Protect, Preserve, and Monitor Intangibles

By Michael D. Moberly As readers know well, it is an economic fact that intangible assets collectively represent 80+% of most company’s value, sources of revenue, as well as serve as ‘building blocks’ for growth, profitability, and sustainability. It’s certainly not much of a leap in thinking then to recognize that key factors to effectively manage […]

Invention Commercialization Critical Questions Affecting Outcome

By Michael D. Moberly    Often, the unrecognized and under-valued intellectual and structural capital initiators to intellectual property rich corporate – university R&D collaborations are the  numerous intangible asset underliers, i.e., intellectual and structural capital which inevitably play a significant role in an invention and/or technology transfer initiatives, in general. But, when the stewardship, oversight, and […]

Intangible Asset Due Diligence

By Michael D. Moberly Conducting intangible asset due diligence is essential because today, as much as 80+% of most company’s value, sources of revenue, and competitive advantages, etc., lie in – evolve directly from intangible assets. That’s a globally universal economic fact! Too, the various transactions a company routinely engages, one can be assured, intangible […]

Intangible Asset Backed Lending: Starts By Ensuring Economic – Competitive Advantage Clarity…

By Michael D. Moberly There is no doubt, receptivity among the business lending – financial services sectors’ to (intangible) asset-backed lending proposals is well beyond merely being some an esoteric, on the horizon capability. What can quicken the pace of realizing this inevitability is for management teams’, particularly those engaged in (intangible) asset intensive – […]

Intellectual Property Theft – I Can Invent, Manufacture, and Commercialize Faster Than They Can Steal…?

By Michael D. Moberly Three ironies… The first irony is that some companies tout an ‘I can invent faster than they can steal’ strategy at a time when intangible – knowledge-based assets have clearly outpaced tangible (physical) assets as the dominant source of most company’s value, revenue, value and ‘building blocks’ for growth, profitability, and […]

Elevate Investor Confidence: Align IP and Intangible Asset Competitive Strategies

By Michael D. Moberly There’s little question that intellectual property (IP) and intangible assets are now key, foundational tenents for successful business management, primarily because both IP and intangible assets can, if stewarded and overseen effectively, become potential sources of substantial/domiant (company) value, revenue, sustainability, profit, growth, and competitive advantage. To be sure, management teams, […]

Intangible Assets: Nine Facts Management Teams and Boards Absolutely Need To Know!

By Michael D. Moberly 1.  It’s an economic fact that 65+% of most company’s value, sources of revenue, sustainability, and growth potential evolve directly from intangible assets, therefore its all-the-more likely intangible assets will be in play and integral to most deals and/or transactions. 2.  Conventional intellectual property protections issued, i.e., patents, copyrights, trademarks a. […]

Do Accounting Systems and Language Hamper Creative Business Strategies Involving Intangible Assets and IP?

By Michael D. Moberly For management teams, boards, entreprenuers, and others operating in knowledge intensive (IP, intangible asset, intellectual capital) sectors, it’s not particularly noteworthy to point out there are significant differences between the accounting and intellectual property – intangible asset communities. Those differences are largely conceptual.  They evolve around accounting language and systems that […]

Research Liasion: Corporate – University Research Alliances

By Michael D. Moberly A ‘research liaison’ should contribute to corporate – university (sponsored) research projects by: sustaining (protecting and preserving) unencumbered control, use, ownership and monitoring the value of both parties’ investments, i.e., the projected stream of intangible assets, IP, competitive advantages, and (proprietary) know how evolving from the research. Unfortunately, there’s a fairly […]