Monetization & Valuation

Portfolio Monetization
Cardinal offers a full range of portfolio monetization products and services, from valuation of a single patent to valuation of an entire patent portfolio from assertion studies to overviews of your litigation risks. Our accurate and effective analysis and value assessment will help support your licensing, asset sale, or acquisition needs.

Assertion Studies
Cardinal can conduct assertion studies using either a targeted or a broad approach. In the targeted approach, we analyze the products and services documentation of your known competitors as they relate to your patent(s). In the broad approach, we expand the search to look for unknown competitors that are practicing the claims of your patent(s). Cardinal also performs market analysis to establish the current and projected future economic impact of the patented technologies. From this information a revenue opportunity assessment can be made for the potential licensing and litigation targets.

Cardinal has experience performing assertion studies on single patents as well as on portfolios of up to 10,000 patents. Additionally, we have helped our clients create marketing material, negotiate with third parties, and craft license and sales agreements.

IP Valuation
IP asset valuation requires a unique approach to each situation and set of goals. Cardinal assesses your goals and the project scope to work within your budget and timing constraints.

Our consulting teams are made up of individuals with law, business and technical degrees. Together, they support your needs and goals through in-depth valuation and qualitative analysis developed using one or more of the following methodologies:

Income Approach/Discounted Cash Flow
  • Provides the current value of the IP based on the present value of the prospective revenue generated by the IP over its lifetime.
Market Value/Comparable Revenue
  • Provides the current value of the IP based on the revenue generated by the analogous technologies related to IP.
Option Pricing
  • Provides the current value of the IP based on the future right to exploit the patent as if it were a stock option.
Cost Basis
  • Provides the current value of the IP based on the cost of replacing the IP.

SCORE (Strategic Competitive Overview & Risk Evaluation)
Where do you stand? When it comes to analyzing your competitive position, the answer lies in Cardinal’s SCORE service.

SCORE presents an organized view of your patents and products in relationship to your competitors’ patents and products. Offensive and defensive analyses for each competitor help you evaluate potential litigation risks, expose gaps in competitive data, and recognize new licensing opportunities.

An effective way to communicate the value of patent and product assets across your organization, SCORE translates into better corporate decisions, easier budget planning and stronger support for litigation and licensing plans.

SCORE is a powerful competitive analysis tool that provides various levels of perspective—from a company-wide view all the way down to details of an individual product or patent. Centralizing this information minimizes the loss of time and money associated with employee turnover and other human factors. SCORE also drastically reduces the time required to prepare patent and product reports.

By delivering clear visual representations of related offensive and defensive positions, SCORE helps you evaluate potential litigation risks and licensing opportunities.

To generate your SCORE, Cardinal gathers a customized research team to fill competitive information gaps or to update any other information you require. As information is collected and entered, SCORE will show you an increasingly accurate and powerful perspective of your intellectual property environment.

    Corporate-Wide Summary
  • Uncovers cross-division and cross-technology strengths and weaknesses versus your competitors.

    Division or Technology Summary
  • Displays your relative strength in a particular division or technology field.

    Patent/Product Assertion View
  • Provides specific details regarding potential offensive or defensive relationships between patents and products.
Invalidity Search Options
  • Basic Validity

    U.S. & Worldwide Patents + Patent Publications & Non-Patent

    Includes

    • Independent Claims Only (Single Inventive Concept)
    • Essential NPL Searching
    • Claim Mapping / Analysis Available
    • 5-7 Business Days
    Quote
  • Standard Validity

    U.S. & Worldwide Patents + Patent Publications & Non-Patent

    Includes

    • Independent Claims Only (Single Inventive Concept)
    • Essential NPL Searching
    • Claim Mapping / Analysis Available
    • 5-7 Business Days
    Quote
  • Premium Validity

    U.S. & Worldwide Patents + Patent Publications & Non-Patent

    Includes

    • Independent Claims Only (Single Inventive Concept)
    • Essential NPL Searching
    • Claim Mapping / Analysis Available
    • 5-7 Business Days
    Quote
  • Redbird Validity

    U.S. & Worldwide Patents + Patent Publications & Non-Patent

    Includes

    • Independent Claims Only (Single Inventive Concept)
    • Essential NPL Searching
    • Claim Mapping / Analysis Available
    • 5-7 Business Days
    Quote