Markit Bows Dataset of Companies' Patent Value

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Markit has unveiled Markit Intellectual Property Model, which assesses the value of publicly-traded companies' patent portfolios, based on information from patent analytics and research provider The Patent Board, to enable users to use the inherent worth of companies' intellectual property as an additional input to support investment decisions.

The Markit IP Model comprises nine factors, including metrics on patent production efficiency -- which takes into account the number of patents a company