Royalty Rates and License Fees
The following guide provides sources for royalty rates, licensing fees, intangible asset transaction values,
and other related information. Each entry listed below includes the name of the source or publisher, a
brief description of the resource and its primary features, and notes any information that is available
Select from the following resources:
Database is searchable by full text or industry code and includes information on the licensor, licensee,
intangible licensed, royalty base and rate, exclusivity, other consideration, term of duration, and territory
covered. Full text of license agreements is available online.
IPRA Royalty Rate Publications
Intellectual Property Research Associates
Royalty rates, license fees, and transactions values for patents, trademarks, and copyrights are available
in three publications covering pharmaceuticals and biotechnology; technology; and trademarks and copyrights.
Royalty Rates For Licensing Intellectual Property
Parr, Wiley, 2007
Publication includes royalty rate guidelines for technology, trademark, copyright, pharmaceutical, and
biotechnology licensing agreements and actual royalty rates and related information for specific products,
industries, and brand names. Table of contents, index, and searchable text are available free online.
Gregory J. Battersby and Charles W. Grimes, Aspen Publishers, Inc., annual
Reference guide provides detailed royalty rates for 1,500 products and services in ten licensed product
categories (art, celebrity, music, character and entertainment, corporate, collegiate, designer, sports,
event, and nonprofit). Detailed table of contents can be viewed free online.
RoyaltySource.com Intellectual Property Database
Searchable database of technology, trademark, and copyright sale and licensing transactions. Database
includes information on licensee and licensor, industry description or code, property licensed or sold,
royalty rates and transaction terms, other compensation arrangements, and source of information.
ktMINE Royalty Rate Finder Database
Online database includes over 13,000 full-text licensing agreements along with detailed summaries of key
licensing terms, including full royalty rate detail. Database is searchable by company name, effective
date, agreement type, territory, exclusivity, industry, royalty rate, or keywords.
Intangible Spring Database
Intangible Spring Corp.
Contextualized database of license agreements with royalty rates derived from U.S. Securities Exchange
& Commission (SEC) and Canadian System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR) filings
includes over 10,000 full-text agreements for all types of intangible assets and is searchable by company
name, type of intangible, royalty rate, effective date, or keywords.
Royalty Rates in Copyright
Business Valuation Resources, LLC, 2010
Reference guide features copyright agreements and summaries for various types of intellectual properties
including music compositions and recordings; famous persons; fictional characters; scientific and technological
information; art; video games; TV programs; motion pictures, screen plays, and other dramatic works; and
publishing, video, and web content. Table of contents can be viewed free online.
Royalty Rates in Biotech:
Guide to Full-text Licensing Agreements
Business Valuation Resources, LLC, 2010
Reference guide provides full text copies of actual licensing agreements in the biotechnology industry,
with major section topics including license gross sales, license net sales before and after 2001, and
license net sales where the licensor is a college or university. Detailed table of contents can be viewed
Licensing & Merchandising Reports
EPM Communications, Inc.
Reports available from EPM Communications include "Royalty Trends Report", "Licensing Business Databook",
"Sports Licensing Report", "Food/Beverage Licensing Report", and more. Detailed table of contents and
sample pages from each report can be viewed free online.
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