Our Invention Management Service is appropriate
for organizations that routinely develop new products or product
improvements and provides a comprehensive strategy for identifying,
documenting and evaluating potential IP assets and focusing IP
resources in the right areas. The benefit of this service is that
important IP is identified early and protected before IP rights
are lost. The Invention Management Service ensures
that IP resources are laser focused on the inventions that add
customer value and are therefore most likely to be copied. Our
Invention Management Service builds better patent
portfolios, stimulates innovation, focuses marketing resources
on differentiating factors, saves money, and helps to illuminate
a vision for future product improvements.
Our Patent Filing Service builds on the Invention
Management Service to draft and file the right patent
applications before a public disclosure or sale of the product.
This ensures that every available patent right can be capitalized
on. The benefit of Patent Filing is that it establishes a clear
invention date and secures your right to obtain patents. Without
patents there is no way to prevent a competitor from copying a
design or innovative feature. Every patent application that you
file potentially forces a competitor to react. Moreover, every
patent application that you file is a potential revenue generator,
Our Patent Prosecution Service begins as soon
as a patent application is filed and ends when the last patent
based on the patent application has been granted or abandoned.
The benefit of pro-actively managing Patent Prosecution is that
patents are issued faster and the patent claims can be tailored
to a desired outcome, e.g. to block a competitor or to generate
licensing revenue. Moreover, patent protection can be expanded
using continuation and divisional applications to deliver more
than one patent per patent application filed.
Our Patent Maintenance Service begins after
a patent application has been granted and ends when the patent
expires or is abandoned. The benefit of pro-active Patent Maintenance
is that undervalued patents can be identified and exploited while
non-performing patent assets can be eliminated to save money.