Strategic IP Counseling
Our freedom-to-operate and clearance opinions are an integral part of our intellectual property services and provide our clients with a practical evaluation of their products in relation to the current technological and industrial environment to minimize unnecessary expenditure on product development and avoid the risk of patent infringement. We may also assist our clients with formulating alternate product designs based on the results of the clearance studies. Our patent landscape searches similarly are a valuable tool in helping our clients formulate their long-term business strategies and maximize their product development resources. We analyze each client’s patent portfolio on an ongoing basis to ensure continuing value to the client and reduce non-essential costs associated with patent prosecution and maintenance of the portfolio. Practical advice is also provided regarding branding and patent marking. We may also help our institutional clients develop reward systems for inventors to continuously grow their IP assets and stay on the forefront of new technological advances.