IP due diligence

Evaluate the ability of IP assets to protect market positioning, fulfil promises made to investors and create value both now and in the future.

Fully understand the patent environment of a future corporate acquisition, or a company in which the client wishes to invest.

Methodology

Conduct interviews with company directors and key business managers.

Understand the project, the business plan, the market in question, competitive positioning, key selling points and points of differentiation.

Analysis of IP assets and their ability to protect market positioning, and fulfil promises made to investors.
Qualitative analysis of IP assets and check to ensure they align with business objectives. Positioning of IP assets against technological and application building blocks targeted by the company.

Carry out IP mapping of the close technological environment and a qualitative/ quantitative comparison of the company’s portfolio with those of other players in the field.

— Inventive activity — Technological trends — Geographical coverage — Historical players and new entrants — Patent positioning for the main IP owners — Aggressiveness within the domain — High-impact patents which can hinder the freedom to operate — The existence of standards

Diagnostics of risks and IP opportunities related to the environment.

Opinion on the role IP can play to the value of the business, both now and in the future.

Recommendations for establishing an IP strategy.

Deliverables

Analysis report in Word format.