World Intellectual Property Organization consultant Dr. Andre Gorius conducted an IP valuation training from 1 March to 3 March 2023 at the Acacia Hotel, Alabang, Muntinlupa City, Philippines, with 27 IP and licensing professionals from 10 higher educational institutions and 5 law and IP firms finishing the course.
The Philippine attendees practiced on multiple spreadsheets with Dr. Gorius, working to derive the net present value from the free cash flow of hypothetical intangible assets. Dr. Gorius also presented the mathematical principles for obtaining credible royalty and discount rates during the 3-day in-person seminar.
The Licensing Executives Society Philippines (LES Philippines), together with the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCAARRD) and the Association of PAQE Professionals, Inc. (APP), organized the training to enhance further the IP valuation skills of technology business incubators established by DOST-PCAARRD for the country's agri-aqua network. This initiative by LES Philippines aligns with its advocacy to expand the market reach of technologies and startups of local TBIs to other jurisdictions.
In September 2022, LES Philippines invited Dr. Gorius to DOST-PCAARRD's Regional Agri-Aqua Innovation System Enhancement (RAISE) Program for a 3-hour international licensing and valuation webinar. DOST-PCAARRD is one of the three research councils in the Philippines mandated by the Technology Transfer Act of 2009 to support the creation, protection, and commercialization of government-funded R&D.
Dr. Gorius works with Paris-based valuation firm, Winnotek. He was co-chair of LES International's IP Valuation, Sustainable Development Goals-Intellectual Property Index (SDG-IP), and Innovation Trends (LIT) Committees.
LES France and LES Italy both count Dr. Gorius as a member.