Assess patent quality to make informed business and legal decisions
Sagacious IP’s Patent Due Diligence service does a thorough investigation to assess the quantity, quality and enforceability of a patent or an entire portfolio owned by a company. It helps the acquirer measure the technical as well as legal parameters surrounding a patent to enable sound business decisions.
Before you acquire a patent, it is important to assess it from different perspectives. Sagacious IP’s Patent Due Diligence investigates whether a patent is valid and/or enforceable. It helps to ascertain that the patent claims (information concerning the patent owner, named inventors, technical field or market) are correct and that there are no issues related to patent enforceability that might impact patent claim scope, which in turn may impact patent infringement.
Sagacious IP’s Due Diligence service helps the acquirer assess whether the values presented by the seller are accurate. However, it is not only the buyers who utilize our Due Diligence service stack. We also provide deliverables that are helpful for sellers to create value for potential buyers. Here’s why:
A Fortune 50 client approached Sagacious for the due diligence on the Yahoo! portfolio when it was offered for sale. Sagacious evaluated around 3,000 patents to identify which patents could be acquired. Eventually, based on the report shared the portfolio was not acquired.
Sagacious evaluated certain sets of Alcatel patents from the perspective of acquisition for one of the clients in the Software Defined Networks vertical. The portfolio was promising. However, the decision-making window was very short and eventually the company, including the patent portfolio was acquired by Nokia.