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Developing and Managing an Intellectual Property Portfolio

  • Ryan W. O’Donnell
  • John J. O’Malley
  • Randolph J. Huis
  • Gerald B. HaltJr
Chapter

It is important to have a well-organized and focused intellectual property management program in place in order properly develop and enforce a company’s intellectual property rights. Factors that should be considered in developing an intellectual property portfolio management programs include: (1) strategic considerations in developing an IP portfolio; (2) administrative issues associated with managing the IP portfolio; and (3) ongoing IP diligence protecting rights and pursuing others.

Developing an Intellectual Property Portfolio Strategy

Developing a company’s IP portfolio strategy requires four steps: (1) identification of existing IP assets (an IP audit); (2) determining which of those assets are “core” assets (i.e., those assets that have a strategic importance to the company); (3) allocating resources to core and non-core assets as appropriate; and (4) setting up a program to ensure that those assets are periodically reviewed and maintained to ensure that the IP portfolio is...

Keywords

Intellectual Property Patent Application Intangible Asset Patent Protection Corporate Resource 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ryan W. O’Donnell
    • 1
  • John J. O’Malley
    • 1
  • Randolph J. Huis
    • 1
  • Gerald B. HaltJr
    • 1
  1. 1.Volpe and Koenig, P.CPhiladelphiaUSA

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