An effective strategy that helps you to generate the most value out of your intellectual property is determining their value for use as collateral. In the past, many banks and other lenders required that the IP be included in any financing arrangement along with the other assets used to secure the loan.
Now, however, IP owners are beginning to realize that these assets can generate significant financing options on their own. Rather than have the IP act as insurance above and beyond the required collateral, trademarks, patents and copyrights have been pledged as the primary source of collateral in a wide range of situations.
CONSOR has helped many IP owners understand the value of their assets in the context of their use as collateral and, in many cases, has worked closely with both the lender and the recipient to ensure the conclusion of the deal.