IP strategists suggest that having a right strategy in place right from the outset of invention disclosure will help companies cut down their overall patent maintenance costs. With a little planning and preparation, you can learn how to manage your costs and achieve significant savings. Established companies, regardless of their assets or market values, look for every possible way to reduce direct and indirect costs.
Huge sums of time and money are invested to support ongoing research and development efforts globally, particularly in the most innovative industries like pharma, healthcare and biotechnology. The global R&D spending  is at a record high of US$1.7 trillion of which 80% of total spending is only from the Top 10 countries.
It’s been a busy year for mergers and acquisitions, with a number of billion dollar deals that happened. We tracked and analyzed over 700 Mergers & Acquisitions that occurred in 2017 and extracted the 20 largest deals across 9 industries, valued above $5 B.
Is my invention management solution rational?
As an IP Counsel, you already know from experience how crucial the invention disclosure is, as is having a scalable and future-ready Invention Management Solution (IMS) in place, because the destiny of a patent starts right from its conception.
When a Notice of Allowance (NOA) is received by the Applicant, it means that a patent application will no longer be reviewed by the examiner and it is entitled to the patent under the law. In other words, an application is about to be issued after the prosecution phase.
Intellectual property (IP) protection is as important today as it has ever been for start-ups. For beginners, the prospect of where to start can be daunting.
A patentability search and analysis are carried out to ensure that an invention would meet the novelty and non-obviousness requirements for obtaining a patent. However, such search and analysis would not be effective unless claimable subject matter is identified correctly. A patent agent or attorney needs to thereafter determine the breadth of the claimable matter by examining the disclosure along with the prior art identified in the search in order to complete the analysis.
If you are involved in any patent litigation, whether you are the plaintiff or defendant, you naturally want to know the potential outcome of your case. At this stage, it would be helpful to be able to forecast the outcome of the litigation.