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International Business Plan Competition Winners

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

IPmetrics congratulates the winners of the LES Foundation 2014 International Graduate Student Business Plan Competition.

IPmetrics is a proud sponsor of this international competition aimed at promoting innovative business start-ups.  The finalists were introduced to the attendees of the Licensing Executives Society (USA & Canada) 2014 Annual Meeting in San Francisco earlier this week.  The grand prize was awarded to Disease Diagnostic Group, a pre-commercial medical device company envisioned by students at Case Western University.  Their winning proposal featured the development of low-cost diagnostic tools that are easy to use, accurate and provide results quickly.

The International Graduate Student Business Plan Competition is in its eleventh year.  The event serves to highlight business plans that emphasize ground-breaking technologies and services that are highly dependent upon intellectual property.  The LES Foundation received 74 business plan submissions from throughout the United States and Canada, as well as from Australia, Belgium, France, Great Britain, India, Kenya and Sweden. Six finalist teams received cash and in-kind prizes worth over $170,000, including expense-paid trips to attend the LES (USA & Canada) Mid-Year Meeting in New York.


LES USA & Canada

Read the LES (USA&CANADA) Press Release.

IPmetrics’ David Drews at the 2013 LESI Annual Conference

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

David Drews CLP, President of IPmetrics, spoke today at the 2013 Annual Conference of the Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. LESI is the umbrella
organization of national and regional associations for licensing executives with the shared goal of advancing the Intellectual Property industry on a global scale.

D Drews at LESI 2013

David was asked to present a workshop on the topic of The 10 Most Common Mistakes in IP Valuation, guiding  valuation practitioners, licensing executives, and IP counsel in navigating through complex reports to assess the most useful information needed to support the decision making process in business worldwide.  During the workshop, with the participation of subject matter experts Dwight Olson and  Eduardo de Mello e Souza, the topics covered included the problems, requirements and common inadequacies in the following aspects of intellectual property valuation assessments:

  • Standard of Value
  • Treatment of Tax Effects
  • Input Selection Problems
  • Distinction between IP Value and Business Value
  • Sufficiency of Detailed Context Information
  • Comparability of Market Transactions
  • Profiling Risk
The slides illustrating the presentation can be requested via email from: