Technology Valuation

How valuable a technology is in the marketplace is a complex question. The evaluation process includes a commercial analysis, the inventor's profile, the propriety position, what stage of development the technology is in and a financial analysis.

Specific areas of analysis that must be covered before a technology can be given a value in the market place are:

  • Defining the product
  • Assessing its perceived industrial value
  • Identifying the end user
  • Determining the size of the market
  • Identifying the competitive edge or uniqueness the technology or invention will have in the market place
  • Evaluating how mature the market is
  • Knowing what regulatory or liability considerations exist
  • Assessing prospective licensees
  • Determining the length of the product cycle