A year and a half ago the excel spreadsheet I used to manage our company’s patent portfolio was about to collaps. 400 pages with many, many tabs. It was no longer an option. Together with our external patent attorney I started looking for an external online tool which could make my work easier and the day to day management and administration of the portfolio so that it was easily available to the IP team but also where our external patent attorneys could also work on the same tool.
As my team is spread between three different locations in the world, it was important to find something that was immediately updated, easy to use and which provided us with the “assistance” we needed. We reviewed several different available online IP tools, but after the presentation of IPfolio we knew what we wanted. It took a while to get everything set up exactly the way we wanted it, but IPfolio helped us the whole way and even programmed some extra tools just for us. I can highly recommend IPfolio both for small and large companies.
If you want an IP management tool that is meant to help you and make your life “easier” – then IPfolio is definitely the tool to choose.