M Rowland presentation - IP/Patent Event

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M Rowland presentation - IP/Patent Event

  1. 1. Patent or Be Damned - An Investor’s Perspective on IP 23 March 2010 Martin Rowland Investment Director
  2. 2. An Investor’s Perspective on IP <ul><li>A key consideration in assessing the attractiveness of an investment opportunity : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Due diligence – use of IP specialists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Growing the business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exit – value drags </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Case Studies <ul><li>Recent investment in Speed Check Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Product partly developed by a 3rd party </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ownership of IP – protection </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Aborted investment in an ERP software provider </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Carve out from a larger group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ownership of key IP uncertain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Impact on transaction – timing and outcome </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. IMPORTANT NOTICE <ul><li>Neither Lloyds TSB Development Capital Limited (‘LDC’) nor any other member of the Lloyds Banking Group will be acting for you in any way in relation to the transaction referred to in this presentation. In particular LDC will not provide any investment services to you or advise you or your shareholders on the merits of, or make any recommendation to you in relation to, the terms of any transaction. LDC is not therefore responsible for providing you with the protections afforded to its clients and you should seek your own independent legal, investment, and tax advice as you see fit. </li></ul><ul><li>LDC will not advise you or your company on insurance matters or arrange insurance cover. If you ask us to, LDC can give you contact details for an insurance broker who can advise you and/or your company on any insurance matters. </li></ul><ul><li>No representative of LDC has authority to behave in any way which would contradict the statements made above.' </li></ul>Lloyds TSB Development Capital Limited Registered Office: One Vine Street, London W1J 0AH Registered in England No. 1107542 Authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority Part of the Lloyds Banking Group

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