Although IP assets have certain special qualities, being intangible and invisible, their value, like other property, is financially quantifiable; they can be traded and commercialised; and they can play a dominant role in establishing and enhancing shareholder value. In fact, the value of a company’s IP rights can exceed the value of its physical assets.
The purpose of valuation is to determine a fair value for the IP. The value is not necessarily equivalent to the price or cost of acquiring or creating the IP rights; it is generally accepted that a more realistic quantification is to equate the value to the sum total of all future benefits to be derived from the IP, valued at current rates and compressed into a single payment.
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Andre Visser is a partner and Head of the Corporate and Commercial Department at Adams & Adams. With over 25 years of post-qualification experience, he has extensive corporate and commercial knowledge that covers mergers & acquisitions, cross-border transactions and all legal aspects of investing into South Africa.
Danie Dohmen is a partner at Adams & Adams in the patent litigation section. He specialises in patent, design, plant breeder’s rights and intellectual property agreement litigation, commercialisation and opinion work. Danie has for a number of consecutive years been ranked in tier 1 for patent litigation in South Africa.
Danie’s clients range from entrepreneurs and technology start-ups to well-known multi-nationals. Clients often seek his advice regarding the establishment of an enterprise in South Africa, and he drafts and reviews agreements needed for their operations and to grow their businesses.
Gabriela is an Associate at Adams & Adams in the commercial, property and litigation department in Johannesburg.
Kineta is an Associate in the Corporate and Commercial Department in Johannesburg. She is an admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa and holds an LLB degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Sibusile has been retained as an associate in the corporate commercial team in our Johannesburg office.