Here’s an overview of what IPX provides:
- Who holds patents in the same classes?
- How does this patent rank in its class?
- What makes this technology unique?
- What competing approaches are nearby in patents and academic literature?
- Which of these terms show up on corporate websites?
- What products and academic research describe the same concepts?
- Who references my portfolio, clusters or patents the most?
- Who holds the most valuable patents that reference this portfolio?
- Who holds the patents that describe concepts that are most similar to this disclosure, application or patent?
- How many of the 100 most similar patents do various assignees hold?
- Which of those are the most valuable?
- Do they create validity risks for my patents?
All of these criteria are then used to find candidates for co-development, licensing and enforcement.
- An institution’s applications and patents let you know about its strategic direction.
- What is its product/business strategy?
- Does it have a need for the art described in our patents or applications?
- Should we file new disclosures based on our research direction and its anticipated needs?
- Does the candidate have products with implications for our patents?
- Who are the best partners to help us monetize the patent or cluster?