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The Valuation and Sustainability of Intellectual Property

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The late 1990s saw the rise of corporate valuations arising from ownership of various forms of intellectual property, rather than the traditional value arising from production and sale of goods or services.

Using internet sources prepare a management brief for Acme's upper management group on the current state of valuing intellectual property with specificity to the United States.

Please address the questions below with respect to the United States, and make sure to address the following topics:

1. IP and Patents. This should include IP Rights, protection, evaluation, patents, copy-rights, franchise and joint-ventures.

2. How are Mergers and Acquisitions Affected by the Intellectual Assets?

3. Intellectual property and Foreign Direct Investments.

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1. IP and Patents. This should include IP Rights, protection, evaluation, patents, copy-rights, franchise and joint-ventures.

There are several valuation related issues pertaining to intellectual property such as patents, copyrights, etc. During a M&A transaction or transfer of intellectual property from one organization to another on account of licensing, JV, etc., an organization has to consider several issues pertaining to valuation, usage, protection of intellectual assets of an organization. As we know that even though IP laws existing in numerous countries across the world, the implementation of such laws is quite weak in certain countries like India and China and widespread misuse of intellectual property is quite common.

Hence it is extremely important for Acme's management to ensure that be it M&A transaction or transfer of intellectual property to other companies via licensing or joint venture agreements, it is extremely important to properly value the asset and enter into appropriate agreement regarding use of such intellectual property by the other ...

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