Real Costs and Benefits of a Patent Portfolio
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: pknopsnider54-ga
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19 Oct 2006 11:11 PDT
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Question ID: 775072
I'm looking for information--probably in the form of research institute or government reports--on the real costs and benefits of having a patent portfolio for a software company. I've seen lots of opinion pieces on how the current system is broken and feeding the lawyers, but I'd really like objective analysis on what's smart for an individual company given the way things are. Thanks for your help; I appreciate it.
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Re: Real Costs and Benefits of a Patent Portfolio
From: omnivorous-ga on 19 Oct 2006 14:36 PDT
pknopsnider54 -- Having run a development group for a personal computer company, one of the key values is strategic: having a portfolio that can be cross-licensed with competitors. Absent that, a company is likely to be vulnerable to arbitrary patent action by competitors, even for relatively minor items like design patents. BTW, I know of no academic studies of valuation in the patent market that would bring some tests of objective value. Best regards, Omnivorous-GA
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