IP Valuation

Why does August Brown Provide Valuation Services?

90 to 95% of all inventions for which patents have been granted fail to be licensed or commercialized. Approximately 20% of new businesses fail during the first two years of being open, 45% during the first five years, and 65% during the first 10 years. Only 25% of new businesses make it to 15 years or more.

A comprehensive and accurate valuation of your business and/or associated Intellectual Property (IP) can be the difference between the success or failure of your next business venture. Whether considering a merger or acquisition, resolving litigation, or assessing your IP portfolio, it is critical to have a thorough understanding of the value put forth by your business and its properties.


August Brown is a seasoned team of professionals. We are able to recognize  unlocked value in your company and its portfolio. Where others are concerned solely with numbers on a financial spreadsheet, we are concerned with understanding the full capabilities of your business and identifying those aspects of your company that have value beyond the discount cash flow.

Contact August Brown today for a complimentary consultation and analysis of how our services may best serve your needs.

If your company is involved in, or considering, any of the following, an August Brown valuation can help you cross the finish line.

Intellectual Property Management

Intellectual property, such as patents, trademarks, and copyrights, can be valuable assets. IP valuation helps owners understand the worth of their IP portfolios, make informed decisions regarding licensing agreements, enforce their rights, and attract potential investors or buyers.

Partnership Dissolution

In cases of business partnerships dissolving, a valuation is necessary to determine each partner's share of the assets. It helps ensure a fair division and prevents conflicts during the dissolution process.

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

In legal disputes, business and IP valuations may be necessary to resolve matters related to shareholder disputes, intellectual property infringement, breach of contract, or insurance claims. Valuation experts provide expert opinions and testimony to support legal proceedings.

Investment and Financing

Investors and lenders often require a comprehensive understanding of a company's value before making investment decisions or providing funding. Valuation services provide them with the necessary information to evaluate the potential returns and risks associated with the investment.

Strategic Planning

Businesses often utilize valuation services to assess their performance, identify areas for improvement, and develop strategic plans. Understanding the value of their assets allows companies to make informed decisions about expansion, diversification, or divestment.

Sale of a Business

When selling a business, owners need to accurately assess its worth to determine an appropriate asking price. A professional valuation helps attract potential buyers, increases credibility, and provides a solid foundation for negotiations.

Mergers and Acquisitions

During mergers or acquisitions, both buyers and sellers need to determine the fair market value of the businesses involved. Valuation services help establish a reliable baseline for negotiations and ensure that the transaction is fair and equitable for all parties.

Tax and Financial Reporting

Valuations may be required for tax purposes, such as determining the value of assets during estate planning, gift taxation, or calculating capital gains. Additionally, companies may need to report the value of their intellectual property for financial statement purposes or to comply with accounting regulations.

After carefully examining your business and IP portfolio, August Brown utilizes a variety of methods for valuing your IP in order to produce a valuation report, including:

Market Method

The market method is based on observations of actual third-party transactions of comparable intellectual property to determine a market price.

Income Method

The income method is based on future projected cash flows related to the IP.

Cost Method

The cost method establishes the value of the businesses and the IP by calculating the replacement cost of a similar (or substantially similar) businesses and technologies.