Identify Your Risks, Eliminate Threats and Stay One Step Ahead of Your Competition

When you secure a patent, you would like to think the hard work is behind you, but there are more challenges and threats to patents today than ever before. For one, the America Invents Act (AIA) new post-grant review process, Inter Partes Review (IPR), allows accused infringers and other interested parties an opportunity to put a patent under a microscope after it is granted, and even concurrent with pending litigation. In order to ensure that a patent survives scrutiny by the Patent Trial Appeal Board (PTAB), you want to make sure you are inventing around clear and distinct threats and may want to broaden a claim to mitigate risk. You will also likely face a situation where you need to invalidate and eliminate a poor quality threat.

AOP™ offers a suite of services to help you develop strategies to proactively mitigate patent-related risk, defend yourself in the face of litigation, protect your company’s intellectual property and maintain your market position. With over 37,000 researchers in 170 countries, AOP provides the highest quality research to help you locate the information you need to proactively protect your patent portfolio.

Advantages Gained:

Gain Intelligence

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Gain Intelligence

Generate comprehensive research studies and patent reports to gain the intelligence you need to identify parties and patents of particular risk

Identify Invalidity

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Identify Invalidity

Eliminate poor quality third party patent threats through prior art research and market intelligence rather than litigate such threats

Understand Threats

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Understand Threats

Better understand clear and distinct threats so you can invent around them

Identify Patents to Purchase

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Identify Patents to Purchase

Utilize our suite of tools to identify valuable patents to purchase that can be used defensively

Mitigate Risk

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Mitigate Risk

Explore a specific patent of value and broaden claims to mitigate potential risk

Stay Ahead of Your Competition

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Stay Ahead of Your Competition

Better understand your competitors’ patent coverage so you can always be one step ahead of your competition