Certified Patent Valuation Analyst Programme

Gain the skillsets necessary to value patents and negotiating licensing agreements when you earn the internationally-recognised Certified Patent Valuation Analyst (CPVA) designation. Join us at this certification course to learn how to value patents from the analytical, legal, financial and practical perspectives.

You will be conferred to the prestigious CPVA designation and be listed on the global CPVA directory.



In the event that this course does not meet the minimum pax required for physical run, the course will be conducted online across 5 half-day sessions from 20-24 November 2023.

Programme Information
IPOS International
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  • CPVA + Best Practice for Monetizing Patents (Recorded Webinar) + Litigating Patents and Trade Secrets Remedies (Recorded Webinar) SGD $5,032.80 (Incl. GST)
  • CPVA + Best Practices for Monetizing Patents (Recorded Webinar) SGD $4,730.40 (incl. GST)
  • CPVA + Litigating Patents and Trade Secrets Remedies (Recorded Webinar) SGD $4,730.40 (incl. GST)
  • Certified Patent Valuation Analyst (CPVA) SGD $4,248.00 (incl. GST)

Ms Dilpreet Kaur
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Learning Objectives

Value patents and other intangible assets (e.g. trade secrets)
Apply many permutations of the three pillars of valuation (i.e., Cost, Market and Income Methods) to patents and other intangible assets
Apply a variety of advanced valuation methodologies (i.e., Markov Chains, Decision Trees, the Probability Adjusted Weighted Expected Return Method) to patents and other intangible assets
Discount the value of patents based on issues relating to prior art risks, prosecution histories, ability to detect infringement, invalidity risks and the like.
Enter into to patent licensing agreements and patent purchase agreements by negotiating issues such as non-disclosure agreements, earnest payments, exclusive negotiating periods, audit rights and more
Determine how claims breadth, priority dates, examiner allowance rates, invalidity challenges and the number of patent assignments impact patent value
Calculate the damages resulting patent infringement by determining reasonable royalty rates, apportionment, lost profits, price erosion, convoy sales, interest liabilities and punitive damages
Structure and negotiate patent sales and licensing agreements in view of issues such as royalty rates, minimum royalty payments, milestone payments, sublicensing rights, improvement rights, patent enforcement responsibilities and more.

Who Should Attend

IP Asset Managers
Licensing Professionals
Technology Transfer Executives
Lawyers & In-House Counsels
Business Development Professionals
Financial professionals such as CFOs, Investment Bankers and Institutional Investors
Patent Examiners
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Time Topic - See Annexures for details
Day 1                 Valuation of Emerging Technologies

A deep dive with Excel-based formulas into valuation methods such as:

  • Cost Method
  • Market Method
  • Income Method
  • Decision Trees
  • Competitive Advantage Valuation
  • 25% Rule
12:30pm Lunch
  • The Monte Carlo Method
  • Real Options Method
  • Binomial Method
  • Probability Weighted Expected Return Method
  • Relief from Royalty Method
  • Excess Earnings Method
3:00pm Break
  • The Fermat-Pascal Solution
  • Options Methodologies
  • Bayesian Analysis
  • Markov Chains
  • Nash Bargaining Solution
  • Rubenstein-Muthoo Bargaining Model
5:00pm End of Day 1
Day 2                 Calculating Damages Resulting from Patent Infringement

Creative damages theories, and basic tents of patent infringement such as:

  •  Reasonable Royalties
  •  Lost Profits
  •  Price Erosion
  •  Entire Market Value Rule
  •  Apportionment
  •  Accelerated Market Re-Entry
  •  Market Spoilage
  •  The Georgia-Pacific Factors                                 
  •  The 25% Rule
  •  Cost of Next Best Alternatives
  •  Running Royalties vs. Upfront Payments
  •  Milestone Payments
  •  Cost of Designing Around
  •  Compulsory Licenses
  •  Anti-Trust Issues


10:15am Break

Case Studies on relevant court rulings:

  •  Panduit v. Stahlin Bros. Fibre Works
  •  State Industries v. Mor-Flo Industries
  •  Prism v. Sprint
  •  Uniloc v Microsoft
  •  Grain Processing v. American Maize Products       
  •  TWM Mfr. V. Dura Corp.
  •  CSIRO v. Cisco
  •  Mars v. Coin Acceptors
  •  Ericsson v. Apple
  •  Cornell University v. Hewlett-Packard       
  •  Summit 6 v. Samsung


12:30pm Lunch
Afternoon Negotiating Licensing Agreements for Maximum Returns

Licensing Issues:

  •  Royalty rates - minimums, phase-ins, ascending, descending     
  •  Upfronts and milestones
  •  Granting options to take a license
  •  Sponsored research
  •  Royalty stacking
  •  Improvement rights
  •  Sublicensing issues (e.g. vetoes, audits)
  •  Fields of use
  •  Most favored nation licensing
  •  Have-made rights
  •  Managing litigation
  •  Royalty audits
  •  Indemnifications
  •  Maximizing duration of license         
  •  Terminating license
Day 3         Valuation of Emerging Technologies 
9:00am Patent Valuation Gauntlet (PVG)
10:15am Break

Additional Valuation Considerations:

  •  Citation Analysis
  •  Enforceability
  •  Current Impact
  •  Claim Scope Breadth
  •  Technology Strength            
  •  Validity Confidence
  •  Litigation Avoidance
  •  Science Strength
  •  Partnering Licensing Potential       
  •  Innovation Cycle Time
  •  Technology Cogency
  •  Research Intensity


12:30pm End of Day 3


20 Nov
22 Nov
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
IPOS International
IncreMental Advantage
Mr David Wanetick

David Wanetick has more than 20 years of experience in Company and Intellectual Property Valuation as well as negotiating transactions such as capital raises, licensing agreements, patent sales, and mergers and acquisitions. He developed the Certified Patent Valuation Analyst Designation as well as founded the Institute for Strategic Negotiations.

David is recognised world-wide for his expertise in valuing emerging technologies and intangible assets such as patents, trademarks, copyrights, contracts, earn-outs and non-compete agreements. His clients include law firms; emerging, mid- and large-sized companies; technology transfer offices; inventors; venture capitalists and private equity firms. Valuations are primarily conducted in the context of negotiating licensing agreements, mergers and acquisitions, patent sales, capital raises and litigation support.

Mr. Wanetick is the author of seven books. His four most recent books are Plight of the Patentee: The Case for Restoring Inventors’ Rights; Solution Nation: One Nation is Disproportionately Responding to the World’s Most Intractable Problems; The Strategic Negotiator: A Manual for Negotiating at the Elite Level; and, Business Model Validation: What Makes Business Models Work.

He has published articles, been quoted or interviewed, in media outlets such as CNBC, CNNfn, The Wall Street Journal, Barrons, Chief Executive Magazine, Competitive Intelligence, Technology Transfer Tactics, Directors & Boards, Investors’ Business Daily, Newsweek, Intellectual Asset Management, Technology Transfer Tactics,  Les Nouvelles, Patent World, CEO Magazine, The CPA Journal, Licensing Journal, Willamette Insights, Valuation Strategies, Valuation Examiner, Business Valuation Update, IP Frontline, IP Litigator, Inventor’s Digest, Private Equity Manager, Research & Development Magazine, and The Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators.

He teaches several courses at The Business Development Academy. He has lectured to senior intellectual property executives and institutional investors all over the United States as well as in Canada, Singapore, Kuwait, Israel, the United Kingdom, France, Taiwan, Thailand, Dubai, Denmark, Spain, Belgium, China, India, Germany, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Hong Kong and Malaysia.

Package 1

CPVA (5 X 0.5 days) + Best Practice for Monetizing Patents (RecordedWebinar) + Litigating Patentsand Trade Secrets Remedies (Recorded Webinar)

SGD $5,032.80 (incl. GST)

Package 2

CPVA (5 X 0.5 days) + Best Practice for Monetizing Patents (Recorded Webinar)

SGD $4,730.40 (incl. GST)

Package 3

CPVA (5 X 0.5 days) + Litigating Patents and Trade Secrets Remedies (Recorded Webinar)

SGD $4,730.40 (incl. GST)


Certified Patent Valuation Analyst (CPVA) (5 X 0.5 days)

SGD $4,428.00 (incl. GST)


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