The telecommunications industry continues to evolve. Competitive threats come
from the least likely sources. Technology continues to create new business models
and disrupt the old. Network convergence may shift the balance of power. All of
this while you try to grow and manage your business in an environment made more
complicated by dynamic supplier and customer relationships, influential regulatory
and standards bodies, and complex intellectual property issues.
Companies across this spectrum ask us:
How can we exploit our existing intellectual property portfolio (patents,
trade secrets, know-how, publications, etc.)?
How can we build an intellectual property portfolio, through organic development
and acquisition, which creates a strategic position for us in the future?
Can we secure a first-mover advantage through intellectual property without
impeding the growth of an existing or emerging market?
Where is competition headed, and how can we capture an intellectual property
position in front of them?
We are considering an investment in a communications company; do they have
a strategic intellectual portfolio that supports their business model?
What does the competitive patent environment look like?
How can we put in place or improve intellectual asset management processes
that result in the systematic creation, management, and exploitation of high-quality
Those companies that develop creative intellectual property strategies that
(i) are aligned with and support the overall corporate objectives, (ii) can
be executed through intellectual property tactics, and (iii) lead to the preferred
end states envisioned by management, will maintain a competitive advantage,
improve ROI from innovation, and adapt to the ever changing world around them.
To obtain more information or discuss your unique challenges please contact us.