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IP Professionals make hundreds of decisions per month and too often feel like they’re flying blind, without enough decision support on the value of patents. Budgets are tight, there is more scrutiny on the business impact of portfolio management decisions such as pruning, and less tolerance for unnecessary payments on dead weight patents. Just like portfolio managers and the law firms supporting them can’t just default to paying to maintain everything, the overwhelming tendency is to pay out of fear. Imagine dropping an asset that would have later become a crown jewel with real blocking potential. Such a mistake can be career limiting.
So, there is zero tolerance for allowing truly valuable patent assets to fall into the public domain, but less money to protect and maintain. These competing interests increasingly weigh on decision makers.
This webinar will discuss tips and best practices for corporations and law firms to make better decisions faster, focusing on efficient, pragmatic workflows that will guard against making critical mistakes.
Join Gene Quinn, patent attorney and founder of IPWatchdog.com, as he moderates a discussion on how to make responsible pruning decisions in the face of growing budgetary pressures. Joining Gene will be Mark Stignani, Partner, Barnes & Thornberg, Adam Greyson, Intellectual Property Strategist, HP, and Matt Troyer, Senior Director, AcclaimIP Product Manager, Anaqua.