Patent valuation expert Prof Zagos was interviewed at the 161st "Hedgework" event in Frankfurt in order to answer this question. And what forecasts for the future can be derived from it.
In the Hedgework event Prof Zagos discussed with a big set of interesed companies from the financial sector. The thesis: Those who invest in their patent portfolio publicly show their innovation-commitment. If the patent values were high and ideally increased over the years, this would also document the innovative ability, i.e. the positive result of the R&D efforts.
According to Zagos, back tests of the last 10 years could clearly prove this. "This link is particularly relevant for those - technically oriented - companies for which patents are generally playing an important role," says the expert.