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Patent Portfolio Management

Patent portfolio management is a process a company adopts to stay ahead in the market by keeping a regular check on the patents a company holds and maintaining a coordination between the patenting strategy and their business strategy increasing the business revenue of the company. The patent portfolio analysis includes different strategies to generate an effective and targeted portfolio such as identifying the patents that are less valuable, and taking decisions to prune or abandon those patents, taking decisions on offensive or defensive strategies, licensing, mergers/acquisitions, or many other transactions related to patent portfolio. 

The process also involves extensive mapping of patents to end products and key research areas that help in understanding the core patents that protect the business. 

Challenges Faced While Managing Patent Portfolio

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Evaluating large patent portfolios for infringement and evidence of use (EoU) is a difficult process that demands a lot of time and effort

Structured approach is needed to keep regular check on quality patent which can provide financial benefit or royalties from large set of patents

Identifying the set of patents that are valuable or less valuable and accordingly making decisions regarding abandonment, pruning of less valuable patents

Keeping check on applications where continuation can be filed

Seeking companies where licensing, merger & acquisition deals can be made

Complete manual research & analysis resulting in a higher cost of review

Our Services

Identifying hidden gems in Portfolio

We assist our client to identify the hidden patent assets in their portfolio and evaluate them for infringement. The process involves extensive mapping of patents to end products. 

Patent Ranking (Determination of Portfolio Strength)

We assist our client to rank the large portfolio, to identify the strength and weakness of their portfolio, based on several technical, legal, and commercial parameters. It will identify the patents that are less valuable and taking decisions to prune or abandon those patents.

Acquisition 

We assist our client about the best patents that they can acquire.

Competitive IP Analysis

We assist our client to provide the competitive patent landscape analysis to understand the competitors who holds an edge. 

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Our Methodology

We execute a five-step approach to manage patent portfolio

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  • Web Crawling and Web scrapping the competitor's website to extract product data for ingestion into the system. Product clustering using human inputs in multiple technology domains.​

  • Formulating queries on patent databases, extracting a list of patents from the client's portfolio and clustering them into multiple technology domains.

  • Compare the products technology domain with the patents technology domain to identify the overlapping technology areas.

  • Extracting Gold & Silver patents for targets using a proprietary automated tool.

  • A detailed infringement search on the top ranked patents is performed by the team and high quality evidence of use claim charts are prepared based on solid evidence.

Why TT Consultants?

Automation in identifying best patents in the portfolio and then, identifying the possible first pass infringing products against each of those patents

Head start and use of Big-data for identifying correct products. Pre-ingested data sets for ensuring parsing of claims to products

The starting point will be the best patents as identified by XLPAT followed by ones having lower score as per XLPAT

Data-set of 103 rejection references, reassignments, litigations, excel sheets, data sheets, ingested data

Detailed manual analysis and calibration is coupled with Machine learning, Data Automation and Web crawling/alerting

Experienced team having significant working experience in preparing detailed Claim Charts corresponding to the identified product(s)

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Patent portfolio is a collection of patents held by a company or an individual that helps the company in effective decision-making regarding commercialization opportunities and preventing the companies with identical technology domain to stay in the market.

Patent Portfolio assists a company to stay ahead of the competitors and generate greater revenue by analyzing the patents as a set and not on individual basis.

The strength of the patent portfolio can be increases by pruning less valuable patents, improving R&D investments through patenting activities, drafting patents in a better way considering the claim scope.

Yes, the portfolio strategies are different for small-scale and large-scale companies, where large-scale companies generally use offensive strategies and file patent applications for all the related inventions in the technology domain as early as possible and stop the competitors to do so, whereas the small-scale companies follow a path to ensure quality of patent which would further be used for investments and acquisitions.

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