PFC supports the entire process from IP valuation to IP transaction and M&A. Our consulting service helps our clients develop their business and create their IP value.

Patent Valuation

PFC understands the origin of technology and brand values. We have provided more than one hundred of IP valuation to our customers for the bank loan, investment, IP transaction and M&A cases. Our IP valuation are based on the discounted cash flow model and the royalty-relief method.

IP and M&A transactions

We provide IP and M&A transaction services to help our clients sell/buy technology and brands. The transactions vary from IP itself to a whole company. We start with IP/business valuation and negotiate with potential buyers and sellers through our global partners. Because our transaction service is very rare in Japan, we are chosen to become the financial advisor of the transactions in this professional and unique area.

Strategic IP management

Many Japanese company struggle to manage their IP portfolio and make clear business strategy based on their own technology. Some client asked us to monetize their IP portfolio when they stopped their business. Other clients needed to decide the direction of a R&D project. In their cases, we analyze their cases from both business and IP landscape. While the R&D sectors may miss the points from business analysis, the sales sectors may not see the IP portfolio of the competitors. We provide both the business and the IP strategy to win the fierce competition.

Our Customers

Our customers range from large manufactures and banks listed on the TSE to SMEs with specialized expertise in technology. Our client are not only manufacturing and service companies also banks and VCs. The financial companies use a lot of our valuations to complement the technological information of their clients when they provide the bank loan and investment money.

Our customers typically come from following market sectors:

  • Automotive
  • Banks and VCs
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical
  • PC, Tablet and Smartphone
  • Consumer electronics
  • Consumer products and Apparel
  • Energy
  • Entertainment
  • Food and Retail
  • Internet & E-Commerce
  • Manufacturing machine
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Rechargeable battery (Lithium-ion battery)
  • Renewable energy
  • Software (Artificial intelligence)
  • Telecommunications