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The Benefits of a Successful Value Realization Process to Extract Value from IP

Shareholder value is created directly by generating cash or strategic value; all intellectual property assets are reviewed and value realization strategies are developed and implemented, ensuring efficient use of the portfolio; create short-term cash to fund the development of holistic intellectual property management system solutions, reducing the risk in the process; low-cost source [...]

Patent Portfolio Evaluation Methods for Ventures and Start-Up Companies

Emerging Strategic Portfolio Emerging strategic portfolios are developed to protect new ventures’ and existing business’ ability to exclude others, and sometimes to enhance the ability to attract key development partners. In this situation, it is typically too early to knowledgeably assess a patent or embryonic portfolios’ value to the company. Such patents are [...]

Patent Use Maps

Patent Use Map Yet another effective way of assessing the business and commercial value of patents is to assign each patent to a business unit that either is already using the patented technology in its products or intends to use the patents in the future. The results can be displayed as shown in [...]

Patent Portfolio Mining Questionnaire

In order to conduct a portfolio mining project using subject matter experts, it is best if for each patent asset it has the completed form shown in the “Patent Questionnaire” figure filled out and in the patent database. Difficulty in using such questionnaires is the need to have them constantly updated. The advantages [...]

Details of an Intellectual Property Inventory Database

For each intellectual property asset identified, confirm that the information is recorded in the intellectual property database including: a unique name for the asset; a non-technical description which describes the problem solved by the asset and how the asset also solves the problem; a unique internal tracking number; date of invention/reduction to practice; [...]

Building a Robust Intellectual Property Inventory Database

Typically the process and building a robust intellectual property inventory database is to identify and catalog various forms of registered intellectual property assets (patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets) contained within existing legal department documents. Cataloging should accumulate business information such as each assets non-technical description, current or intended use and stage of development. [...]

Identifying and Organizing Intellectual Assets

In some organizations the effective development and use of innovation and intellectual properties are primary forces driving corporate success and shareholder value. However, many of the same organizations do not have a comprehensive base of information about the intellectual property assets they own, how these assets are being protected, and how they are [...]

Intellectual Property Portfolio Management Processes

Protection Processes:  The above section addresses the processes by which intellectual assets are created. Coupled closely with their creation is the topic of protection. Since intellectual assets reside primarily in the minds of the company’s officers and employees, it is critical that they be schooled in what intellectual assets are, how valuable they [...]

Protection of Intellectual Assets by Converting Them into Intellectual Property

Protection of Intellectual Assets – Conversion To Protected Intellectual Property Assets Protecting intellectual assets is often accomplished by converting them into one of four types of intellectual property. The distinction is that intellectual property is an asset class whose rights are carefully defined and if violated can be litigated in a court of [...]

Guidelines for IP Due Diligence Processes

IP tools used for answering due diligence questions have varied over the years and will continue to evolve.  With each iteration they become much more effective and efficient at saving time and inspiring thinking for better decision-making. Using analytical tools to create a visual display of information saves valuable time during the due [...]

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