The greatest advantage The IPN provides our customers is unmatched experience & our industry first and expansive IP services.
Our IP services team devises strategies that allow our clients to maximize the value of their IP assets. In addition, to generating revenues through IP consulting engagements, The IPN partners with inventors and patent owners to monetize patent portfolios through IP licensing & enforcement campaigns.
Our objective is to provide a focused and comprehensive set of IP services that range from analysis of existing IP assets, idea creation, development, prosecution, commercialization, licensing and enforcement. The IPN provides our clients proprietary analytics, IP valuation methods, partnering opportunities, infringement tracking, patent strategies, tactics, enforcement and reporting among others.
IP Valuation Science™Brief Summary: Deep analytics driven review of IP assets delivered in a clear and concise report.
Detailed Description: Portfolio valuation is a data managed process driven by the IP team where several sources of data and analytics are used to review a patents strengths, categories, marketplace strength (current and future), possible invalidity, prior art, similar portfolios, and other companies who own IP in the same space. This data is filtered by the IP team and turned into a concise report with our proprietary IP Score available for client delivery.
IP VALUATION REVIEW™
MOTHBALL IP™Brief Summary: Mining hidden gems in your IP portfolio and using our data driven process to find how these assets can be used in untapped ways or verticals can lead to new revenue streams.
Detailed Description: After an extensive analysis of your portfolio we segment assets that we deem to be unused, forgotten, or written off. Using several sources of data and analytics we find any hidden potential in these assets and work through potential monetization opportunities. In addition, forgotten IP assets can be run through our “Portfolio Pairing™” service to find collaboration opportunities leading to monetization from already owned, untapped assets.
IP EXPANSION™ - APPLICATION TO ISSUANCE
PATENT CLAIM CREATOR™
IP MARKING ASSESSMENT & SUSTAINABILITY™
INSTANT OUT LICENSE
IP CROWD SOURCINGBrief Summary: Mining the internal resources of the company for patentable ideas and ensuring your innovations are being protected as well as adding additional protections to existing patents and patents pending through the Continuation and Continuation-in-Part patent application processes.
Detailed Description: Unlock the hidden value or your employees and your current patent disclosures using an employee invention disclosure process. Implementing a process to extract possible inventions from the operations, employees, day-to-day processes. The disclosure form consists of an online process where the individual details every aspect of the possible invention. This data can be supplemented by the IP team to take into account prior art, competitor analysis, how the invention fits into overall company goals, etc. Future function would include the ability for employees to login to a secure portal to monitor progress of an invention (was invention approved by the IP team and subsequently been turned into a patent application, etc). Another possibility would be a company leader board tracking inventions. Finally, of course, any patent that issues out of this process would contain the employee as a named inventor.
UNPROTECTED IP OPPORTUNITIES
IP LICENSING LANDSCAPEBrief Summary: Using our proprietary algorithm, we can help put a number on the possible damages accruing in the marketplace based on current and past infringement of your IP assets.
Detailed Description: Using a proprietary algorithm we have developed over the past several years, and several sources of data and analytics we create an accurate snapshot of your competitive marketplace based on the infringing your IP. Our upcoming automated platform will allow you to login and see real time infringement numbers that can be adjusted based on several factors (conservative or aggressive outlooks for example). In addition, the tracking index displays numerous competitor data points and real time stock information of, potential infringers, giving concise insight into how your infringed IP is having demonstrable impact on the marketplace.
PORTFOLIO PROTECTBrief Summary: Wall in competitors by using our data driven process to patent your own product or expand existing IP in ways that blocks a competitors innovation opportunities while strengthening your own product and portfolio and bolstering your defense against infringement.
Detailed Description: Using several sources of data and analytics we examine and research your product and IP assets to identify areas of patent coverage in addition to future or pending patent needs or lack of coverage to identify unpatented areas, industries or verticals to strengthen and fortify your own product or existing IP. We also review the anticipated development cycle of your product line over the next 1, 2, and 3 years as well as any possible future applications that may be developed. We then do a similar analysis on your direct competitors and compare the two data sets. Using this complete data set we create an IP roadmap for your company and build claims that protect your future innovations while limiting innovation opportunities for your competitors.
PORTFOLIO PAIRINGBrief Summary: Using our extensive network within the IP industry, we can discover untapped synergies for IP holders in disparate industries, and open up new opportunities for revenue streams through IP licensing, IP collaboration, or Joint Ventures.
Detailed Description: Our extensive network within the IP industry, and our ability to analyze and map patent relations, allows us to find undiscovered partnership opportunities industry wide and across unknown or untapped verticals. After a deep analysis of your IP assets using several sources of data and analytics we evaluate our findings using our proprietary Portfolio Pairing™ and patent and concept fortification process, as well as techniques such as game theory analysis. The process, which consists of analyzing patent categories, strengths, past litigation, prior art, and numerous other data sources, seeks to find alternatives to traditional avenues of IP monetization that can consist of lengthy and expensive litigations, as well as joint venture opportunities with companies in disparate industries where the synergies may not be apparent. We attempt to discover win-win situations where IP collaboration, a strong foundation of support, and a data driven process lead to greater potential monetization opportunities.
IP ADJACENCIESBrief Summary: Using a data driven process we seek to find alternatives to traditional means of settling infringement disputes between direct or indirect competitors, and to avoid costly litigation, while finding a true win-win situation.
Detailed Description: Similar to our IP Matching service, our IP Adjacencies service seeks to provide two key benefits to IP holders. First, we attempt to create an alternative to patent attorneys and costly litigation. Mediation through analysis is a data driven process that consists of a deep review of the IP holdings of the companies in dispute in an attempt to find undiscovered partnership, or joint venture opportunities that will not only allow you to avoid the lengthy and costly litigation process, but will present new revenue opportunities that will dwarf any potential settlement through litigation. Secondly, we can examine your entire industry and find the direct or indirect competitors that present interesting and potentially lucrative IP collaboration opportunities.
PATENT LICENSING THROUGH POOLING
IP THREAT MATRIX
LITIGATION SUPPORTBrief Description: Using several sources of data and analytics we can assist your team in the litigation process by providing damages analysis, infringement analysis, and counter suit opportunities.
Detailed Description: Patent litigation is a lengthy and costly process that involves volumes of documentation and data. Our processes can help sift through this and discover valuable data points to assist in internal decision making. Using our proprietary algorithm we can assist in damages calculations, or using our infringement analysis find potential opportunities for a counter suit, or expansion of the original complaint. Also, using our extensive network within the IP industry we can assist in securing third party experts, or attorneys to create claims charts, or provide legal analysis.
Brief Summary: Assignment Audit, correction, and best practice
Detailed Description: Are you prepared to demonstrate that you have the necessary rights to assert a patent? The inability to be able to properly show that you have these rights can undermine your efforts when trying to create, or enforce intellectual property. THE IPN will conduct a full audit of your intellectual property to ensure that assignments properly demonstrate current ownership, and when necessary will correct errors.
INVENTOR RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT
IP ADVANTAGEBrief Summary: Wall in competitors by using our data driven process to patent your own product, or expand existing IP in ways that blocks a competitors innovation opportunities while strengthening your own product and portfolio and bolstering your defense against infringement.
Detailed Description: Using several sources of data and analytics we examine and research your product and IP assets to identify areas of patent coverage in addition to future or pending patent needs, or lack of coverage to identify un-patented areas, industries or verticals to strengthen and fortify your own product or existing IP. We also review the anticipated development cycle of your product line over the next 1, 2, and 3 years as well as any possible future applications that may be developed. We then do a similar analysis on your direct competitors and compare the two data sets. Using this complete data set we create an IP roadmap for your company and build claims that protect your future innovations while limiting innovation opportunities for your competitors.