The 5 Drivers of IP Operating Costs

Today’s unforgiving budgetary climate confronts corporate IP departments with a multitude of challenges: from pressures on headcount and outside counsel spend, to the costs of portfolio maintenance fees and software systems. The corporate IP department faces continuous scrutiny of their budgets and spending. While the easy scapegoat is the oft-quoted exorbitant hourly rates of outside counsel, the truth is that …

Data: The Biggest Challenge Facing IP Operations

Data, in the form of matter information, tasks, dates, and documents is a fundamental ingredient for high quality IP operations and docketing. As IP groups seek to improve efficiency and cost-effectiveness, many are finding that data is one of their biggest obstacles. In a recent benchmarking poll, we found that 87% of IP organizations see their data as a significant …

Managed Services for IP Operations

In their pursuit of greater efficiency and cost savings, corporate IP groups are increasingly open to new ways of meeting their operational requirements. These include evaluating internal capabilities such as process reengineering, new organization structures and advanced IPM software systems. Many companies have also begun working more closely with their outside counsel to shift certain ops and admin tasks, such …

Helios Intellectual Property Announces New ORoPO Service

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 …