Our view of the IP processes

The figure above explains basic IP stakeholders in a simplified format. The green arrows identify the areas where TLEpatent can bring added value to a company with IP needs.

1. Corporate management
  • IP strategy formulation
  • Optimization of internal IP processes
    • Invention report processes
    • Employee invention rewards
    • Portfolio management
  • Operating the internal IP processes
    • Invention evaluation
    • Porfolio management decisions
2. Inventors
  • IP awareness trainings
  • Facilitating idea harvesting workshops
  • Acting as an link (or interpreter) between inventors and external attorneys reducing the amount of work inventors need for patent prosecution
3. External Attorneys
  • Contract and price negotiations
  • Management of external attorneys
    • Instructing external attorneys
    • Quality control of external attorney work
  • Reducing the amount of irrelevant information to corporation management
  • “Interpreting” between legal and business/technical language
  • Working together with corporate management in decision making processes regarding business relevant issues. Communicating those decisions to the external attorneys
4. Link between Corporation Management and other companies
  • Supporting Merger and Aquistion (M&A) activities
    • Evaluation of IP assets of a target company
    • Presenting the own IP assets to a potential acquirer
    • Checking the IP terms in the agreements
  • Supporting Licensing & Litigation (L&L) activities
    • Defensive
      • Evaluating the asserted patents
      • Non-infrigment analysis
      • Patent invalidation analysis
      • Participating in formulating the defensive strategy
      • “Interpreting” between legal and business/technical language
      • Checking the IP terms in the agreements
    • Offensive
      • Finding & evaluating the assets to be used
      • Claim charting
      • Participating in formulating the offensive strategy
      • “Interpreting” between legal and business/technical language
      • Checking the IP terms in the agreements
5. Investors
  • For companies talking with investors
    • Convincing investors that the company has a credible “IP Story”
      • Preparing a marketing story and material for investors
      • Acting as “an IP front” towards the investors
    • Checking the IP terms in the agreements
  • For investors evaluating companies
    • Evaluating the value and potential of a target company IP
    • Assessing the IP risks of a target company
    • Evaluating IP processes and understanding in the target company