Corporate Intellectual Property Law Department Practices Report

ipPerformance newest report covers a multitude of IP department practices including, billing/fee arrangement, costs, staffing, work flow cycle-time, operational locations, patent committees, patent search approaches, IP task outsourcing, and outside counsel preparation and prosecution responsibilities.

We learned in this study that most companies’ have a variety of professional and non-professional functions that spend a significant portion of their time on patent application preparation and prosecution activities. Companies use multiple fee arrangements with their law firms. Patent searches are conducted prior to most patent filings. These results are elaborated and many other facts are reported in our new report on Corporate Intellectual Property Best Practices. Over 60 charts are included in the report.

This comprehensive report enables you to evaluate:

  • IP Department Costs and Operational Efficiency
  • IP Department Staffing Size, Ratios, and Structure (Professional and Non-Professional)
  • Law Firm Fee and Billing Costs and Arrangements
  • Operational Locations – U.S. and International
  • Patent Portfolio Management including pruning practices

  • IP Software           

  • IP Legal Process Outsourcing

  • In-House Patent Attorney/Agent Workload

  • Patent Attorney Responsibilities

  • Patenting Workflow Cycle Time

  • Patent Filing Strategies
  • Area Filing Strategies & Locations