|Only 3% of patents make money for their owners. (USPTO)|
A US Patent is a contract between the Federal government and the inventor(s)
in which the government conveys exclusive ownership of the invention to the
patent holder in exchange for full disclosure of the invention. Patents are issued
for apparatus, devices, methods, software programs, genetic engineering, genetic
engineering methods, compounds, designs and business methods. A patent's Life
Cycle is twenty years. Applying for patent protection in other countries (in
concert with the international treaties) will provide virtually worldwide protection.
SBP focuses on commercializing patents using the analytical tools and marketing strategies in our Commercialization of Patent Assets (COMPASS) system. We are not patent attorneys, but we do work closely with them to add value for inventors. COMPASS(r) can be aligned to the needs of individual, inventors , small businesses , and large/high-tech companies.
The optimal way to commercialize patents will vary for different uses of the technology and for various market segments. As part of the commercialization process there are several approaches to enhance the competitive advantage generated by proprietary technology.
Approaches to Enhance the Competitive Commercialization Advantage:
In a competitive and global economy, where is the Safe Harbor? How can corporate patent assets be used to provide Safe Harbor? SBP will help you determine the best commercialization method. Use our experience, knowledge and creativity to build a plan to make it happen.
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