Intellectual Property (IP) is one of a company’s most valuable and essential assets. Stratford Managers’ Intellectual Property Management Team develops strategies to foster an innovation-minded culture and optimize your IP portfolio to reduce risk and increase R&D return on investment. We specialize in the development of marketable IP portfolios that showcase the assets’ maximum value to investors, shareholders and/or acquirers.
|Our team of IP experts has experience in all types of innovative technologies across a broad range of industries, including:
IP Strategies for Innovative Companies
BENEFITS OF STRATEGIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
With over 100 years of combined experience in IP, Stratford Managers’ intellectual property experts aims to arm you with the knowledge and tools to maximize the value of your IP portfolio. With a unique blend of experience, industry knowledge, proprietary instruments and industry data mining tools, our objective is to assist you in making informed decisions to proactively manage your IP – maximizing revenue streams, while minimizing costs. We work as a member of your team, recognizing your creative potential, investing in your success and working to align your strategy with your company’s objectives and business goals.
To get the full value from your IP portfolio, Stratford Managers’ intellectual property management team offers the following services:
Offering a wealth of deep technical knowledge in a variety of leading edge start-ups and large-companies, Stratford Managers can collaborate with your chosen law firm or patent agency, essentially functioning as your part-time in-house IP counsel. We work with you to tailor the portfolio growth strategy to your business plan, rather that adopting the typical (and expensive) one-size-fits-all strategy. Additionally, by engaging Stratford Managers to manage the IP portfolio (patents, trade secrets, design patents, domain names and trademarks) and execute on the IP strategy, key professionals within your company will have more time to spend doing what they do best – running your business.
Our services are available under various engagement models, on project or retainer basis. You can retain us as your Virtual IP Manager (VIPM)™, and we work closely with your management team from one to several days per month, as needed, to proactively manage your intellectual property and resolve any pressing IP issues that may arise at any time.
Innovative companies recognize the opportunity to utilize the economic power conveyed by the ownership of patents through licensing, litigation, divestiture and acquisition. These tasks demand a specialized blend of legal, business and technical skill sets to fully optimize a portfolio. The Stratford Managers IP team gives you access to a full-service virtual IP management office, which combines business, technical and legal skills to benefit your entire patent life cycle.
Since 2010, we have supported over 18 clients with our Virtual Intellectual Property Management (VIPM) services and several other clients on a project basis. Some of our clients request we work for them anonymously.
The Intellectual Property team at Stratford has been instrumental in helping us achieve our intellectual property strategy, innovation goals, and mechanisms to execute on these goals, with our IP portfolio growing over 200% in our first year working with their team. Stratford continues to be cost-conscious and proactive in their working model and has allowed for maximum protection of our inventions with optimal efficiency and value.
Natalie and Jordan have consistently shown dedication and professionalism in their IP management. Working with both internal and external stakeholders, they have created and improved processes and tools for portfolio management, IP strategy and budgeting, forecasting and analysis, inventor incentive programs, and new invention processes and quality control mechanisms.
– Director of Engineering from a leading photonics company
INDUSTRY LEADERS & EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONALS
Our intellectual property consulting team has successfully drafted 100s of patents in a number of jurisdictions and is comprised of a combination of USPTO and CIPO patent agents, patent attorneys and innovative strategic thinkers with experience in all steps of the patent life cycle.
Brent CapehartVP, Intellectual Property Strategy
Myriam DavidsonDirector of Intellectual Property Analytics
David FraserVP, Intellectual Property Strategy
Colin GallantVP, Intellectual Property Strategy
Natalie GirouxVP & Practice Lead, Intellectual Property and Technology
Lindsay HarbersManager, Intellectual Property Practice
Elaine JohnsonVP, Intellectual Property Strategy
Doug MacLeanVP, Intellectual Property Strategy
Richard MosesVP IP Portfolio Management, Intellectual Property and Technology
Jordan PynnDirector, Intellectual Property Operations
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