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Patent Due Diligence Service

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.

Evaluate Technical and Legal Assessment of a Patent or a Portfolio

Due Diligence Perspective - The Sagacious Way

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.

Organizations leverage Patent Due Diligence for:

Why Us?
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:

Impact Stories

Due Diligence for Yahoo! patents

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.

Due Diligence for Alcatel patents

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.


Patent due diligence can be defined as a method of carefully analyzing a company’s patent portfolio. It can take two forms – offensive and defensive. When patent due diligence is offensive, it helps you to determine whether an entity or individual is infringing your patents or whether your patents can be monetized. On the other hand, when patent due diligence is defensive, it helps you to evaluate if you have the freedom to operate your new business venture. This includes information about whether you are infringing on an individual’s or entity’s patents as well as the steps that you can take to mitigate those risks.