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The Blockchain Patent Gold Rush

New technology brings exciting opportunities for early innovators, and potentially disastrous disruptions to the status quo. Blockchain, a growing, publicly-distributed ledger of transaction data and cryptographic hashes that famously enables cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, LiteCoin and Ripple, may be one such technology.

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POSTED BY Seth Cronin AT 12:58 P.M. Aug 8, 2018

TAGS: Disruption | Innovation | Seth Cronin | Blockchain

Challenges and Opportunities in Personal Goodwill Valuation from an IP Perspective

How can tax accountants, wealth managers, M&A brokers, and business owners extract the most value from personal goodwill? Tax court decisions (Bross Trucking, Inc., T.C. Memo. 2014-107, and Estate of Adell, T.C. Memo. 2014-155) have demonstrated that sale of personal goodwill as a distinct asset, separate from corporate goodwill, can provide significant tax advantages for individuals. However, the decisions also illustrate the need for a robust set of justification for the value of personal goodwill in order to withstand challenges.

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POSTED BY Seth Cronin AT 12:26 P.M. Jul 25, 2018

TAGS: Trade Secrets | Valuation | Banking | Mergers and Acquisitions | Seth Cronin

Yahoo Sale Highlights the Need for a Thoughtful IP Valuation

Since Yahoo launched the sale of its core business and patent portfolio in February, questions have been raised regarding the value of non-operating assets. With estimates ranging from $1B to $4B for the patents alone, many are left to wonder how to value a portfolio of roughly 6,000 patents encompassing a wide variety of technologies.

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POSTED BY Adam Bulakowski and Seth Cronin AT 4:27 P.M. Apr 18, 2016

TAGS: Adam Bulakowski | Strategy | Valuation | Seth Cronin

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