Most Startups, SMEs, as well as large Enterprises come to a stage where they find they need patents to sharpen their competitive edge. They reach or aspire to reach a level of success where the intellectual property (IP) becomes a necessity, but patent portfolio development is perplexing.
Unfortunately, building and managing your IP is a topic that is neither taught in business nor engineering school. What makes the situation worse is that unlike other areas of business – marketing, sales, finance, etc. – there are no readily available management tools or workflows to build, grow, and manage patents.
Most decision-makers resort to hiring a patent attorney or law firm to help them solve the conundrum which is an expensive way to go about developing a patent portfolio and may miss entirely the strategic goals of your enterprise.
Bottom Line: Decision makers at these companies get overwhelmed with cost as well as the process involved in implementation of a patent program.
If what we discussed above sounds like your concerns, join Tom Franklin, Co-founder of Triangle IP and a seasoned patent attorney with more than two decades of experience in building and managing patent portfolios of SMEs and large enterprise.
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Co-founder @ Triangle IP
Tom Franklin is a thought leader in development of innovation capture programs and other intellectual capital management tools. He practices as patent prosecution partner at a top firm with two decades of experience in the patent area. Tom joined Triangle IP to demystify patent protection to democratize participation in the innovation economy.