Without IPfolio, transitioning to a much more efficient IP management model would have been impossible for Leica Microsystems, according to Chief Patent Counsel Tony Afram. The new model, which uses key principles of the Danaher Business System such as standard work and visual management, has changed the way Leica runs its global IP program.

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IDT’s Director of IP and Licensing Bruce Elder discusses the impact that IPfolio has made on the company’s global IP management program. A former startup CEO, his IP management philosophy focuses on improving the value of business assets and helping IDT secure its sources of revenue and increase net income. This case study reveals how IPfolio is helping him in both areas.

 

 

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When Teddy Joe joined Zynga in 2014 as Senior Patent Counsel and Mayor of PatentVille, he knew he needed an IP management system to help inventory the present and strategically plan for the future. He explains why he chose IPfolio, how it made him a hero at the company and how his IP management platform keeps both executives and engineers happy.

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While docketing systems have served law firms well for more than two decades, they are not the most appropriate tools for managing an IP portfolio from a business perspective inside a company. This white paper discusses the evolution of docketing as well as a new generation of intellectual asset management tools that better serve the needs of corporate IP groups.

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In a surprising number of organizations, an Excel spreadsheet is still the tool of choice for managing the IP portfolio. This white paper examines the fundamental limitations of using a spreadsheet as an IP management tool, and discusses alternatives.

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In order to align their IP strategy with their overall business strategy, C-Level executives need to know exactly what is in their organization’s portfolio, and how it relates to the bigger picture of their business.

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This white paper on corporate IP reporting practices by Dr. Patrick Sullivan and Rupert Mayer was initially published as an article in IAM magazine’s September/October 2011 edition.

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Strategy is the last of the three-part white paper series that small-to-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can craft to implement WIPO’s IP management recommendations for effective IP management.

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Visualization is phase two of the three-part white paper series based on WIPO’s guidelines for IP Management for SMEs. It is the best method to understand all of the IP-related information that you organized during part one.

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A snapshot of IPfolio and a summary of its impact on every company that needs to transform its IP into assets and manage a global patent portfolio.

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