Patents are historically an underperforming asset class. In the past, patents were often obtained for reasons other than to generate a return on investment. Times have changed and today many large corporations and other patent owners are focused on improving patent ROI through effective patent asset management strategies.
CEOs and CFOs are under pressure to achieve a return on every asset on the balance sheet. Intangible assets are no exception.
“Headline” IP transactions have caught the eyes of both senior management and boards; the IP and tech transfer departments are increasingly being pushed to move from a “cost center” to a “profit center.”
All of our clients want to maximize their return on invested capital. Each client, however, requires a unique approach on how best to accomplish that goal. Corporate culture, tolerance for risk, and current and future operating plans—all of which can change on very short notice – have a major impact on the best patent asset management alternatives for you, including patent monetization. We provide a broad range of solutions for our clients, recognizing that there’s simply is no such thing as “one size fits all” in patent asset management.
It starts with a conversation. After executing a simple NDA and gaining a better understanding of your goals, we apply our experience and our proprietary computerized analytical tools to analyze your portfolio. Typically, this takes less than 30 days, even for the largest portfolios.
We then prepare a detailed presentation identifying monetization alternatives, pricing and (if you require services we don’t offer) recommended third party vendors such as brokers, law firms, and technical and industry experts. It’s likely we’ll recommend multiple approaches as part of your patent asset management program. Some of the alternatives we may recommend include:
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