Patent portfolio management is a process of fortifying a business’s innovations with patents to achieve its business goals. To be effective and efficient, the business should manage its patent portfolio as an integral part of its technology development.
For example, the design phase of your core product may incorporate a broad patent search to identify patent worthy inventions and scan the patent landscape in the relevant technology area. During the product development, patent applications can be drafted and filed based on more focused prior art search. While the product is being tested for delivery, “freedom to operate” analysis should be performed to mitigate potential infringement risk. After the product is commercialized, any patents evolved from the product development can be assessed for their strength and value based on your business and IP strategies.
We have the technical and legal experiences in building and growing patent portfolios in the following sectors:
- Geophysical Survey and Mapping
- Natural Resources
- Wireless and Satellite Antennas
- Computer Software
- Consumer Electronics and Appliances