We take a functional view of IP Strategy and its alignment with Business Strategy. Fundamentally, IP assets should support the applicable Business Strategy for which it is deployed. This is easy to envision and very difficult to implement.
Many highly-experienced patent experts work off of the understanding that patents are inherent competitive advantages, so getting a patent presumably advances the competitive advantage of the business. In the absence of guiding information from their clients, these experts efficiently navigate the patent process, usually with some general guiding philosophy such as: get patents quickly, minimize patent costs, get broad claims, create massive families of continuations, maximize procedural delays, or other one-size-fits-most philosophies.
Unfortunately, simple philosophies have a proven track record resulting in very small percentages of "productive" patents. We understand the drivers that have created these standard patent processes. However, it's time to bring productive patents and IP performance into the spotlight.
Patent and IP Strategy gets above the noise of "prep and pros" tactics. We look at the alignment of IP assets with the business objectives and revenue model to assess a proprietary quantitative IP Strategic Contribution Rating (IP SCR™ or "IP Score") based on only the most relevant factors for your unique business strategy profile.
We curate relevant data points from multiple team members and translate that data into informative dashboards that allow executive management, board members, major investors, and other stakeholders to readily understand:
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