INDUSTRY’S FIRST TURNKEY SERVICE FOR IP OWNERS TO AUDIT, RECORD, AND REGISTER WITH THE OPEN REGISTER OF PATENT OWNERSHIP DATABASE
TAMPA, July 23, 2015. Helios Intellectual Property today announced its new service to support the Open Register of Patent Ownership (www.oropo.net), to assist IP owners audit, record and register their patent assignment and ownership formalities to optimize their participation in the ORoPO initiative. With founding members including IBM, Microsoft, ARM, BAE Systems, Shazam, Patent Properties, Conversant, and Finjan, ORoPO’s mission is to address the critical need for a comprehensive public database of patent ownership information. In launching this new service, Helios Intellectual Property will help drive adoption of ORoPO as an important international resource.
“When we were introduced to ORoPO, we instantly saw its value and importance, and the opportunity for our clients to become part of the movement to address the IP community’s need for open information about patent ownership,” said Ralph Schroeder, CEO of Helios Intellectual Property. “We are excited to join the community, and provide an enabling service for our clients to participate in the ORoPO initiative.”
Recognizing Helios’ announcement, Nigel Swycher, ORoPO director, said, “Gaining broad adoption of the ORoPO Register is critical to fulfilling our mission to create an authoritative source of patent ownership information. We welcome Helios’ role in helping its clients participate in ORoPO.”
In conjunction with its ORoPO participation, Helios Intellectual Property also announced a new service package that will enable its clients to both submit to the Register, and audit their ownership status across over 180 worldwide patent offices. The service will compare a company’s internal registration information against official patent office ownership data, and file the documentation required to make necessary corrections. Helios Intellectual Property will also process the client’s submission to ORoPO.
In outlining the new service, Schroeder explained, “Auditing and correcting patent ownership has important implications for patent owners in terms of the enforceability and the value of their assets. We see participation in ORoPO as a good trigger for companies to review their portfolios and address ownership errors or deficiencies.” Details of the new service offering can be found at www.helios-ip.com/ORoPO-audit-services
About Helios Intellectual Property
Helios Intellectual Property provides managed services to assist corporate IP departments and law firms improve the efficiency of their IP operations. Their unique Helios Complete™ platform provides an integrated solution of IP operations professionals, best practice processes and a world-class IPM docketing system. For additional information visit www.helios-ip.com.
ORoPO (Open Register of Patent Ownership) was launched in June to achieve greater transparency around patent ownership on a global scale. ORoPO provides an open data register of patents, accessible to all at no cost. For more information, visit www.oropo.net
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