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Patent Portfolio Management
Patent Portfolio Management
The ultimate objective of a comprehensive patent portfolio optimisation strategy is to be able to answer the question: How can we realise value from our patent portfolio? Realising value from a properly segmented and managed patent portfolio can take a number of different forms. It could be realised by the identification and protection of key patent assets, the "crown jewels" of the portfolio, it could be in the form of monetising strong patent assets that have significant market value but are no longer core to the corporation’s business objectives or it could take the form of realising cost savings through the abandonment of underperforming assets that no longer have value to the corporation or the wider market.
CPA Global can provide a range of services to ensure the protection of the most valuable patent assets within a portfolio and also can be used to enhance the overall value of the patent portfolio. For example if a patent Data and Title Verification was not carried out as part of the initial portfolio audit it can be applied to the high value core patents identified. CPA Global are skilled in performing detailed Patent to Product Mapping exercises to identify which patents are key to strategic product lines and this can also be used to identify weak patents are portfolio gaps. Armed with this knowledge a corporation can take steps to strengthen and enhance their patent portfolio through focussed patent prosecution or acquisition of existing third party patents.
Reduced Patent Maintenance Costs
A key element of portfolio management is the identification of underperforming patents that have little or no strategic value to their owners or to the market as a whole. These patents can confidently be abandoned or donated with the reassurance of being part of a comprehensive patent portfolio optimisation strategy to reduce the cost of ongoing maintenance. Through the application of the earlier elements of the process there is a high degree of confidence that no “hidden gems” are being discarded in this way.
Once non-core patents that have potential economic value to others have been identified, we can help in the process of selling these patents. For example, expert assessment of the broader patent landscape can be used to assess likely patent values or to identify adjacent technologies and highlight potential patent buyers. CPA Global has a well developed network of patent brokers and auction service providers. Via these partner relationships, we bring to market valuable, non-core patents with a wide range of commercial arrangements to suit all circumstances.