Strategic patent portfolio audit for European consumer goods manufacturer

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A large European consumer goods manufacturer retained CRA to perform a strategic IP audit of its patent portfolio to align the portfolio with its evolving corporate strategy. CRA’s team of consultants facilitated numerous subject matter expert review sessions to review all patents and associated trade secrets in the client’s portfolio. Areas of strength and weakness in the existing portfolio were identified, as well as several licensing opportunities. A database of all information gathered during the process was included as part of the deliverables. A competitive IP landscape was performed across key product / technology areas and has been updated twice to monitor its patent position against key competitors. Licensing business cases were developed for three high-profile monetization cases. CRA’s experts also provided recommendations for improvement in the company’s overall IP management program.

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