IPMAP Research is the firm’s research function that actively conducts research and publishes papers, articles and reports. IPMAP welcomes ideas and proposals for joint research and collaboration. We also offer services in customized research and commissioned study to address specific topics and issues that are interesting to our clients. Please contact us for details.


Decompose and Adjust Patent Sales Prices for Patent Portfolio Valuation

This is an on-going research project that collects and analyzes market prices from patent portfolio transactions. Based on the newly acquired data, this project updates econometric pricing models for patent portfolio valuation. IPMAP owns the largest database of patent portfolio transactions in patent market, and has created a unique Augmented Market Approach (AMA) for patent portfolio valuation. Research results will be released periodically. For more details, please refer to the papers published in IAM Magazine, September/October 2016, and in Les Nouvelles, March 2013 and September 2015.​

Split Marginal Value for Royalty Determination: A Build-up Model for Patent Valuation

Theoretical modeling has been completed; currently at the data search and collection stage.

Economics and Finance of NPE Business Model

  • Analyze NPE business model based on innovation economics and financial theory.
  • Determine stock market valuations of the patent portfolios held by NPEs.
  • Assess the financial distress of NPE and forecast NPE credit risk for patent licensing, transaction, and litigation.
  • Address practicing companies’ dilemma: pay NPEs or pay defensive patent aggregators.
  • NPE business model in the post-AIA and post-Alice world.



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