We have extensive experience in managing an intellectual property portfolios. Through this experience we worked with our consultants as well as third party experts to analyze the portfolio, drafted claim charts, drew up marketing materials and formulated a successful sales strategy. Regularly “IP management” is being seen as a back-office type of facility that focuses on more administrative tasks (e.g. maintaining the portfolio by paying taxes, administer rights, draw up transfer documentation etc.) However we see IP Management in a much wider perspective, that includes a coherent approach to the sales and marketing of large IP portfolios, from technical analysis, EOU analysis, claim charting and drafting of marketing materials.
Intangible assets come in various forms, including an organization’s patent portfolio, proprietary systems and methods, client relationships, product and service brands, IP strategy is an integral part of an overall business strategy that uses IP rights to manage technology. IPR systems fulfill four purposes:
/ providing incentives for innovation
/ allowing for the packaging of intellectual assets into innovative processes
/ encouraging the diffusion of technical information
/ enabling the capturing of added value (economic and or social) through the control of intellectual assets
Alongside plant breeders’ rights, patent rights have entered the plant breeding domain in the past two decades. Traits built into plant varieties, but also certain processes, can be protected by means of patent rights. This enables the patent holder to lay exclusive claims to genetic material and shield certain genetic building blocks from use by others. The patent holder does have the power, though, to grant licenses to other breeders. We have a long history of advising companies in this industry on IP policies and strategies to maintain competitiveness in a fast changing intellectual property environment.
We do not stop where engineers have delivered their analysis. Our consultants combine the findings of the technical (engineering) team with valuable business and IP practice intelligence. We are more than happy to provide you with a more specific quote for such TD or RE services, combined with timing, and deliverables that we can offer. For more information please provide details and we will send you a personalized offering and price quote.