Wednesday 17 September 2014

A Relatively New Resource: Guide to Intangible Asset Valuation

Robert Reilly and Bob Schweihs, two managing directors of Willamette Management Associates, have authored a book titled, Guide to Intangible Asset Valuation.  The 700 page book "explores the disciplines of intangible asset valuation, economic damages, and transfer price analysis."  Some of the topics addressed include:

Identifying intangible assets and intellectual property; Structuring the intangible asset valuation, damages, or transfer price assignment; Generally accepted valuation approaches, methods, and procedures; Economic damages due diligence procedures and measurement methods; Allowable intercompany transfer price analysis methods; Intangible asset fair value accounting valuation issues; and Valuation of specific types of intangible assets (e.g., intellectual property, contract-related intangible assets, and goodwill). 

I have not read the book yet, but here is a favorable review by Neil Beaton, Certified Public Accountant.  The book is also reasonably priced at $122.50--a very nice price compared to some of its competitors.  The publication brochure (attached to the referenced review) notes that those "[w]ho would benefit from [the] book" include:

Litigation counsel involved in tort or breach of contract matters; Intellectual property counsel; International tax practitioners; Property tax practitioners; Auditors and accountants; Valuation analysts; Licensing Executives; Multinational corporation executives; Commercial bankers and investment bankers; Merger and acquisition professionals; Bankruptcy professionals; and Judges and arbitrators. 

 I look forward to reading it.

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