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In the process of doing a little research on intellectual property rights, I came across an interesting statistic: it is estimated that as much as 30% of all current economic activity in the USA is traffic in intellectual property of one kind or another.
Those among us who design and sell licenses for typefaces are part of that 30% of IP entrepreneurs. As such, our assets—our collections of typefaces—have a cash value apart from the income they generate. So, it would seem that we are somewhat wealthier than we might have imagined. The problem is, how do we determine the value of a typeface or collection of typefaces?