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Cipher Report on Portfolio Optimisation

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At the end of 2019 Cipher conducted a global survey in collaboration with IAM to ascertain whether organisations believe they have too many patents, too few or both, whether their business strategy is aligned with their portfolio and indeed, what strategic purpose their portfolio serves. And the results have been eye-opening. Uncovering some hidden truths around patent portfolios, the Cipher Report on Portfolio Optimisation has finally gone viral.

Four key findings have come to light:

  • Over $40 billion is spent on patents each year, but less than 20% of companies report that their patent portfolio is the right size
  • Strategic investment in patents mitigates exposure to damages and royalties, an estimated 5% of company revenue
  • Patent strategy is increasingly being scrutinised by the C-suite and Board
  • Improvement in AI and machine learning means that on average 9% of their patent budgets are invested in Strategic Patent Intelligence

In a world where economic growth heavily depends on technology and the IP rights that protect those investments, Cipher has put forward a suggested model to optimise your portfolio, so that you might have confidence that your portfolio is, indeed, fit for purpose at all times.

For more information visit Portfolio Optimisation, or contact us directly to discuss whether this approach might be beneficial to you.

 

Cipher Report on Portfolio Optimisation

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With Cipher you can…

Portfolio Optimisation connecting cogs

Optimise your portfolio

Ensure you have the right portfolio to meet your strategic patenting objectives.

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Competitive Intelligence

Gather competitor intelligence

Understand who’s doing what by automating patent to technology mapping.

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Cross Licensing

Model cross licensing

Combine patent and revenue data to determine rational licensing outcomes.

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Manage your budget

Justify patent budgets and communicate the impact of your investment.

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Conduct due diligence

Automate manual reviews for efficient execution of M&A and licensing transactions.

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Tackle inbound patent assertion

Be prepared with evidence to create a fast and effective threat assessment.

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Benchmark your portfolio

Assess your portfolio in comparison to other owners through your technology lens.

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Monetise your portfolio

Identify opportunities to create value through licensing or sale of patent assets.

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Predict technology trends

Track new technologies and discover the unknown owners of future innovation.

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Create Risk Mitigation Strategies

Understand the materiality of your threats to define your risk mitigation strategy.

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Improve your patent strategy now

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