Securing intellectual property is the heart of a good commercialization strategy. Because your intellectual property strategy is impacted by everything upstream (e.g., R&D, contract research and manufacturing, and technology exclusivity) and downstream (e.g., investment and grant funding, regulatory pathways, freedom-to-operate), it is a good bet that the you will spend significant time and money at this stage.
By integrating upstream information, such as scientific data provided by contract research organizations (CROs) and contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs), into intellectual property strategies by capturing proof of concept (or "enabling" claimed inventions) at the earliest stage, the potential for generating increased revenue stream from licenses and investors is enhanced. By integrating downstream information in your intellectual property strategy, for example information regarding the most efficient regulatory pathway, your intellectual property strategy is enhanced by staking out the form of your technology which will most likely be marketed in commerce.
Using this system enhances the strength of your intellectual property strategy by integrating business and informed third party technical considerations into the strategy. A patent application drafted to anticipate a potential licensee's product development and marketing strategies may enhance the value of the issued patent. Similarly, a patent application drafted to anticipate a future governmental regulatory focus may enhance the value of the issued patent. The same system can be used for enhancing the strength of your trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, know how, and other intangible assets.
Patents prepared and/or prosecuted by Kevin Buckley include: