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Portfolio and Cost Management

We can advise you on all aspects of managing your portfolio and the associated costs. We will work with you to evaluate new developments in your technology and advise you on possible filing strategies, including what to claim and when and where to file.

We guide and direct foreign IP filing programmes, keeping our clients appraised of the costs involved. We can provide you with an outline budget for such a programme in advance.

We will review your portfolio of cases regularly and recommend changes in your prosecution strategy where appropriate. These may reflect developments in your business or changes in the markets in which you operate. We will ensure that any patent claims on file meet your commercial needs and we will support you in managing your portfolio and costs as a whole. We will also advise on how to speed up or slow down patent and design prosecution for tactical reasons. We can schedule regular meetings with you to discuss changes in your business and adapt your prosecution strategy as required.

An important part of managing a portfolio is control and management of cost, and maximising value.  We use a forecasting application to provide our clients with quick and easy cost prediction, either to meet annual budgeting requirements, or to provide transparency of potential up-coming costs on particular matters.  The app is integrated with live case data and can track and predict the costs of filings, prosecution, allowance and grant, renewals and other fees on selected families of cases or across an entire portfolio.