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, licensing responsibility, 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


    • IP Department Internal Client Charged Approach


    • Operational Locations – U.S. and International


    • Foreign Outsourcing: Tasks Being Outsourced


    • Inventor Rewards


    • IP Law Department Licensing Responsibility


    • Patent Committees


    • Patent Search Use


    • Foreign Filing


Industry focused reports are available for:

    • Chemicals


    • Consumer Products


    • Electronics/Communications


    • High-Technology


    • Pharmaceuticals/Biotechnology


    • Software and Information Services


    • Machinery/Manufacturing/Equipment