AMAVI (Association for Management and Valuation of Intangibles) is a non-profit created in partnership with LESI (Licensing Executives Society International) to develop and offer the premier globally recognized professional qualification in intellectual property (IP) valuation.
The ability to value intangible assets, and specifically intellectual property, has never been more important than today, where over 90% of the S&P 500 companies’ value consists of intangible assets.
This is the first international certification of its kind focused exclusively on IP valuation and covering the topic in-depth.
The dramatic global shift from product to service to data economy has given rise to a similar shift in the relative value of tangible vs. intangible assets for companies. In 1975, intangible assets were 17% of the S&P 500 companies’ value. By 2020, this number had risen to 90%.
Thus, the ability to value intangible assets, and specifically intellectual property, has never been more important than today.
In 2013, the European Commission issued the Final Report from the Expert Group on Intellectual Property Valuation. The report concluded that “Having an authoritative or regulatory body that sets standards and provides certifications on a global basis would improve the current limitations with regards to IP valuation work.”
In 2020, the IP Valuation Committee of the Licensing Executives Society (LESI) decided to act on this, by developing a comprehensive IP Valuation course and certification. The intention is for this certificate to become globally recognized as the premier professional IP valuation qualification.
As a result, AMAVI (Association for Management and Valuation of Intangibles) was formed, with the sole focus of creating this IP Valuation Certificate.
The training team consists exclusively of highly recognized IP Valuation professionals, one of them having been a member of the European Commission’s Expert Group on IP Valuation.