PATENT PORTFOLIO MINING

Not all patents are created equal. Patents across an industry and even within a given patent portfolio can vary widely in terms of scope, seminality and enforceability. Therefore, any IP enforcement or patent monetization campaign necessitates not only a broad understanding of the patent portfolio and its applications but also a deep understanding of the most valuable assets of the patent portfolio.

Our IP monetization team helps clients mine patent portfolios for the best patents in a given patent portfolio. This is achieved by combination of algorithmic approaches and expert technical review to rank each patent on parameters clients care most about. Our patent portfolio analysis provides not just results, but also confidence in an approach that has been continuously improved for over 10 years - and validated through successes in past patent licensing and patent litigation.

Our patent portfolio analysis is built upon a deeply researched algorithm based on over 40 parameters (a few given below) - and ranks each patent according to a highly customized PodRank.

The results and analysis are readily actionable. Once the most valuable assets of the patent portfolio are identified, our experts identify potential patent licensing/patent litigation targets that use the patented technologies and meet specific revenue/market profiles.

For each high-value asset and target products, Copperpod's patent monetization experts then collect Evidence of Use (EoU) to build claim charts and other collateral necessary to launch a patent enforcement/patent monetization campaign that is engineered to be successful, coherent and cost-effective.

Determining Patent Quality for Patent Licensing and Acquisitions

How do you measure the quality of a patent? Questions like these are most relevant to the businesses that have suffered years of litigation involving questionable internet and telecom patents. A patent must survive the challenges that await it. We take a look at the various parameters that greatly strengthen a high-quality patent.

What is Patent Licensing and Why Should Anyone Care?

“The process of patent licensing includes a patent holder that legally allows another party to sell, import, or use his invention for a particular period of time in a particular geographical region and in return for a license fee. A license is a written contract and may include whatever provisions the parties agree upon, including the payment of fees whether one time or royalties."

Patent Monetization: Leveraging Technology For A Greater ROI

Traditionally business houses across the world invested huge funds to generate intellectual property by R&D activities. The major motivation for these intellectual property rights was to leverage the first mover advantage and to keep the competition at bay. However, with changing business landscape these incentives may no longer be sufficient to justify the R&D cost. Companies, across the world, have started considering their R&D centres as profit centres rather than cost centre.

U.S.C. §101: Patent Subject Matter Eligibility

While drafting a patent application, it goes through the scrutiny of whether it falls under the legal requirements for patentability or not. The description of an invention must be so clear that anyone could copy or make the invention by reading the patent application and/or issued patent. Therefore, an experienced patent practitioner who is familiar with the law and technological area of the invention will provide a great value-added to a patent project.

Trying to license your technology - but don't know where to start? Here's a sample patent license agreement you can use!