It is hard to believe that one month of the New Year is already finished! We are excited for all of the potential opportunities, the new and interesting projects that come our way each year, the new people we get to meet, the new information that we come across, and so much more. We also enjoy working with returning clients and acquaintances we have made in the business. It is always exciting to get each new engagement because it gives us opportunities to help our clients and discover new information about new inventions, what is happening in the market, and so much more. We love what we do and we enjoy learning daily! As such, we would like to highlight our favorite moments of 2020.

Our projects last year covered a number of topics, including spirits, cloud analysis, online auto parts, family-based prevention programs, concrete, autonomous vehicles, plastic recycling, hyperspectral imaging, paper recycling, telematics, auto insurance, pork, LED lighting, DNA sequencing, point-of-care diagnostics, hybrid engines, welding gas, graphene, Internet of things, energy harvesting, thermal conductivity, refueling techniques, gaming, tobacco, and more. As you can see, we get to enjoy a variety of different topics, which keeps our jobs exciting at all times. We learn something new every day! We also get to teach others about our work, assist clients in the courtroom, provide valuable analytics, and so much more.

While the pandemic limited travel in 2020, we were still able to attend webinars, offering our knowledge, experience, and skills on various IP valuation topics. For instance, we worked with UK-based law firm Lewis Silkin on a webinar series titled “IP Valuation – A Primer.” P&A gave an introduction to the valuation of various IP forms based on topics in headlines and our professional valuation experiences. In this presentation, we highlighted credible approaches for building IP valuations for a variety of purposes. We also worked with the ASA on its Fair Value Virtual Conference regarding the “Impact of Recent Cases on the Fair Value of Technology.”

Although we did not get to enjoy our regular team outings, we were able to come together safely at the end of the year to celebrate our team. We were treated to a gourmet meal prepared by our talented company president. After a year of global uncertainty, we were happy to connect and express our appreciation for the company, the team, and the work that we do.

While 2020 was certainly not a typical year for anyone, we are proud about our ability to adapt well and continue to provide excellent services. We can’t wait to see what 2021 brings!