Intellectual Property Management
Fuentek helps clients proactively manage their IP by:
- Evaluating the commercial and internal/strategic value of innovations in the IP portfolio
- Developing and implementing strategies for commercializing IP through out-licensing, start-ups, donations, etc.
- Identifying areas of strength in the IP portfolio, where further resources could be directed to capitalize on those strengths
At Fuentek, everything we do is imbued with our core values:
- Creativity: Our outside-the-box thinking when evaluating technologies helps us identify unexpected applications for and users of IP.
- Communication: We effectively obtain information from industry experts without revealing proprietary information, striking a balance between candor and confidentiality.
- Commitment: Because we are committed to doing what is in our client’s best interests, our IP management recommendations are objective and honest.
- Validation: We always ask questions to confirm we understand our client’s goals and validate an expert’s statements through additional research.
- Innovation: We continually look for new ways to more efficiently and effectively manage IP, drawing upon cutting-edge research sources, marketing tools, and information management technologies.
- Value-Added: We gather enough information to help clients make sound decisions without wasting time and resources gathering more data than is needed.
Fuentek has participated in hundreds of IP Management efforts. Specifically, we have:
- Performed several thousand screenings to quickly determine whether a technology warranted further commercialization efforts
- Conducted hundreds of in-depth assessments to develop cost-effective strategies for pursuing commercialization or to recommend not pursuing commercialization
- Led hundreds of active marketing efforts and prepared hundreds of technology marketing materials
- Facilitated the signing of more than 400 agreements, including licenses, software usage agreements, and others
This experience has yielded real benefits to our clients. Consider these examples and see our other successes.