EverEdge CEO Paul Adams was recently interviewed by senior journalist Tony Chapelle for an article he was writing for the Financial Times subsidiary, Agenda Week. The article looks at why it is so important for Boards and management teams to understand the true value of their intangible assets as well as the risks around them.
Globally, disputes around confidential information trade secret theft are increasing. Unfortunately far too many companies pay far too little attention to these unsung, but critical information assets. They are often the most valuable assets a company today owns, but they are off balance sheet, are not on the fixed asset register (by definition) and their impact is not typically captured in the P&L. They are out-of-mind and out-of-sight and that makes them vulnerable.
It is estimated that intellectual property or intangible asset theft costs the US economy between US$225 and US$600 billion annually.
With so much at stake, it is surprising that many companies are failing to put the right systems and processes in place to protect their trade secrets and confidential information. But the good news is, it is possible to take steps to minimize the theft or leakage of these assets.
Today, the theft of trade secrets and confidential information is the number one intangible asset risk companies face. Yet many Boards and management teams have not yet woken up to the significance this threat poses to their own organization or how prevalent this issue is. Find out more about why these assets are important, as well as how to identify and mitigate risk around them.
There is a common misconception, largely based on outdated accounting standards, that it is not possible to value data. This is incorrect. You absolutely can value data – it just requires a different methodology as it needs to take into account a much broader range of factors than are included in a traditional physical asset or business valuation.
There is a common misconception, largely based on outdated accounting standards, that it is not possible to value data.
However, with intangible assets now driving more than 87% of company growth and profitability, new methodologies have been developed that can provide companies with a robust, defensible, business-focused report that contextualizes the value of these critical assets – including data.
Despite being so critical, intangible assets still don’t feature on most board or company agendas. This is especially apparent when you look at intangible asset risk, which is often regarded as either not important at all, or important but not urgent. This article looks at the top five intangible asset risks.
Webinar: The missing trillions
In this webinar, EverEdge CEO Paul Adams and Dilworth IP’s Managing Partner, Michael Dilworth discuss how to leverage the extremely valuable assets that already exist within your company. Additionally, they provide insights into best practices for recognizing and monetizing your intangible assets and strategies to mitigate the ever-increasing risks associated with these assets.
Today, higher margin returns are increasingly owned by those who License or Sell intangible assets instead of, or in addition to, simply Deploying products.
This month’s newsletter focuses on how to unlock value from intangible assets arising from investments in R&D and innovation - whether that be through Deployment, Licensing or Sale.
As companies start planning for 2019, intangible asset risk management should be at the top of the agenda. If it's not near the top of yours, we'd suggest reading about the level of damages awarded in the recent Cochlear IP litigation case. At A$380m - more than 17x the amount the business has set aside for liability - it is a stark reminder to Boards and management teams that intangible asset risk needs to be taken seriously.
EverEdge Global today announced the appointment of Francis Milner as Chief Investment Officer (CIO). An experienced investment banker and special situation private equity investor, Francis will be responsible for deploying capital via a proprietary investment approach that is designed to accelerate the commercialization and monetization of intangible assets.
EverEdge Global today announced the launch of its new investment arm, EverEdge Capital. EverEdge Capital will specialize in making investments in, and helping to monetize, intangible assets to deliver strong investment returns to both innovators and investors. It is currently seeking and reviewing investment opportunities across Australia, South East Asia and New Zealand.