Continuous Portfolio Management
The Small Patent Law Group understands the value in continuous and active management of a patent portfolio. One effective tool SPLG uses to facilitate portfolio management is a patent Score Board.
Patent Score Board
The patent Score Board separately tracks each patent and assigns a rank to each patent based on a combination of criteria that seek to capture the business value, technical merit and scope. The rankings for the various criteria are combined to provide a rough “relative” assessment of a patent portfolio. The patent Score Board also assigns a “level” to each case referring to the different levels of world-wide filing. Based upon the importance of each case, different foreign filing strategies need to be identified.