How to capitalize my patents?, Accounting Basics

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How can I capitalize my patents? My company has applying for a patent and I want to capitalize the research and development expenditures. I know it will cost some legal charges and the successful defense of a patent can be turned  capitalized, but can the actual costs of the patent be? If yes or no, please provide the FASB ruling if you have it or reference.


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FASB No. 142.

2/19/2014 2:41:11 AM

Internally development of  patents are  very difficult to capitalize as the patent must have certain define criteria to be met. Specifically, it must be likely that the expected future assistances that are attributed to the asset will be available to the entity and the cost or value of the asset can be calculated reliably. The legal and filing costs are  associated with defending a patent are capitalized so the research and developmental costs for the product or process are treated as an incrureed expense.This is referenced in FASB No. 142.

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