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Intellectual Property Strategy Development

LIPSA helps companies create Intellectual Property (“IP”) Strategy Programs that support and enhance their primary business objectives.  Whether creating new revenue streams, improving upon competitive advantages, building defensive mechanisms against competitors or eliminating ongoing maintenance costs, we can help you create real value with your intellectual property.

Creation and implementation of a successful IP Strategy

Creation and implementation of a successful IP Strategy is a continuous process that starts with a clear understanding of your current business strategy, operating environment and desired outcome or end state.  IP strategies should also be periodically re-assessed in light of changes in business objectives, technology, legal or regulatory environments, competitor activities and market conditions.

We are business advisors with nearly three decades of experience in business development, licensing and IP strategy and can put the competitive intelligence processes in place to help you stay abreast of any changes in the marketplace and identify when or what adjustments need to be made to your strategy.

The Successful IP Strategies We Develop Include Answers to:

  • What IP assets are owned by an organization?
  • How is an organization positioned in the marketplace?
  • What options are available to create value or competitive advantage?
  • What changes must be made to stay on target toward the desired outcome?

What To Expect

Projects may vary depending upon the type of support needed, urgency of the matter and magnitude of the situation. In all cases, we highly recommend that a Statement of Work ("SoW") be used to define the objectives and specific performance that is to be obtained.

Generally, most IP Strategy projects develop along three phases:

Phase I - Statement of Work:
Your situation is reviewed and we work with you to determine the scope of the problem or question, desired timing, available resources and deliverables. On-site interviews may be conducted, various documents reviewed or further external research conducted to fully capture what needs to be done.  Following completion of the investigation, a project estimate is developed and incorporated into a Statement of Work which is submitted to you for approval.

Phase II - Execution:
Prior to the main body of work being conducted, a preliminary analysis is performed and reviewed with you to ensure that the project scope was properly captured and the results are as desired. Adjustments are made, if needed, to the project definition and the main body of work is completed and recommendations developed.  At all times, there is extensive interaction with the project sponsor so unexpected findings are resolved and are appropriately incorporated into the final work product.

Phase III - Deliverables:
Typically, a final report is provided and, if desired, a formal presentation may be made. Presentations are helpful when an interactive briefing is desired to audiences that are less comfortable with intellectual property or when the subject matter is less suitable to written form.