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IP RULES

 

 

STREAMLINE IP PORTFOLIO DECISION MAKING 


 Given the staggering costs associated with developing intellectual property, it’s imperative that your business and IP strategies be aligned in order to make informed decisions and optimize your investment. IP Rules from Thomson IP Management Services drive accurate decision making across the organization for more effective management of your IP rights. With IP Rules you can:

 

• Generate reminders to key personnel in your organization

 

• Integrate legal requirements into your business processes

 

• Build business safeguards on top of rules calculations

 

• Proactively manage your portfolio with rules-driven due dates

 

COMPLY WITH GLOBAL IP DEVELOPMENTS

Protect your IP rights and maximize the value of your portfolio with IP Rules, the industry’s most comprehensive rules file covering parent/child relationships, designs, pharmaceutical extensions, patents, trademarks, domain names and more. IP Rules cover more than 400 jurisdictions with nearly 2,000 law changes maintained annually.

 

• IP Rules ensure you are equipped to accurately make payments and meet deadlines for new filings and your legacy portfolio by providing:

 

• Automatic patent number schema checks

  

• Historical coverage for proper calculation of due dates

 

• Support from an international network of patent and trademark authorities

 

CONFIGURE IP RULES TO YOUR UNIQUE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

IP Rules offer a range of options to help you meet your unique organizational needs, including the ability to:

 

• Craft customized messages that prompt docketing staff to check for specific information during the data-entry process

 

• Create special action dates (early or late reminders) for specific clients or attorneys

 

• Tailor rules to display special messages for select user groups

 

You will improve the management of your portfolio and your decision making with these configurable options. And, your configurations remain in effect even when the IP Rules are updated.

 

BRIEF YOUR CLIENTS AND COLLEAGUES ON CHANGES RELEVANT
TO THEIR BUSINESS


Thomson IP Management Services provides a comprehensive range of support to help you use IP Rules effectively, including:

 

• Quarterly IP Rules webinars that review procedures for new law changes

 

• Quarterly newsletters summarizing IP Rules changes

 

• Monthly IP Rules alert bulletins providing a list of proposed rules being monitored

 

• Periodic workshops with advanced training and networking opportunities

 

Our knowledgeable staff of IP Rules professionals can also help you with database analysis and the review of docketing procedures through:

  

• On-site visits

 

• Web-based conferences

 

• Telephone or in-person consultations


FORECAST THE COST OF MAINTAINING YOUR IP RIGHTS

Increase the accuracy of your budget-planning process and quantify the value of your IP portfolio by integrating IP Rules with fee updates, allowing you to:

 

• Calculate future maintenance costs on your IP rights

 

• Categorize future expenses by budgetary cycle, geographic region or patent family

 

IP Rules make you better prepared for budget management and the negotiation of licensing agreements, mergers and divestitures.

 

EVALUATE NEWLY-ACQUIRED PORTFOLIOS

The comprehensive, global nature of IP Rules arm you with the best information for reviewing patents and trademarks new to your organization, enabling you to:

 

• Verify due dates when evaluating rights in a newly acquired portfolio

 

• Identify errors in the new records

 

• Analyze acquired portfolios and incorporate them into your business

 

View IP Rules PDF Fact Sheet ››

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

If you would like more information about IP Rules, Contact us Today ››.

 

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