Consulting earns a bad name when words aren’t backed up by actions. Thought is essential but it achieves nothing in isolation. For things to happen, there comes a point where talking stops and doing takes over.
Our huge front-line experience in industry and in private practice equips us not just to ask penetrating questions and to provide intelligent answers - but also to implement whatever a client decides.
We know that it isn’t enough just to focus on filing patent, trade mark and design applications. Sometimes fewer applications are appropriate; sometimes more. Sometimes, objectively, what has already been filed should be dropped to fund reinvestment. But whatever is done has to be done thoughtfully and strategically as part of an end-to-end process.
We work with external specialists where appropriate. Examples are for IP valuation and for advice on technology-related taxation, including Patent Box and R&D Tax Credits.
By decoupling our thinking from merely filing and prosecuting applications ourselves, we deliver compelling value even without taking over a client's IP portfolio. We can evaluate a client’s relationships with its existing advisers and implement measures to improve the quality of service delivery and to reduce its cost.
When IP budgets tighten, there is pressure to do less with IP. We work to maximise the quality and value of our clients’ IP assets while minimising the cost and management burden of owning them. Put simply, we find ways to do more for less.