In March 2017, Intel announced that it would be acquiring Mobileye NV, a maker of vision systems for cars that are used in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles. The deal closed in August 2017 and its value was a little over US$ 15 billion.
We decided to take a closer look at the portfolios of both Intel and Mobileye using the taxonomy analytics generated by Relecura. Of specific interest to us was the fit between the patent portfolios of the two companies, as well as understanding the value that Mobileye’s portfolio brought to Intel with regard to key technologies in the autonomous vehicle value-chain.
We further applied Relecura’s taxonomy analytics to work through a couple of typical what-if scenarios. We first tried to determine if there were other companies of a comparable focus, size and ambition as Intel, who might have considered an acquisition bid for Mobileye. Similarly, from the other side of table, we looked for other companies Intel might have targeted for acquisition, as an alternative to Mobileye.
The results and insights of the above exercises are outlined in this report. They demonstrate the benefit of using a taxonomy-based approach for portfolio management and how business and IP strategy can dovetail. Taxonomies enable us to easily do a comprehensive teardown and side-by-side comparison of portfolios, to determine pockets of value in portfolios.
The what-if scenarios that we subsequently analyzed serve as examples of what is possible. Specifically, they illustrate the benefit of using a similar approach in the due diligence phase of an acquisition, or even earlier when companies are scouting for potential targets based on the value they can bring in from their patents and other IP.
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