Free online discussion: Do we need an IP Valuation? –
What Role and Purpose for IP Valuation?
What this Discussion is About:
In the landmark decision of Huawei v ZTE, the CJEU requests an adequate explanation for a licensing offer. This approach might differ from the historic practice of license negotiations, which by and large succeeded without IP valuation – an economic explanation of the IP‘s value. In the wake of Huawei v ZTE, the correct determination of a license rate has been the focal point of many SEP-disputes before state courts. In spite of that, IP valuation remains scarce. Hence the question, do we really need an IP Valuation? What role do IP Valuation methods play in IP transactions? Is there a need to value IP economically or can markets continue as before? What are the consequences of introducing an IP valuation in IP disputes before state courts?