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Archived updates for Thursday, July 13, 2006

An Overview of Patent Cost Management

"In "Managing Patent Costs: An Overview," the World Intellectual Property Organization's Guriqbal Singh Jaiya and Christopher M. Kalanje discuss the different types of patent costs and how to manage them, including:
The authors conclude that managing acquisition and maintenance costs of patents "has to be done without unduly increasing risks or lowering the quality of patent grants or monitoring the granted patents to manage costs during the life of a patent. . . . Patents assets are just one part of an overall IP management process aimed at leveraging and profiting from IP assets."

They also provide numerous links to other materials on these topics, including
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