Unified Patents (through Unified Consulting) offers comprehensive Intellectual Property (IP) services and expertise. The consulting services enable in-house IP departments to effectively execute programs, make better decisions on important IP matters, strategically align their patent portfolio with business interests, and successfully protect all forms of IP (including confidential information and trade secrets).

These services are provided by members of the Unified team and led by established experts in the field of IP management, litigation, licensing and competitive intelligence.

 

SERVICES

INFORMATION PROTECTION AND TRADE SECRET MANAGEMENT

Effectively protecting trade secrets and sensitive information is the foundation of any IP program and is becoming increasingly challenging in diverse and global corporate structures. Confidential information protection practices are often in need of significant update and process/policy change in order to adequately protect the organization's most prized assets.

 

IP POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Ensures that the organization's IP policies and underlying procedures adequately direct organizational behaviors.

 

PORTFOLIO ANALYSIS AND COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE

Strategic assessments of patent portfolios aids decision-making, effective reporting and guides future innovation investment decisions. Portfolio analyses are conducted for a wide variety of reasons, such as product alignment and risk assessments, licensing and monetization considerations, competitive assessment, budget decisions and executive management reporting.

 

STRATEGIC IP ALIGNMENT

Ensures that your IP strategies and activities are staying ahead of evolving competitive, business and technology landscapes.


EXEMPLARY PROJECTS AND AREAS OF SPECIALTY

INFORMATION PROTECTION AND TRADE SECRET MANAGEMENT

Summary: Effectively protecting trade secrets and sensitive information is becoming increasingly important and more challenging in diverse and global corporate structures. Confidential information protection practices are often in need of significant update and process/policy change in order to adequately meet the organization's current needs.

Output: Program gaps and organizational inconsistencies are identified. Targeted recommendations for process and policy changes are provided to effect immediate enhancements to the program to improve confidential information protection systems trade secret positions.

 

IP POLICY AND PROGRAM REVIEW

Summary: An objective review of the current IP program structure, processes and policies compared against corporate expectations and industry best practices.

Output: A targeted assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the current IP management program are provided. Recommendations may include process, policy and toolset enhancements as well as cross-functional communication improvement and awareness programs.

 

PORTFOLIO ANALYSIS AND COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS

Summary: Expert review of the patent portfolio can aid decision making, effective reporting and guides future innovation investment decisions. Portfolio analyses are conducted for a wide variety of reasons, such as product alignment and protection assessment, licensing and monetization considerations, competitive assessment, budget decisions and executive management reporting.

Output: Qualitative and quantitative details are provided, as appropriate, to provide specific portfolio analytics and analyses. Strategic recommendations are provided help guide decision making and actions to enhance the portfolio.

 

DEFINING AND/OR UPDATING IP AND TECHNOLOGY STRATEGIES

Summary: Ensures that your IP strategies and activities are maintaining alignment with the constantly evolving competitive, business and technology landscapes.

Output: An objective assessment of the current IP program's ability to effectively keep pace with the business teams, competitive environment and patent law changes. Recommendations are provided for short and long-term enhancements to the program and/or process improvements in order to improve and maintain strategic alignment.