Assessing the quality of patents and large patent portfolios based on quantitative approaches – Opportunities, threats and the new St. Gallen Patent Index™ (SGPI™) as an innovative and strong approach
Marc Tobias (BGW, Switzerland)
Imagine you need to present functional KPIs to the CEO; Imagine your company is redefining its technology strategy and you need to (re)value the patent portfolio; Imagine you need to develop a patent strategy with regard to an IP portfolio benchmark of your competitors; Imagine your Head of R&D is approaching you urgently to receive a first IP-Value-Assessment as well as IP-Trends in a totally new technology field for your company.
Often companies and also governmental institutions need a quantitative assessment of patents and patent portfolios. But existing approaches have different challenges or shortcomings. Based on scientific research over several years the SGPI™ has been developed by a consortia lead by the Institute of Technology Management at the University of St. Gallen. This new approach is trying to overcome these shortcomings.
The presentation will give a short overview on the scientific state of the art regarding quantitative patent portfolio assessment and discuss existing approaches as well as needs of companies and institutions. Further on the SGPI™ with its integrated bottom-up and top-down approach will be presented including sample results.