A recent study indicates that 85% of the value of corporations today comes from intellectual property. Further, companies that have a higher composition of intellectual assets are typically regarded as industry leaders. Those with a lower percentage are often viewed as underperformers, both from a financial as well as strategic viewpoint. McGovern & Greene helps companies generate greater shareholder value through the maximization and protection of intellectual property.
Our firm provides expert analysis, support and testimony in litigation and regulatory proceedings by preparing estimates of lost profit, reasonable royalty, unjust enrichment and prejudgment interest. Our personnel take the raw data and information, subject it to comprehensive empirical analysis, and present their impartial, independent findings clearly and concisely to clients, courts and regulatory bodies. We estimate how actions or events can change the value of an asset or affect the company's revenues, costs and profits. As part of the litigation, our work involves discovery stage consulting, reasonable royalty analysis, lost profits calculations, critique of opposing experts' testimony and reports and pre-litigation risk analysis. In addition, we can employ sophisticated valuation techniques in high stakes litigation and for a variety of industries.
Maximizing the potential realized value of IP through better management of existing licensing and other contractual agreements equates to incremental revenues, added shareholder value and facilitated relationships between businesses partners. McGovern & Greene assists companies in maximizing the value of their IP, enhancing revenue streams, creating and implementing settlement strategies as to underreported amounts, and providing due diligence of royalties. Our teams have identified significant levels of underreported royalties as well as identified internal control improvements to help insure more accurate reporting in the future.
Understanding the value of IP is critical to maximizing return on investment and managing risk. Whether considering a purchase or sale of IP, negotiating licensing agreements, pricing contract work or conducting estate planning, McGovern & Greene's certified valuation analysts can help clients properly value their IP.
Services provided by our team of Certified Fraud Examiners and CPAs include investigating infringement of patents and copyrights, product piracy, and counterfeiting, as well as quantification and enforcement of licenses and royalties payments. We offer innovative expert advice and analysis regarding damages and settlements, redesign business practices to prevent further acts of crime, and provide internal control improvements. Often, we are asked to offer early case assessment and strategic alternatives and develop methods to anticipate and avoid potential problems and risks.