Reasons to consider an outsourcing of your IP portfolio
As an IP manager, you constantly assess and reallocate your resources and assets and review whether you use or manage them optimally. The reasons for contemplating Portfolio Outsourcing are both ample and diverse: You may lack resources and have been postponing the issue because time does not allow for the labour-intensive hiring and training processes. It could also be that your resources do not match your portfolio and your strategy because the landscape has changed, and your internal resources are now needed for your IP crown jewels. Maybe you simply need to find a new, more cost-efficient way of handling standardised processes.
Your needs are our guideline – examples of outsourcing projects
We offer an all-in product where a specified chunk of your IP portfolio is outsourced to us - eg the less important IP assets - which means that the entire process from idea to expiry of IP right is concerned. We then handle all agreed work at agreed prices and report and invoice to you at agreed times for standardised processes.
Or you may choose to outsource only parts of your IP process – eg patentability screening of invention disclosures, patent prosecution in relevant jurisdictions, EP-validations and/or translations, patent annuities and trademark and design renewals.
Portfolio Outsourcing may also be that you outsource specific professional functions to us – eg patent and/or trademark paralegals, or attorneys or general patent process management staff to tide you over in an emergency or during peak workloads.
Another viable outsourcing solution may cover a certain range of tasks in respect to your intellectual property, eg all patent and/or trademark administration.
Zacco has a broad perspective on Intellectual property rights that also includes the protection of your digital assets. Therefore, our services extend into the related areas of Digital Brand protection, cybersecurity and software development. Thus, you could also choose one of those areas and outsource eg all handling of cybersecurity issues to our experts.
As you can tell, outsourcing decisions come in many different shapes and vary vastly with regard to the criteria that are applied and where the line is drawn. The most important criteria and guiding star are your goals and actual needs. We will then find a creative and flexible outsourcing solution to meet them.
At Zacco, we know about cost-effectiveness and dispensing with time-consuming and superfluous process steps, and consequently Portfolio Outsourcing is an obvious and native part of our service offerings. We have a dedicated and experienced outsourcing team that can rely on the expertise of our senior patent attorneys. With Zacco as your trusted and safe partner, you get a unique combination of legal, technical, digital and cybersecurity competences to help you with the handling of your IP portfolio.
We offer you:
- Cost-efficient outsourcing of your IP portfolio as a whole or of selected parts
- Handling of the entire process from idea/creation to expiry of IP rights
- Handling of your IP portfolio at your location or at our offices
- Independent and high-quality prosecution of patent applications in US, EP, PCT, IN, CN, BR and other relevant jurisdictions at fixed fees that enhance your cost control
We will provide you with a customized solution and highly competitive offer regarding our fees after having discussed your needs and volumes at an introduction meeting. Please contact Peggy Bengtsson, Director Portfolio Outsourcing, by phone +45 24 94 35 34 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more!