Intellectual Property Services


use your intellectual property strategically


Companies often think of IP only in terms of protecting valuable company technologies and processes. However, it has a critical implication for companies’ business strategies. It can guide decisions in R&D, new ventures, acquisitions and mergers, technology and the competition, and product and market surveillance. 

Our intellectual property services cover the tactical and the strategic and assist with multiple business issues companies confront on a frequent basis. For more information, ontact us at 650-248-2820 or

Business Competitive Analysis

  1. Integrates and expands the results of an IP and technology competitive analysis by looking at detailed business and marketing patterns such as revenues, R&D, strategic initiatives, financials, sales/marketing strategies, etc. Give senior management the “complete picture.”

Product Area or Market Surveillance

  1. Use IP analysis as a critical component of market and competitor analysis and profiling.

  2. Use as part of business environmental scans and competitive intelligence activities.

  3. Can be combined with a general traditional product or market surveillance.

  4. NOTE: SciMed can provide post-market surveillance in pharma or medical devices.

New Venture Evaluation

  1. Graph and map capabilities of products and competitors.

  2. Supplement expansion and diversification decisions by selecting and guiding the licensing-in of appropriate technologies.

Merger and Acquisition Analysis

  1. Examines synergies and technology similarities between firms holding patents premised on same concept or scientific basis.

  2. Create potential M&A strategies with identified companies to improve a company’s technology base, market position, and technological threats.

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Headquarters: San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley

East Coast Office: Charlotte, NC

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R&D Management

  1. Optimize R&D efforts relative to incremental improvements to existing products or highly innovative solutions.

  2. Enable decision-making against competitive technologies.

IP Competitive Analysis

  1. Determine competitive strength of rivals by analysis of patents held.

  2. Focus on entire patent portfolio or a particular technology.

  3. Reduce blind spots to emerging or potentially disruptive industries or markets.

  4. Reveal global market strategies depending on place of filed patents.

  5. This can be supplemented with a peer-reviewed literature, scientific paper, and conference proceeding analysis.

Technology Competitive Analysis

  1. Contains the same elements of an IP competitive analysis, but integrates all of the properties of the IP analysis PLUS a technical look at the technology compared against competitors.

Patent Portfolio Management

  1. Provide support for decisions related to commercialization strategies of technologies.

  2. Guide product development, licensing agreements, strategic alliances, and joint ventures.

IP Value Chain Analysis

  1. Analyze the IP holdings of suppliers to ensure upgrading of technologies.

  2. Monitor forward integration by vendors.

  3. Monitor the backward integration of customers