a multi-criteria weighted scoring model was employed to help with the patent decision process. The weights and scoring are shown in the “FFE IP Scoring Model” figure.

Impact on competitors
Quality of patent / Broadness of claims
Idea Novelty / Originality
Idea Quality / Completeness
Alignment with company 1P strategy
Technological viability
Product feasibility (overall)
Time-to-market / Development cycle
Resources required / Technical capabilities
Alignment to strategic business unit’s vision
Product fit to current business model
Market acceptability
Target market understood
Lifespan of patent