Our Recent CVA Experience – IP Factors and IP Valuation Insights

September 15, 2021 | Articles
We have seen a shift over the last twelve months in the type of IP valuations being sought to support Creditor Voluntary Arrangements (‘CVAs’), principally in retail, casual dining, and leisure sectors.  In particular, reporting the forced liquidation value or ex-situ value of IP assets is not being seen as a credible alternative for many larger restructuring scenarios.  Instead, stakeholders ...

IP Disruptors Episode 6: SPACs: Key Risks and Valuation Challenges in Going Public

September 13, 2021 | Events
IP Disruptors 2021: a series developed in partnership with IP 100 and Patsnap, a global leader in connected innovation intelligence with 50,000 members. SPACs (Special Purpose Acquisition Companies) are regularly touted as the next frontier in going public, but what are the key risks and valuation challenges associated with this approach? Join us to hear more about these key matters in SPAC mergers and transactions. Hear from ...

Introducing: The New Metis Partners Brand

September 1, 2021 | Articles
In case you missed it, we were delighted to reveal the new, fresh face of Metis Partners. We are the same Metis Partners that has been providing unique IP valuation services for almost 20 years, but with a new brand identity and new website.   We departed from our black and white logo, as IP is no longer black and ...

Procopio Webinar: Trade Secrets- The Protection vs Promotion Conundrum Explained

July 28, 2021 | Events
Wednesday 21st July 2021 | 9am PT / 5pm BST Our CEO Stephen Robertson as he partnered with Procopio to bring you ‘Trade Secrets – The Protection vs Promotion Conundrum Explained.’ This insightful fireside chat saw speakers sharing their stories on trade secrets and related topics. Key takeaways include: How the pandemic has shaped the future for trade secret litigation, ...

ACG Quebec Webinar- IP Assets: Valuations & Bridging the Gap

July 28, 2021 | Events
Wednesday July 28th, 2021 | 11am EST Join us as our CEO Stephen Robertson partners with ACG Quebec for their summer virtual masterclass; IP Assets: Valuations and Bridging the Gap. Learn how to: Use IP to increase the valuation of your companyHow to raise capital as an IP rich company (debt and equity)What to look for when doing your IP ...

Recognizing the Importance of Trade Secret Metadata

July 21, 2021 | Articles
We noticed that trade secret metadata was being discussed within the LinkedIn community recently (example). As it happens, this is something not unfamiliar to us and our IP100 entrants. In fact, we will be working with an IP100 company on the development and implementation of their trade secret policy shortly. In summary, the strategy for the recognition, capture and protection ...

IP Strategy – Pruning and Rebalancing Your IP Portfolio

July 21, 2021 | Articles
Look Inwards It may sound counterintuitive but the most efficient way to build an effective IP portfolio is to first look inwards – look at your brands, trade secrets, patents, software, data & analytics, etc. Create an inventory of these existing key IP assets and focus on the IP that is critical to your business. If it is not immediately ...

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

July 21, 2021 | Articles
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 Assets Might Lift Some of the Dark Shadows Around the Retail Sector

July 21, 2021 | Articles
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 have also seen great examples ...

5 Activities That Could Turn A Trade Mark Into A Valuable Brand

July 21, 2021 | Articles
When is a brand not a brand? When it’s just a trade mark! We are often asked to value or sell a “brand” but when we perform IP diligence we discover that only a trade mark exists. It is worth considering how the following brand-enhancing activities can help you create and maintain a valuable brand. In our experience these same ...