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IP Valuation

Over the past two decades, CRA has performed thousands of IP and intangible asset valuations for strategic, tax, financial reporting, and litigation purposes. Our valuations are presented in a manner most appropriate to our clients’ audience and goal. Corporations, law firms, and debt and equity holders turn to CRA’s experts when they require IP valuation models to support business decisions as well as IP valuation reports and testimony that can meet regulatory or court scrutiny. We consider all applicable valuation approaches and advanced analytical tools such as decision trees and Monte Carlo simulations.

CRA values all types of intellectual property and intangible assets, individual assets as well as portfolios, in a wide variety of contexts, including:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Spin-outs/Divestitures
  • Joint Ventures
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • IP Sales/Acquisitions
  • In-Process R&D
  • Licensing Transactions
  • Transfer Pricing
  • Purchase Price Allocations (ASC 805)
  • Annual Impairment Testing (ASC 350)
  • FRAND/Standard Essential Patents


  • 01
    Withholding tax analysis for IP transfers
    Several jurisdictions, including Germany and Colombia, have withholding tax requirements for transfers of IP registered in their countries, irrespective...
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  • 02
    Migration of intellectual property for life sciences company
    Worked with finance and tax team on a cross-border transaction structure to give a growing life sciences company the ability to migrate IP at a later date if a...
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  • 03
    Transaction advisory for cellulosic ethanol technology
    A CRA expert was retained to advise an ethanol producer on a commercialization strategy for a newly developed patented cellulosic ethanol process technology it...
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