Intellectual property can be utilised commercially in many ways. In addition to the traditional forms – such as the granting of licences, selling, and the judicial enforcement of cease-and-desist orders and claims for damages – IP can also be used as collateral for loans. However, so-called intangible assets are rarely accepted as collateral. Dr Marco Stief says that a shift is required in the finance and banking sectors’ approach.
Read more in the article published by Managing IP.