Royalty Rate Services

Chapter 13

Royalty Rate Services

This chapter provides information about sources of royalty rate information, derived from researching license agreements.


Through the RoyaltySource® website, you can access helpful tools, and expert advice, on various aspects of IP valuation, and reasonable royalty rates for transactions. Their continuous investigation has yielded a searchable database of technology and trademark sale and licensing transactions, that can minimize the time spent researching the marketplace for this information.

RoyaltySource® continues to research all forms of media for reported transactions. Their IP transaction database includes

A table of the many industries represented is shown below


The RoyaltySource® service is designed as an economic tool, for users looking to maximize their search efforts at a minimum cost. The research begins after you define the technology, industry and SIC codes, industry players, and any key words that might assist in the search. You can also detail your search request on a contact form, found on their website.

If RoyaltySource® finds up to ten transactions of interest, the charge is $250. If they find up to twenty transactions, the charge is $300. In other words, the charge increases $50 for every additional ten transactions. If no relevant transactions are found, the charge is $100. Major credit cards are accepted.

To receive a sample copy of their reports, or to discuss further details visit their website at


RoyaltyStat® is a subscription database of royalty rates and license agreements, compiled from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) EDGAR archives. With RoyaltyStat® you can find comparable royalty rates for valuing, or licensing, intangible assets. Every license agreement in the database contains at least one numerical (non-redacted) royalty rate or license fee, and the database is updated every business day.

RoyaltyStat® is useful for the following purposes:

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