Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) June 1, 2005
PatentCafe has introduced Private Patent Blogs that connect patent attorneys, R&D managers, and business development or licensing professionals responsible for managing the patent portfolio of an enterprise. Blogs now help companies generate revenue, and keep an eye on the competitionÂs patent activity. http://www.IAMcafe.com
Blogs are primarily considered alternative media channels for political or personal musings, or for connecting special interest societies. Now, when integrated with PatentCafeÂs ICO Portfolio Manager and Competitive Patent Alerts, Blogging breaks into the enterprise-level software arena as a serious business and technical collaboration solution.
A Blog, or ÂWeb logÂ is generally a webpage consisting of periodic posts, normally viewed in reverse chronological order. Most Blogs are publicly viewable, and enable visitors to leave public comments, which can lead to other readers leaving subsequent comments related to the original Blogs, or previous comments.
The Private Patent Blog feature of PatentCafeÂs ICO Portfolio ManagerÂ and ICO competitive Patent Alerts limit viewing and posting to a small community of enterprise users authorized to collaborate on business, technical or legal issues related to highly-valued patent portfolios Â especially in companies with a biotechnology, wireless, computer, pharmaceutical, telecommunications and chemical patent focus.
Blogging Patents for Licensing Revenue.
Blogging patents within the organization accelerates communication and business critical decisions important to capitalizing on licensing opportunities for patents in the companyÂs portfolio, especially when collaborators reside across international time zones.
Once a company assembles its collection of portfolio patents, the work begins to identify which patents to license, the best licensing candidates, and even what patents should never be licensed. Effective portfolio management requires an array of collaborative input from corporate our outside patent counsel, business development / licensing, and intellectual property and financial managers.
Blogging Patents for Competitive Intelligence.
Monitoring patent activity in a specific technology area, or watching competitorsÂ patents ensures that companies keep the competitive intelligence edge. When patent alert ÂhitsÂ appear on the alert results, patent attorneys, technologists and licensing managers spring into action. Their collaborative assessment of Âpatents of interestÂ help guide an intelligent competitive response.
Each authorized user can Blog any patent listed in the companyÂs patent portfolio (a private patent collection set up for enterprise users on PatentCafeÂs ICO Suite), or any patent returned in a competitive patent alert.
Important Blog comments remain attached to each patent and can be viewed or commented on by other users who encounter the same patent later on. By attaching the Blog history to each patent, every member in the enterprise has the benefit of knowing the opportunities, problems or issues related to each patent Â perhaps long after the Blogger leaves the company.
A suite of administrative controls and security features allow the enterprise to post, view, edit, or delete all Blog data associated with any patent.
PatentCafe is a leading global provider of patent research tools and intellectual property management solutions.
The companyÂs ICOÂ Suite of enterprise IP management solutions is used by legal and business professionals worldwide to transform patent and technical data into actionable business information.
ICOÂ solutions deliver the next generation data mining and analyzing technology for improved patent quality, superior competitive intelligence, licensing revenue optimization, and corporate governance compliance.
For more information, or to arrange an interview with PatentCafe CEO Andy Gibbs contact:
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