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IP audit strategy / Internal company IP policy

Many organisations have technologies and IP that have been developed and then left ‘on the shelf’ consuming resources and funds for their maintenance with little or no plan for commercialisation.

Many organisations have technologies and IP that have been developed and then left ‘on the shelf’ consuming resources and funds for their maintenance with little or no plan for commercialisation.

FIS360 are expert in assessing the IP portfolio within an organisation and then providing a clear, high level plan for how to deal with these patents and IP.

As companies grow and evolve some technologies may no longer be core to activities but could still offer a commercial return by being licensed or sold to others.

Similarly, companies continue to work on some technology development projects, which may no longer have any commercial value. FIS360 can assist companies by providing an independent, fact-based commercial assessment to adapt or close projects which allows resources to be directed elsewhere for greater returns.

The provision of an external view can sometimes provide an alternative and updated approach to existing projects.

Companies who employ talented people, by their very nature, are usually entrepreneurial and come up with new technologies and subsequent IP.

These should be welcomed, yet there is also a very real need to manage these new innovations and those behind them.

FIS360 can support an organisation to design and implement a fit for purpose IP strategy which can effectively and efficiently filter these ideas enabling, the client to focus on ideas which are aligned with the mission of the business and outsource.

There may also be ideas which should be dismissed, ideas which are outside the realms of the company. This brings a real need for these to be managed sensitively so as to not discourage future idea generation or dishearten personnel.