMT IP Disruptors 2021: a series developed in partnership with IP 100 and Patsnap, a global leader in connected innovation intelligence with 50,000 members. The IP Disruptors series for 2021 will feature 10 webinars led by Stephen Robertson, founder of Metis Partners and creator of IP100.  Webinar content is centered around ...

5 Ways an IP Holding Company Could Benefit Your Business

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5 Ways an IP Holding Company Could Benefit Your Business At Metis Partners, we like to describe intellectual property holding companies (“IPCos”) to our clients as an “insurance policy”.  It’s never too early to think about the strategic management of your IP and to “ring-fence” or separate these assets from the potential trading risks faced by your business. An IPCo is a form of special purpose vehicle whose function is ...

IP Disruptors Episode 2: IP Valuation for Business Strategy

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IP Disruptors 2021: a series developed in partnership with IP 100 and Patsnap, a global leader in connected innovation intelligence with 50,000 members. The IP Disruptors series for 2021 will feature 10 webinars led by Stephen Robertson, founder of Metis Partners and creator of IP100.  Webinar content is centered around IP strategy and in particular the key themes explored in ...

IP Disruptors Episode 1: COVID-19 and it’s Impact on IP Valuation

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Thursday, January 21, 2021 @ 12 pm EST | 5 pm GMT IP Disruptors 2021: a series developed in partnership with IP 100 and Patsnap, a global leader in connected innovation intelligence with 50,000 members. The IP Disruptors series for 2021 will feature 10 webinars led by Stephen Robertson, founder of Metis Partners and creator of IP100.  Webinar content is ...

How To Benchmark and Build Your IP Strategy for Long Term Success

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What to expect “In intellectual property terms, it took us ten years to be an overnight success!” Graeme Malcolm of M Squared makes a good point here, that building an effective IP strategy is a journey, not a destination. Graeme described intellectual property protection to be like a set of Russian dolls, slowly adding layer after layer of IP value, ...

Measuring Brand Value: Brewdog’s IP vs IPA

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How they’re changing the the status-quo Even an intellectual property newbie is aware that trade secrets should be closely guarded by any business owner. It’s what sets you apart from your competitors and allows you to provide a product to consumers that they otherwise couldn’t provide for themselves. So, what would happen if you opened your trade secrets treasure trove ...