IP Business Congress Asia 2013
Building Effective IP Portfolios
Viktor Cheng
Director, NIEO, NTU
Nanyang Technological University
- a research-intensive public university
IP Portfolio
- according to 2012 Annual Report
Intellectual
Capital

Research Dollars
Industry Partners

Intellectual
Prop...
Building effective IP Portfolio
- How will research at NTU prepare us for a better future?
• Rapidly growing portfolio
• P...
IP Portfolio Management
- learning points
• Effective Conversation
• Technical – invention, reverse
engineering, reducing ...
IP Portfolio Management
- valley of death
• Translational Research (“Crossing the Chasm”)
• Bridging domain specific Techn...
Building Technology and Business Bridges
• Research Collaboration
to include bridges right
from the start

• Technology an...
Summary
• Strategic Intent drives portfolio management strategy, polices and
processes
• IP in Different Domains may requi...
Thank You
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IP Business Congress Asia 2013

  1. 1. IP Business Congress Asia 2013 Building Effective IP Portfolios Viktor Cheng Director, NIEO, NTU
  2. 2. Nanyang Technological University - a research-intensive public university
  3. 3. IP Portfolio - according to 2012 Annual Report Intellectual Capital Research Dollars Industry Partners Intellectual Property Assets 3
  4. 4. Building effective IP Portfolio - How will research at NTU prepare us for a better future? • Rapidly growing portfolio • Patent prosecution • Agreements • Impact versus Commercialisation 1:200 • Industry collaboration • Spin-offs • Licensing 4
  5. 5. IP Portfolio Management - learning points • Effective Conversation • Technical – invention, reverse engineering, reducing to practice • Business – strategic intent, industry needs, innovation timeframe, go-to market priorities • Legal – claims, freedom to operate, jurisdictions, provisional, PCT • IP lifecycles for different Subject Matters can be very different 5
  6. 6. IP Portfolio Management - valley of death • Translational Research (“Crossing the Chasm”) • Bridging domain specific Technology Readiness Level (TRL) gaps between 4 and 6 Crossing the Chasm http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201011/cmselect/cmsctech/619/61906.htm 6
  7. 7. Building Technology and Business Bridges • Research Collaboration to include bridges right from the start • Technology and Business Accelerators to build the bridges 7
  8. 8. Summary • Strategic Intent drives portfolio management strategy, polices and processes • IP in Different Domains may require Different approaches and treatment • Effective Conversations amongst technical, business and legal parties are crucial • Have a domain specific strategy to bridge the valley of death when crossing over from TRL 4 to 6 8
  9. 9. Thank You

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