Decades Of Experience Managing IP Portfolios
Intellectual property often comprises a company’s most valuable asset. As a company innovates, the process of developing, protecting, and maintaining the intellectual property associated with that innovation needs to be an ongoing dynamic process if the maximum value is going to be derived from dollars spent. We excel in assisting our clients in balancing cost vs. value in determining when and what (if any) intellectual property protection is appropriate. We strive to understand our clients’ markets, competitors, margins, and product life cycles in providing guidance.
Patent Prosecution And Litigation
Where patents are appropriate, the patent attorneys at Christensen, Fonder, Dardi have developed patent portfolios for clients throughout the country and globally in diverse technology areas. Our firm includes attorneys with advanced degrees in several science and technology fields. Our IP attorneys and dedicated staff are diligently developing, supervising, and monitoring extensive client global patent portfolios on a daily basis. Portfolios developed by our attorneys have been licensed for hundreds of millions of dollars, and the patents in these portfolios have been successfully enforced in the U.S. and abroad. Our IP attorneys include lawyers who have litigated and arbitrated many IP-based cases.
Beyond preparing state-of-the-art patent applications and prosecuting the applications in the U.S. and throughout the world, Christensen, Fonder, Dardi provides state-of-the-art tools for assessing a company’s IP position with respect to competitors. We offer monitoring services for competitors’ pending applications, or within specific technologies. We also can monitor litigation with which the competitors are involved, and competitor’s press releases.
Begin With A Comprehensive Audit
From your initial consultation, we will evaluate your current IP portfolio – always with an eye on your business goals and your position in the marketplace. In many cases, even before a formal engagement, we can provide an assessment of your company’s portfolio compared to your competitors’ portfolios with respect to particular products and/or technologies.
We Devise Customized Management Strategies
Ongoing management of intellectual property can allow your business to maximize its value. When our clients encounter a risk or opportunity, we are ready to share vital insights based on their portfolio.
Our efforts often include:
- Conducting due diligence investigations of the business, the market or competitors
- Guiding licensing agreements and negotiation
- Preparing for purchase or sale of IP rights
- Synchronizing IP-related actions with business decisions such as product launches or business acquisitions
- Filing for patents and trademarks of new products, services or concepts
- Creating internal policies and employee training to protect trade secrets and other forms of IP
- Holding other parties accountable for infringement or defending against infringement claims
We take a data-driven approach when developing portfolio management strategies. Our law firm employs cutting-edge legal tools to monitor competitors’ patent portfolios. Blending sophisticated analysis with experience, we are attentive to the positioning of your IP assets.
Contact An Innovative IP-Focused Team
Our firm has effectively managed hundreds of assets in portfolios in technologies such as:
- Medical Devices
- Agricultural equipment
- Material handling equipment
- Consumer Christmas products
- Consumer and office furniture