BENCHMARKING THE INDUSTRY
Best practices in patent portfolio management are dependent on a number of factors, including the industry, technology, company, and personal risk tolerance.
But by examining historical behaviour, it is possible to find some commonalities among them that provide good general rules to go by.
This paper is intended to serve as a general overview of portfolio management practice. These lessons can be adjusted for particular industries by simply altering the search from “all” companies to those of interest, either as known best practice practitioners or those influencing a particular industry.