Ideally, an IPR portfolio underpins the strategy of a company and contributes to the company achieving its stated goals. Accordingly, the composition of an IPR portfolio should be pivotal in the preparation of an IPR strategy.
Since the goals and strategy of a company usually change over time, the IPR portfolio requirements will also change. Therefore, it is important that a careful IPR portfolio check be carried our regularly with a view to assesing what rights no longer contribute positively to the company, and determining how the portfolio can be strengthened.
At Hoffmann Dragsted, we take full responsibility for handling all aspects of our clients' IPR portfolio. We can help you assess existing rights in order to identify what rights no longer contribute positively to your company, e.g. rights that cover outdated technology. We can also identify areas of the portfolio that need to be strengthened. Rights that do not fit into the portfolio should be eliminated in order to reduce costs, hence allowing for investment in new rights that may boost the portfolio and ensure that it meets future requirements.
The administrative tasks related to our clients' IPR portfolios are handled professionally by our team of well-educated and competent Patent Paralegals. They have the knowledge required and always maintain the overview necessary to be able to navigate and communicate in a complicated patent system. Among other things, they:
- Administer statutory deadlines
- Pay renewal fees
- Prepare instructions to our network of international associates
- Proof-read patent applications, replies to examination report, etc.
- File patent applications
- File examination report replies to the Danish, European and International patent authorities
- Prepare case-related reports
- Report to clients
- Update and maintain case data
inventor: »I invented something new - is it protectable?«
Development manager: »I would like to know what my competitors are working on!«