Changing IP Landscape

Changing IP Landscape

“Intellectual property is the backbone of America’s economy.”

– Samuel Palmisano, Former CEO of IBM

Smart investors and entrepreneurs appreciate the value of IP investments. In fact, their value is undeniable — as of July 31, 2013, IP value is included in the U.S. measure of GDP.

It is easy to see the appeal. IP investments offer a high return on investment that is unaffected by the rise and fall of world markets. Recent publicly-recorded sales of IP assets show an average value of $363,000 per assets. The estimate is conservative — most experts observe a much higher value. Recent data on venture-backed investments shows that the value of a successful emerging company with IP is greater by $1 Million to $5 Million per IP asset compared to a company without IP.

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Recent IP transactions underscore the wisdom of investing in the IP rights of an emerging company’s technology. Investing in IP enables innovators to deliver game-changing products and services to market, while decreasing risk to investors. By offering increased exit options and valuations, IP investments are far less risky than conventional venture capital investments.

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IP Capital leverages the high value placed on IP by investing capital in startups and emerging companies to protect their technology — and future — with “IP Ecosystem portfolios,“ which are much larger and of much better quality than the IP portfolios held by typical venture-backed companies. Cote Capital goes even further, investing in “in-house“ IP expertise needed in today’s idea and IP-based economy. IP Capital empowers innovators to be creative by increasing exit options and valuations for emerging companies around the world.

IP Capital protects the single-most important source of innovation, new industries and jobs — emerging companies.

“Firms with the most valuable intellectual capital are more likely to succeed in intensely-competitive global markets and, therefore, are also more likely to have high market values.”

– Dr. Robert Shapiro, Former U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs
Dr. Kevin Hassett, Director of Economic Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute

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