Part of protecting your business includes planning your IP development and creating a strategy in light of your competition. A strong portfolio should include your unique competitive edge and key enabling technologies in relation to your business strategy. We offer two different strategies, each of which can be tailored to your individual needs.
Based on your Competitive Edge and Value Proposition we explore how to capture a patent portfolio that creates strong barriers-to-entry from your competitors. This strategy will leave you with an understanding of your competitive landscape and a clear set of patents to development.
- Help you understand where your business and technology stand relative to the prior art landscape
- Assess the potential use of your existing patent portfolio as barriers-to-entry
- Identify an initial set of patents that can further extend the protection of your business
- A clear picture of where you stand relative to the prior art landscape
- A high-level conclusion on how likely you are to capture key enabling concepts within your technology and VP
- Most importantly, a recommended set of patents to develop in light of this strategy
The full strategy looks to protect the business and maximize its potential while minimizing the required patent portfolio size. Your portfolio should leave you with a strong wall of protection against competing businesses while minimizing the cost of protection.
- Protect your Value Proposition by controlling technologies that can deliver competitive solutions
- Get better control of your market with a minimal set of IP without changes to existing product development efforts and timelines
- Broaden your scope and ability to reach new technologies and verticle markets by extending your development team with seasoned inventors
- A prioritized list of patents to be developed and filed with filing jurisdictions and an execution timeline
- Identify critical IP that should be kept as trade secret(s) and market and technology triggers that may impact your strategy and development process
- Identify technology that you may need to acquire or license