|IP Portfolio Management|
Having invested in generating or acquiring IP, it becomes essential that your organisation's IP portfolio is managed mot effectively. Also important is that as your company continues with its research and development of new products, that this newly generated IP is captured, assessed to ensure fit with corporate long and short-term plans and, where appropriate, suitably protected.
Wrays assists organisations to develop IP management processes and structures which enable the effective management of their IP portfolios in-house, and ensure IP activities remain consistent with business objectives.
This may simply involve setting up an effective database and records management system which allows a company to keep track of its IP portfolio to ensure that important dates are met, and which enables easy access to the information they require. Alternatively, it may involve guidance with the development of effective IP policies and procedures for key personnel to follow.
We are happy to work with people that may already have some responsibility for IP matters within an organisation with the aim of helping them deal more effectively with such issues. Alternatively, we can assume the role of IP manager within an organisation on a part-time basis as required, thereby freeing up other key personnel to work in roles in which they are most effective.
We will assist with setting up regular searching strategies to effectively monitor the IP landscape in specific areas of technology and hence help keep a business abreast of what its customers and competitors are doing - either as part of an in-house IP management role, or as a one-off project service.