Portfolio Planning & Strategy

Many successful companies accumulate a portfolio of patents that protect their investments in research and development. As time passes and the marketplace shifts, there may be a need to reevaluate where patent protection is still needed and where it is not.

At Pauly DeVries Smith & Deffner we offer help to clients in reviewing their patent portfolios and we offer guidance on how they can best realize the maximum benefits of intellectual property assets within budgetary constraints. Sometimes our evaluation leads us to advise trimming back parts of a portfolio that are no longer needed.  At other times our evaluation leads us to advise expanding the scope of rights in an important product or technology in the U.S. or foreign jurisdictions to maximize competitive advantage.

Whatever the outcome, our common sense approach to this process helps clients wisely match capital investment to business opportunities and helps assure that the highest possible return on investment is achieved.