Comprehensive and Groundbreaking Intellectual Asset Management and Innovation Best Practices Benchmark Reports
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The ipPerformance Group’s intellectual property benchmark operations studies are conducted to assess the prevailing and best practices across a broad spectrum of innovation-driven companies. Our Intellectual Property Benchmark Studies take a comprehensive and global look. Most of ipPerformance’s intellectual property operations reports show results based on industry, revenue, invention activity, and R&D spending and investment intensity.
Management Performance Metrics Scorecard
ipPerformance’s Intellectual Property Management Performance Metrics Scorecard is a comprehensive and structured intellectual property operation scorecard that reflects the critical dimensions. Our scorecard provides the most up-to-date metrics to benchmark, evaluate and calibrate your operation.
Over 95 metrics are included in Intellectual Property Management Performance Metrics Scorecard.
Intellectual Property Law Department – Best Practices Report
Protecting innovation is paramount to companies’ sustainable growth plans and competitiveness. The Intellectual Property Law Department’s Patent Operation is central to a corporate innovation protection program. It can serve as the glue within the organization to capture, protect, manage, and monetize intellectual property. Still, there is an expectation that patent operational performance is efficient, productive, and effective in reducing risk, enabling value, and containing costs.
The most cited driver behind procurement and maintenance decisions was cost. This Intellectual Property Law Department Report confirms that while the legal team is budget-driven and managed chiefly as a cost center, it plays a crucial role in identifying protectable inventions. It is evident from this study that many IP departments are under constant pressure to operate at the lowest cost possible yet drive more protectable inventions.
In this comprehensive Intellectual Property Law Department Report, innovation-driven companies shared operational costs, staffing and attorney responsibilities, patent filing strategies, improvement strategies, and performance metrics.
This Intellectual Property Law Department Report will assist you in evaluating your department’s costs and staffing levels. For example, this report details specific attorney and support staff sizes and performance metrics, attorney activities, cycle time and workload, patent filing strategies (including foreign filing decisions), and many other factors that impact a patent operation
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Inventor Rewards and Recognition Program Best Practices Report
The comprehensive Inventor Rewards and Recognition Program Best Practices Benchmark Report includes quantitative data from a survey of 49 innovation-driven companies across 24 major industries. In the report, corporate leaders share what does and does not work. This inventor rewards program information will show you how to create a winning incentive program and avoid the mistakes made by others.
Designing and implementing a robust inventor rewards program can be daunting. Simply establishing a program will not guarantee increased participation—or ultimate success. To be successful, this program must motivate your inventor community to increase valuable innovations, prompt new inventors to submit inventions, and improve inventor support of your intellectual property (IP) protection program.
ipPerformance Group Research publishes the definitive guide to inventor incentives and remunerations in innovation-driven companies. This intellectual property benchmark of Inventor Rewards and Recognition Programs showcases financial and nonfinancial awards; program management and budgets; program performance and improvements, and remuneration practices and experiences in jurisdictions with laws covering inventor remuneration and rights.
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International Inventor Remuneration Management and Practices Report
The International Inventor Remuneration Management and Practices Report will tell you about inventor remuneration money amounts and incentive structures, inventor reward administration and management, and inventor award valuation approaches.
Thirty-two multinational innovation-driven companies’ IP leaders and research and development contacts who directly know their companies’ inventor remuneration practices participated in this intellectual property benchmark study. In addition to reporting on company practices, we analyzed fifty-eight practices to ascertain the best practices that lead to the pinnacle of performance. The results cover over seventeen facets of inventor rewards and recognition programs.
ipPerformance Group research presents the definitive guide to inventor incentives and remunerations in innovation-driven companies. This comprehensive report showcases financial and nonfinancial awards, program management and budgets, program performance and improvements, and remuneration practices and experiences in jurisdictions with laws covering inventor remuneration and rights.
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Invention Harvesting, Selection, and IP Protection Decision Practices
A vital phase of the intellectual property (IP) program is identifying, articulating, and capturing invention ideas and determining how the asset will be processed and made part of the IP asset portfolio. This workflow begins when an idea is identified and runs through invention articulation, assessment, and patent review committee evaluations and determinations.
This intellectual property benchmark of Invention Harvesting, Selection, and IP Protection, Decision Practices is comprehensive. It includes innovation-driven companies’ shared effective invention harvesting methods, invention disclosure review and selection practices, use of prior art searches, IP protection decision factors, patent review committee responsibilities, patent portfolio pruning criteria, and performance metrics.
This Invention Harvesting, Selection, and IP Protection, Decision Practices Report comprises 29 intellectual property-driven companies.
Trade Secret Management and Protection Practices Report
ipPerformance Group has gathered policies and best practices from 26 IP-driven companies. This is the most comprehensive intellectual property benchmark study analysis for trade secrets and proprietary information protection practices ever collected. Be confident using our guide as the definitive source of benchmarking and best practices data.
The Trade Secret Management and Protection Practices Report is the most comprehensive intellectual property operations practices benchmarking report. Use this unique report to:
- Help you craft trade secret policies and procedures that reduce the risk of trade secret misappropriation and proprietary information leakage.
- Enable you to evaluate your protection practices and identify valuable improvement opportunities.
- Evaluate approaches to controlling trade secrets and proprietary information conveyance (leakage), loss, and misappropriation.
- Assess training programs to improve corporate personnel and stakeholders’ trade secret knowledge.
Intellectual Property Law Department Budgeting Practices Benchmark Report
Intellectual property department budgeting is a multifaceted, dynamic process; many management voices promote their intellectual property needs to support the technology direction, protection, and strategies to achieve business growth. Establishing an accurate and credible intellectual property law department budget requires input from various internal stakeholders and external entities. Finalizing the intellectual property operations budget requires coherent messaging and substantiation to gain senior management’s approval and acceptance.
Our Intellectual Property Law Department Budgeting Practices Benchmark Study takes a comprehensive, global look at best practices for developing and managing the annual budget.
This intellectual property benchmark study, the Intellectual Property Law Department Budgeting Practices Report, will tell you how are intellectual property budgets are developed, who is responsible and who participates in the intellectual property operations budgeting process, how long it takes to develop an intellectual property law department budget, what intellectual property expenses and activities are identified and included in the budget, what methods are used to determine the intellectual property operations budget number, how are accurate are approved intellectual property operations budgets, what tools are used to develop an intellectual property budget, how often are intellectual property operations budgets reviewed, and what factors influence company intellectual property operations budget requirements.
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Patent Preparation and Prosecution Quality Practices Benchmark Report
Generally, most IP leaders view building a valid and enforceable patent as the ultimate goal for seeking patent protection. The Patent Preparation and Prosecution Quality Practices Report will tell you about intellectual property legal department practices for patent preparation to achieve valid and enforceable utility patents. The Patent Preparation and Prosecution Quality Practices Report findings revealed that companies have standardized practices for assessing the validity and quality of their patent applications. However, we did not observe universal approaches. We received contributions to this intellectual property benchmark study from companies representing a wide range of diverse industries.
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Patent Translation Practices Report
Patent translation is a critical concern for companies filing for patent protection in countries that don’t accept the language of their original application. This unique intellectual property benchmark provides average costs. The Patent Translation Practices Report will tell you about intellectual property law department practices to manage the cost and quality of patent translations.
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Intellectual Property Legal Process Outsourcing Report (IP-LPO)
The intellectual property legal process outsourcing benchmark study focused on outsourced activities conducted by third parties, both domestic or in the operational country (aka offshoring), to achieve cost savings or not increase headcount.
Our Intellectual Property Legal Process Outsourcing Practices Benchmark Study took a comprehensive, global look at best practices for selecting and managing outsourced activities. We identified and investigated nine primary IP operations, which included sixty-one activities. In other words, identify the IP operations that were successfully outsourced and the best practices for managing relationships.
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Foreign Patent Prosecution Practices Report
The Foreign Patent Prosecution Practices Report includes feedback from a diverse group of twenty-two patent-driven global companies.
The Foreign Patent Prosecution Practices Report will tell you which methods are used to file foreign patent applications and why the IP department makes its decisions. This unique intellectual property benchmark survey was designed to explore the key considerations and identify the prevailing and best practices.
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Intellectual Property Law Department (Large Entities – based on a study conducted for Intellectual Property Owners Association)
ipPerformance Group conducted this Intellectual Property Law Department benchmark study on behalf of the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) to identify the best practices for managing corporate patent practices. We surveyed seventy-four diverse companies representing over 27 industries, including chemicals, high technology, machinery (industrial/agricultural), pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, petroleum and energy, semiconductor, telecommunication services, medical devices, consumer goods, and automotive industries. Participant corporate functions came from the legal department, which knew intimately about the company’s patent department practices, budget, and staffing.
In this groundbreaking intellectual property benchmark report, innovation-driven companies shared department costs, workflow cycle times, professional and non-professional staffing sizes, outside usage and fee arrangements, foreign filing strategies, licensing responsibilities, patent search practices, performance metrics, and more.
This Intellectual Property Law Department Benchmark Report includes a thorough executive summary with key highlights and observations. The full report provides descriptive charts and more than 130 pages of detailed statistics.
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Intellectual Asset Management Software Satisfaction Report
The market comprises a spectrum of intellectual asset management (IAM) software vendors offering comprehensive systems and support services. These solutions enable organizations to manage intellectual assets throughout the intellectual property life cycle.
The Intellectual Asset Management Software Satisfaction Report will tell you about company experiences with IAM software systems, including satisfaction with product functionality and vendor capabilities, strengths and limitations, system benefits, and integration with service providers and complementary internal software systems. Thirty-one companies participated in this intellectual property benchmark of Intellectual Asset Management Software Satisfaction. An IAM software satisfaction scorecard is included with this report.
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Intellectual Property Law Department: Outside Counsel Costs, Cycle-time, and Quality Management Report
The Intellectual Property Law Department: Outside Counsel Costs, Cycle-time, and Quality Management Report topics fall into eleven core areas: IP Law Firm Usage and Trends; Time and Efficiencies; IP Law Firm Costs Averages; Outside Counsel Guidelines; Provisional and Non-Provisional Patent Filing; Fee Arrangements (Alternative/Fixed and Hourly Rates); Methods for Improving Cost and Performance; Managing Costs; International Patent Preparation and Prosecution; Law Firm Changes (Add or Eliminate); and Patent/Technology Enforcement & Disputes Activities.
Our Intellectual Property Law Department: Outside Counsel Costs, Cycle-time, and Quality Management Study takes a comprehensive and global look at best practices for effective management of law firms for patenting activities. This is the ninth year that ipPerformance Group has collected comprehensive data and information on Intellectual Property Law Departments.
The Intellectual Property Law Department: Outside Counsel Costs, Cycle-time, and Quality Management study confirms that law firm management varies widely across companies, but there are best practices for managing law firm relationships to achieve high-quality results, timely responses, and lower costs.
In this intellectual property benchmark of Intellectual Property Law Department: Outside Counsel Costs, Cycle-time, and Quality Management, innovation-driven companies shared detailed law firm activity costs, management and assessment practices, selection methods, fee management practices, international patent preparation and prosecution approaches, and methods for improving attorney responsibilities, patent filing strategies, and performance metrics.
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Intellectual Property Training Programs Best Practices Benchmark Report
This Intellectual Property Training Programs Best Practices Benchmark Report discusses the comprehensiveness of IP training programs, success measures, and which program characteristics impact achieving training goals most.
In our intellectual property benchmark of intellectual property training programs, we took a comprehensive and global look at best practices for teaching corporate policies, practices, and fundamental intellectual property and assets concepts. This was our third comprehensive study examining corporate intellectual property training programs. We investigated the breadth of training courses, delivery methods, roles and responsibilities, and company IP stakeholder knowledge levels.
The Intellectual Property Training Programs report outlines training program structures, policies, budget management, delivery methods, and performance metrics to allow readers to come away with insights that can enhance training performance.
By revealing quantitative results from a survey of 31 corporations, the Intellectual Property Training Best Practices Benchmark Report will show you how to create a highly effective training program to strengthen employee knowledge and increase innovation activity.
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Patent Intelligence – Search and Analytics Best Practices Report
This Patent Intelligence Practices Report can help executives learn how leading organizations use patent data to drive strategy and market success. Furthermore, to determine how best-in-class companies proactively manage their patent intelligence functions to sustain efficiency and profitability.
Recognized participants include Zebra Technologies Corporation, Visa, Tessera, Scil Proteins, Sasol, PepsiCo, Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd, Kimberly-Clark, ITT Corporation, GE, Cytec Industries Inc., and Crown Packaging.
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Developing Intellectual Property Strategies and Performance Metrics Best Practices Report
IP leaders from leading companies view developing plans and strategies as vital to overall business growth. Developing those plans and strategies enables stakeholders to establish a uniform perspective on achieving business growth goals and sustainable competitive advantages.
This Developing Intellectual Property Strategies and Performance Metrics Best Practices Report will assist you in evaluating how your company prepares intellectual property strategies. For example, this report details strategy structure and information sources, roles and responsibilities, key performance indicators, types of competitor information used, portfolio management decision criteria, and many other factors that impact intellectual property strategies.
In this comprehensive intellectual property benchmark of developing intellectual property strategies and performance metrics, innovation-driven companies share their intellectual property strategy development and performance metrics practices. The study was designed to consider industry characteristics, the importance of each intellectual property asset, internal company support and advocacy, strategy elements and success factors, competitive understanding and influences, intellectual property portfolio management, IP strategies integration with business planning and strategy, licensing strategies, and the use of performance metrics.
Recognized participants include Symantec, Cytec Industries Inc., Zebra Technologies, Sun Chemical Corporation, and Valmet.
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Handling Non-Practicing Entities Attacks Benchmark Report
Learning from experience. IP leaders and litigators provide candid feedback on handling attacks from Non-Practicing Entities (NPE).
Challenged by an uncertain future with the growth of Non-Practicing Entities (NPEs or Patent Trolls), companies across all industries are assessing their approach to handling NPE attacks and risk management. To mitigate the impact on the enterprise, company leaders must be able to respond effectively to current attacks and measure long-term risk, anticipate unforeseen threats, and adapt their patent strategies accordingly. This intellectual property benchmark report is designed to help learn which strategies and tactics are employed to combat NPEs and manage risk while identifying opportunities for long-term action.
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