Do you analyze the patent attorneys you work with? Are you sure they are doing a good job?
Often the relationships with the law firms a company cooperates with have grown over a long period.Trust is a crucial factor and it should be.
But is your trust justified? Do your law firms have the experience they claim to have?Patent-Pilot offers you functions that can prove that the trust in your patent attorneys is justified.
Analyze your competitors
We have over 620,000 patent applicants in our database. Do you investigate the filing behavior of your competitors? Are new market entrants arising? Is the patent filing activity of your competitors in certain technological areas increasing? Who takes these cases? Are these in-house counsels or external law firms? By law firms from which countries are PCT applications filed?
It is also possible to see which other clients a patent attorney or a patent law firm works for. This enables you to analyze your competitors, their filing strategies and their network.
Identify new partners
A significant share of the companies does not leave the choice of foreign partners for international follow-up to the law firm, which supervised the initial registration. These companies actively influences this choice.
Also, it is not uncommon for a company to develop innovations that go beyond the core of the existing technology portfolio. This can mean that the technologies are so different that the law firms in your current network are not the right partners. Or you are generally dissatisfied with your patent attorneys and plan to change to another law firm.
In all these cases, a Patent-Pilot is the appropriate information basis. Identify suitable partners based on our data.
Find and circumvent conflicts of interest
That your patent attorneys should not work for companies that compete with you is actually self-evident, but not always the case. At least, it must be ensured that no patents from similar technologies are managed within a law firm (perhaps even by the same attorneys) when companies compete with each other.
These patent attorneys and law firms can not provide optimal service to their clients, since you can only act in favor of the one client or the other client.
Such conflicts may also exist in the international network of your home law firm, and even your home firm might not be aware of conflicts of interest.
With a Patent-Pilot, you can detect and actively avoid collisions.