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Foresight Valuation Group LLC | USA | 3 Dec 2014

Managing trademark value: why zipper lost its mojo

What do aspirin, cellophane and zipper have in common? These well-known marks have all become generic, which renders them outside the scope of…
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Foresight Valuation Group LLC | USA | 5 Nov 2014

What’s in a name? Valuation lessons from the demise of Nokia

In a recent interview with CNBC, Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb blamed Apple for the demise of the Finnish economy's two most prominent…
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Foresight Valuation Group LLC | Global | 25 Jun 2014

When big iron meets big data: unlocking value creation opportunities in the Internet of Things

The physical world is becoming an information system, where connected objects and devices can both sense the environment and communicate data. The…
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Foresight Valuation Group LLC | Global | 21 May 2014

IP due diligence in M&A transactions: how to avoid another Rolls Royce

A recent Harvard Business Review article stated that: "Deal making is glamorous; due diligence is not." It went on to say: "That simple statement…
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Foresight Valuation Group LLC | USA | 7 May 2014

Revisiting patent valuation: lessons learned from toilets, Singularity and the triple bottom line

The Singularity University in Silicon Valley has an ambitious mission when it comes to educating its international, diversified student base: the…
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Foresight Valuation Group LLC | USA | 16 Apr 2014

Crowdfunding, the JOBS Act and the future of innovation funding

If you back a Kickstarter crowdfunding project by a company that ends up selling to Facebook for $2 billion, do you deserve to get a return on your…
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Foresight Valuation Group LLC | Global | 2 Apr 2014

'Churn is king': how SaaS business models affect software company valuations

In 2012 Oracle CEO Larry Ellison announced the availability of Oracle Cloud, declaring cloud computing "a fantastic opportunity for technology…
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Foresight Valuation Group LLC | USA | 12 Mar 2014

Business model innovation: why building a better mousetrap is not enough

What do solar energy and personal communications have in common? While energy and communications seem unrelated industries, they have significant…
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Foresight Valuation Group LLC | USA | 26 Feb 2014

Financial reporting for intangibles: the case of the invisible assets

Google's recently announced sale of Motorola Mobility's mobile phone business to Lenovo for $2.9 billion reignited some of the discussion around the…
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Foresight Valuation Group LLC | USA | 5 Feb 2014

Living in a bubble: valuation trends to watch in 2014

Just when it seemed as though start-up valuations had peaked in 2013, the year 2014 has started with an opening shot in the form of the reported US$3…
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