Qualitative Approach



This method does not rely on purely financial analytical data. In fact, the valuation in this method is performed through the analysis of different indicators with the purpose of rating the patent right, i.e. of determining its importance quality in terms of aspects that can impact the value of an intellectual property asset, covering legal aspects, the technology level of the innovation, market details and company organization. Commonly, the method is implemented through questionnaires comprising all these different criteria. Examples of questions included in such questionnaires can be:

  • How would you define the patented technology innovation compared to the actual state of the art?
  • Which level of its life cycle has the patent reached?
  • What is the geographic coverage of the reference market?


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