As the only market-based consulting firm specializing in intellectual property, CONSOR Intellectual Asset Management has built a solid foundation of clients and gained invaluable work experience over the past 25 years. Our core areas of expertise are the valuation, management, and licensing of intangible assets. We take a marketplace business approach in order to help our clients reach their goals, using real-world evidence and marketing criteria. We are dedicated to assisting our clients in maximizing the value of their intellectual property and intangible asset portfolios, while helping to minimize risk and uncertainty. Our services fall into four basic categories:
Intellectual Property Valuation and Research:
The proprietary data controlled by CONSOR related to intellectual property valuation is unmatched. For over two decades, the firm has been accumulating and organizing information and data related to trademarks, patents and copyrights and the royalty rates, values and transaction prices of those assets. Both current and historical data are available, not only from our private resources, but also from public databases. Whether establishing royalty rates for trademarks, patents, domain names, copyrights, artwork or other intellectual property, or whether establishing a fair market value for these same assets, CONSOR provides the research and data necessary.
Litigation Support and Expert Witness Services:
CONSOR provides clients and their legal counsel with IP litigation support and expert witness services founded upon exceptional experience in assessing damages in intellectual property litigation for a wide range of industries and IP issues. Our principals are Daubert qualified experts whose areas of expertise include valuation and the quantification of damages, fair market royalty rates, infringement and confusion, licensing customs and practices, and bankruptcy.
Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization:
CONSOR understands the importance of being able to identify, value and manage intangible assets effectively. The firm has actively managed, or co-managed with legal counsel, a variety of transaction formats, including auctions, outright sales of assets or IP portfolios, valuation and management of asset contributions to joint ventures, collateralization of intellectual property for secondary or mezzanine funding, and the valuation and assembly of assets for securitization. Through experience and the application of traditional and proprietary valuation methodologies, the experts at CONSOR can extract the maximum value from any transaction.
Licensing and Leveraging:
Our core specialty is the licensing and leveraging of trademarks, brands, patents and other IP. With a broad range of experience and skills, CONSOR principals have the expertise needed to maximize the value of all types of intellectual assets. We understand the importance of effectively identifying, triaging and bundling a client’s intangible asset portfolio for use in a variety of leveraging opportunities, whether through licensing, outright sale, joint venture, or co-branding. Active in developing licensing and leveraging strategies for over 25 years, Weston Anson, chairman of CONSOR, is an acknowledged expert in the licensing industry.
With the increasing importance of intellectual property to all businesses, CONSOR’s services can help maximize the value of brands in any industry. Our clients have ranged from entrepreneurs to multi-national corporations, major law firms and financial houses. Due to the unique nature of IP, each of our projects can present different challenges. To properly assess and determine the best use of a client’s intangible assets, it is critical to understand the industry as a whole, its consumers, competition, and all market comparables. The principals at CONSOR have spent years developing expertise in a wide range of industries, including automotive, transportation, entertainment, fashion, software and technology, hospitality, banking and finance, sports, and public institutions, among others, to be able to effectively value all types of intangible assets across multiple contexts.