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The Questions We Answer

Essential Insights for Business Success

Where are we in the IP landscape?

Which competitive changes are happening today that could help or hurt our position tomorrow?

What are the white spaces?

Which emerging opportunities or gaps deserve further attention and investment?

Who are the best partners?

How can we identify optimal development, licensing or strategic partners to accelerate our pipeline?

How to identify new technologies?

Which external IP and innovation will provide new, valuable and defensible capabilities?

Is there freedom to operate?

How can we confirm we have the right to practice? Conversely, how can we prove patent infringement?

What is the IP worth?

What is the fair value of IP or intangibles in licensing, sale, disposition or transfer?


IP & Innovation Strategy Services

Leverage our experience to outmaneuver your competition

Build up your IP portfolio

Leverage Perception Partners to understand the state of the art, mine ideas from others, and obtain intelligence to know which white spaces to pursue. We use IP analytics to align your business objectives to industry activity to show where you can get new patents, acquire additional IP and deliberately invent your way into a high value leadership position. The results: higher valuations, more supplier leverage and greater exit multiples.

Review patent estates

From assessing your own patent portfolio to examining acquisition targets for IP synergies, our fact-based insights help you rank, score and prioritize strategic options as you form opinions on valuations and due diligence. The results: greater certainty on where value lies, and quantification of potential risks to along the way.

Optimize the search for new technology

Scouting external technologies for in-license or acquisition through an open innovation program? Exploring new markets for current products? Our systematic tech mining approach proactively screens technology provider portfolios from global big data. The results: find innovation opportunities with precisely the properties and value proposition you seek

IP & Technology Intelligence

IP analytics to spot challengers early

Intellar™ competitive monitoring

Intellar continuously mines the deep web for innovation opportunities and IP risk related to your hot topics. Intellar converts global patent, literature & news streams to a story, charting leading and lagging activity right now in your industry. The results: better avoidance, build, buy or investment decisions

IP search & technology landscaping

Our seasoned experts help map out your industry and a path for your IP leadership within it. Use our search reports to evaluate novelty, validity, freedom to operate and the state of the art. The results: compelling evidence of use that proves IP infringement; and rich business stories to inspire executive action

Monitor for counterfeits

Shield of Approval brand protection services produce evidence of serious infringement to generate hard-to-defeat takedown requests and quickly remove counterfeiters from marketplaces, websites, search engines and social media. The results: new ways to generate significant returns from your IP portfolio

IP Brokerage & Patent Monetization

Win-win deal-making for buyers & sellers

Value IP the right way for the right situation

What’s the IP worth? It varies for every option. Our expert team defines your options to collect comparables, assess the cost basis, & project market growth. The results: get smart revenue, royalty and damages estimates you can bank on

Selling? Get what you seek for your IP

We are patent brokers and IP transaction specialists that can out-license assets, monetize patents and drive technology transfer for higher returns on shorter timelines. How? Compelling evidence of use, well-designed marketing packages and a qualified network of IP dealmakers that know and trust us. The results: multiple qualified offers resulting in a best market price for IP sales

Buying? Perfect technology acquisition

Our certified licensing executives specialize in creative solutions. Our proven approach ensures cost-effective negotiations to help you acquire technologies from an extensive university, corporate and institutional network. The results: low-cost entry points to technology ready to commercialize, supported by know-how and show-how to get up to scale and out to market efficiently


IP & Innovation Strategy Case Studies

Expert solutions for complex business situations

Open Innovation Case Study

Technology scouting in food & beverage

Worked with a public Food & Beverage company to analyze their IP landscape for attractive process technologies. Focus was on high pressure pasteurization to maintain food fresh flavor with much longer shelf life. Identified a top-ten list of potential partners, and provided anonymous outreach to qualify willingness to collaborate/license/sell. Client selected two partners for implementation.

Technology Intelligence Case Study

Patent mapping in LTE telecom standards

In conjunction with experts at the Georgia Tech Research Institute, we lead the review of thousands of patents to align them to the global telecom standards for Long Term Evolution (LTE). The effort convincingly identified which "4G" patents likely read on standards of interest to our client, and who the leading players were. This greatly aided 9-figure cross licensing negotiations for a major consumer electronics company.

Patent Monetization Case Study

Pursuing semiconductor litigation

Worked with defendants counsel to identify high quality patents to be used as counterclaims in semiconductor patent infringement litigation. Using patent analytics to compare thousands of external IP portfolios to reverse engineering data, we identified non-competitive players "willing to sell." This resulted in acquiring a patent portfolio for 7-figures (in less than 100 days) which, when counter-asserted, led to settlement of the case and mitigated a potential 9-figure liability.

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IP & innovation experts here to serve your organization


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Bringing teams a brighter future, faster

  • Avon
  • Boral
  • Coca-Cola
  • Huber
  • Whirlpool
  • PNNL