Top 5 Tips To Improve Your Patent Management Process

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If you are part of an IP department in a mid-to-large size organization, you are probably facing the same issues as other organizations: More filings with limited budgets, and a greater need for responsiveness to the business clients with a smaller team. In short, you and your team are being asked to do much more with less resources.

Maximizing process efficiency is one of the IP department's biggest challenges for effective patent management. Here are the the top 5 tips to optimize your patent management processes:

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Top 5 Tips To Improve Your Patent Management Process

  1. 1. TOP 5 TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR PATENT MANAGEMENT PROCESS FROM “SUPPORT” TO STRATEGIC”
  2. 2. Tip 1: Self Service for Inventors & Service Providers Increase efficiency, reduces costs Image courtesy of nbr.co.nz FROM “SUPPORT” TO STRATEGIC”
  3. 3. Tip 1: Self Service for Inventors & Service Providers Encourage collaboration Image courtesy of nextup.files.wordpress.com FROM “SUPPORT” TO STRATEGIC”
  4. 4. Tip 2: Electronic Case Repository Get better visibility into the entire patent life-cycle Image courtesy of pristinehomeserverices.com FROM “SUPPORT” TO STRATEGIC”
  5. 5. Tip 2: Electronic Case Repository Prior Art References File History Patent Family Correspondence Financials Become a progressive legal department Image courtesy of axainforma.com FROM “SUPPORT” TO STRATEGIC”
  6. 6. Tip 3: Integrate Billing & Estimates Into Workflow Processes Track official and professional fees; Monitor expenses and extensions Image courtesy of pmtechweb.com FROM “SUPPORT” TO STRATEGIC”
  7. 7. Tip 3: Integrate Billing & Estimates Into Workflow Processes Optimize your financial performance Image courtesy of pmtechweb.com FROM “SUPPORT” TO STRATEGIC”
  8. 8. Tip 4: Automate Manual Operations AU TO MAT E Save time, automate manual processes Image courtesy of rrsd.mb.ca FROM “SUPPORT” TO STRATEGIC”
  9. 9. Tip 4: Automate Manual Operations Identify all opportunities to automate, let technology help you Image courtesy of industrial-automation-hands-on.com FROM “SUPPORT” TO STRATEGIC”
  10. 10. Tip 5: Patent Characterization Characterize portfolios by technology areas, business units, products, & ratings Image courtesy of state-itc.org.com FROM “SUPPORT” TO STRATEGIC”
  11. 11. Tip 5: Patent Characterization Use analytical tools to spot trends, find anomalies, identify strengths/weaknesses Image courtesy of apartmenttherapy.com FROM “SUPPORT” TO STRATEGIC”
  12. 12. VISIT: www.lecorpio.com or CALL: (408) 850-7260 FROM “SUPPORT” TO STRATEGIC”
  13. 13. TRANSFORM YOUR LEGAL DEPARTMENT FROM “SUPPORT” TO STRATEGIC”

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