IP Portfolio Development and Audit/Mining for a Global Automotive Major

Project Description

Why they approached us

  • Were facing difficulty in identifying and uncovering potential IP within the organization
  • Lacked direction in patent portfolio development in the past
  • Unhappy with the quality of patents provided by previous service provider

What did we do

  • Performed a comprehensive IP audit/ mining exercise through document review, interviews and extrinsic/intrinsic research
  • Performed technology landscape and identified white spaces to help the R&D department reorganize their portfolio and channelize their research efforts
  • Invention disclosure exercise and patentability analysis and patent drafting was taken up by our team comprising of members having strong technology and patent expertise
  • Uncovered IP, created inventory and classified based on value of the IP to the company

Impact

  • Helped the company establish process/mechanism to uncover IP effectively and efficiently in the future
  • Analyzed 300 inventions to determine their value to the company and filed more than 100 applications with high and medium value to the company
  • Company‚Äôs IP portfolio now has direction and has a clear emphasis from strategic investments in R & D to IP filings
  • Date: 2016
  • Client: A leading global automotive company
  • Category: IP

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