News recognized OxFirst as ‘the Best IP Law and Economics Firm’ in
its 2019 SME
News Legal Awards. This is an acknowledgement that OxFirst
continues to succeed in advancing the state of play of Intellectual
Property (IP) through insightful economic assessments.
Most recently, Oxfirst was involved in the valuation of an IP portfolio
of a high tech firm that was floated on the stock exchange. The IP
valuation formed an important element of the exit strategy of this
private equity company and underlined once more the importance of
adequate economic IP assessments in emerging high tech spaces such as
artificial intelligence or autonomous vehicles.
At another recent instance, the economic impact assessment of the
underlying IP formed a crucial element in a market entry decision of a
tech firm operating in the wireless telecommunications space.
Dr Roya Ghafele is also an accredited damage
expert to the Courts of England and Wales. As such she served once
more as an expert to the European Commission, as well as the International
Chamber of Commerce and the UK Intellectual Property’s Economic
Advisory Board. These various contributions will continue to provide
further clarity on the economic impact of IP and set the baseline for a
further understanding on how to appreciate the business value of IP.
OxFirst enjoys full accreditation to
offer training on IP valuation and IP strategy. Its executive education
program educates leaders in IP and Competition Law and Economics and has
been received with great enthusiasm. As such, it ran various training
seminars across Europe. Particularly worthwhile mentioning are the
Seminar held jointly with the Ludwig
Maximilian University on the economics
of legal remedies and its very recent IP
and Competition Forum, which took place in Brussels and provided
refreshing insights on the interplay of standards and patents.