Why commercialise intellectual property?

Commercialising intellectual property (or “IP”) assets enables companies to create new revenue streams which can subsequently be re-invested into critical business processes and improve the overall return on investment in IP assets.

How can our IP commercialisation service help?

Metis Partners has significant experience generating cash for companies through the sale of their intellectual property assets in various scenarios. We also advise on licensing structures to enable companies to exploit their IP assets. We have worked with clients across a multitude of sectors, always with an overarching focus on helping them maximise their financial return through the commercialisation of IP assets.

IP Asset Sale

Metis Partners provides a comprehensive, specialised and outsourced IP asset sales service to maximise returns for clients in different scenarios. Through our proven auction process, we ensure competitive tension is created throughout the sales period to generate a return on investment for clients. Metis Partners has generated tens of millions of pounds for clients from the sale of IP assets.

In a typical IP asset sale, Metis Partners will:

  • Identify, catalogue, and gather all relevant information available in relation to the company’s IP assets to highlight and bolster their value;

  • Create a comprehensive marketing document packaging all IP assets to maximise value prior to the sale;

  • Build a bespoke database incorporating contact information of potentially interested parties from multiple markets and sectors;

  • Utilise our database of contacts from previous and similar IP sales assignments, as well as our existing global network of contacts interested in acquiring a wide range of IP assets via an active marketing campaign;

  • Handle and negotiate all formal expressions of interest from buyers and provide tactical support through any bidding process.

IP Licensing

Licensing IP can be a simple way for your company to generate additional revenue and improve competitive barriers to entry. There are many reasons a company will consider licensing its IP: for example, if it no longer has use for a particular patent portfolio, or it may leverage licensing as a way to attract a lucrative partnership.

Having been involved in more than 500 IP transactions, Metis Partners guide companies in:

  • Identifying the most commercially relevant licensing partner;

  • Advising on specific terms to include/exclude, which are reflective of the circumstances the company is in and the required objective;

  • Advising on how to structure and tactically execute a licensing transaction;

  • Negotiating with identified partners to ensure they understand the value of the commercial opportunity they are securing through the license; and

  • Analysing and advising on royalty rate or licensing fee structures. We have access to the most up-to-date market transactions and are experts in IP valuation, enabling us to ensure that companies are fully informed on the value of the IP assets to be included in any transaction.

Who needs IP commercialisation services?

Our IP asset sale service and IP licensing service are relevant for companies or IP owners who:

  • want to maximise their return on investment for IP assets;

  • have IP assets that are no longer relevant for key business activities;

  • are exploring additional revenue stream for their IP assets, such as licensing;

  • would like to understand the likely market interest for their IP assets.

Further information

If you would like to know more about our IP Commercialisation services, please contact Ruby Chan on 0141 353 3011 or ruby@metispartners.com.