Jim Asher



BSc, DPhil

Jim has over 20 years of experience in intellectual property (IP) valuation, in a range of business contexts from early-stage and startup enterprises, through to large multinational corporates and across a wide geographical range. He has experience of working with various clients to help develop and align IP assets with business strategy. Using appropriate models and techniques, he has helped organisations to realise the full value of their innovations, to develop strategies for legal protection, and to analyse and develop robust and valuable IP portfolios.

Jim has carried out technology and IP valuations for merger and acquisitions, shareholder restructuring, tax, insolvency, asset financing and due diligence purposes. The requirements have ranged from indicative valuations for management purposes, through to formal independent valuations, subject to tax authority and regulatory scrutiny, as well as expert witness reports prepared in accordance with Court rules of evidence for civil and criminal law cases, relating to assessment of damages, divorce proceedings, shareholder disputes and fraud. Jim is able to combine a deep understanding of technology with commercial experience and valuation expertise to the challenges of valuing early-stage enterprises.

A physicist in background, Jim has over 35 years of experience of technology development, transfer and commercialisation in physical sciences and engineering, medical devices and software sectors. He has extensive experience of helping clients to structure their business, IP, and processes, to meet the challenges of commercialising into international markets. He is a strong advocate of the importance of a holistic approach to IP for business and economic success. 

Jim delivers effective training as an enthusiastic communicator, presenter, and energetic workshop facilitator. He has provided training on IP and valuation to a range of companies in the UK, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Turkey, and at an EPO international training seminar. He is a regular guest lecturer to students at the Bayes Business School, City University London.

Jim has a BSc from the University of Edinburgh and a DPhil from the University of Oxford.

Jim is a member of the Institute of Physics.