EIP’s Licensing and Standards team provide support to clients engaged in the analysis of patent portfolios for licensing-related activities. Our advice extends across the lifecycle of portfolios including the acquisition, monetisation, and defence of clients’ patents and their inter-play with standards.
We actively support clients in a range of licensing matters ranging from due diligence work on acquisitions and divestments through to performing pre-litigation and licensing patent claim analysis and assisting with validity challenges in licensing and litigation.
Our services include investigating mappings of patent claims to standards and products; preparing corresponding claim charts; providing technical support in licensing discussions; advising on grading and taxonomy for classifying client’s patent portfolios; assisting with preparation and submission of declarations to SSOs; and preparing technical test methodology in evidence of use analysis.
Our team has many years of experience working in-house and as external counsel to large multi-national organisations, patent pool companies, and patent licensing businesses.
We use Patently® to assist clients with understanding the landscape of patent information in specialised fields, and we have developed in-house tools for more in-depth analysis of standard-related information.