This report, prepared jointly by CII and Duff & Phelps, highlights global examples to showcase the virtues of using IP as collateral for financing. The report says that India is standing at the cusp of an IP revolution; being the third largest economy for startups in IP-intensive industries including technology and bio-pharmaceuticals. While government initiatives such as the launch of National IPR Policy in 2016 for spurring interest in IPR commercialization have been institutionalized, traditional asset securitization process is still deeply embedded in India’s lending process. Other reasons for the relatively slow pace of IP financing in the country include unwillingness to treat IP as a business asset, insufficient market and legal infrastructure for monetizing IP assets, challenges in IP licensing and transfer, and lack of uniformity in valuation of IPs.
It was released at the 5th International Conference on IPR held from 3 - 4 December, 2019 in New Delhi.