Licensing and Cobranding
Strategic Portfolio Analysis and IP Culling
Filing in Emerging Countries
Company Confidentiality Policy
An LP client with multiple U.S. and international offices and business units was challenged by inconsistent internal treatment of documents containing varying degrees of confidential and proprietary information. We worked with the client to develop a comprehensive company-wide documented confidentiality policy, including guidelines covering multiple categories (levels) of confidentiality and disclosure approval workflows for each category of documents.
Strategic IP Portfolio Review
A client with a large international patent portfolio was spending a substantial amount of money routinely maintaining patent filings without understanding the direct or strategic value of the filings and conducting meaningful cost-benefit analyses. LP worked with the client to identify patent filings covering outdated technology, having limited scope, and covering inventions that no longer were core to the business. We discussed monetization options (such as selling or licensing these patents) and helped the client undertake realistic cost-benefit analyses. In the end, the client substantially reduced the size of its patent portfolio and eliminated tens of thousands of dollars of unnecessary annual carrying costs.
New Product Patent Clearance
A client wanted to introduce a new product into a market saturated with nearly 100 patent filings owned by a competitor known to be particularly litigious in enforcing its patent rights. LP helped the client understand the scope of coverage of the competitor’s patent filings, and guided the client with development of the new product to successfully navigate the minefield of patents owned by the competitor.
We are really good at helping clients tie IP decisions and investments to business strategies. Our level of sophistication and quality of work is on par with larger law firms, but at a lower cost.