Intellectual property decisions frequently play an important role in impacting corporate financials. RSL’s consulting services provide clients with a thorough, multi-faceted analysis of patent and IP-related issues. Our work product provides clients with independent perspective, insights and depth to support the client’s strategic and tactical decision-making for alignment of the company’s IP with its overall business needs.
IP Strategy Formulation
As the volume and complexity of IP issues have grown, corporate executives increasingly seek independent perspectives and solutions. RSL’s IP strategy formulation experience provides an independent view on how to best create and exploit IP assets, in support of an existing or new corporate strategy.
Over the course of the last 30 years, the principals of RSL Holdings have developed results-based valuation processes integrating patent impact, claim quality, remaining patent life, and more. We combine our technical expertise, powerful analytics tools, business acumen, and legal focus in valuing patent assets in order to provide clients with realistic business choices based on a holistic look at not just the raw patent assets, but also their place within the market, the business, and the future.
In an assertion-based exploitation or licensing strategy, the patent owner needs to be able to demonstrate that there is use of specific patents. The demonstration may take the form of Evidence of Use (EOU) charts or Claim Charts. These charts involve mapping of specific patent claims and claim elements to specific products of the company of interest. It may also involve demonstration or mapping of a product’s use of certain technical standards. There may be a need for reverse engineering of a product, complete with product teardown. And the costs can be quite daunting, requiring careful guidance and supportable, cost/benefit decisions. RSL’s principals have extensive experience with this assertion support, which is a fundamental element of an exploitation strategy. Using the assertion approach, the RSL Team has generated millions of dollars in revenue for its clients in the United States, Asia, Europe, and throughout the world.
An assertion-based monetization involves demonstration of patent use and associated economics, and the methods and implications for an unlicensed party to resolve the situation. The process requires skill and expertise and ultimately the creation of a viable value proposition for the party to take a license under the subject patents. In some cases, the party will refuse to negotiate and reach a satisfactory resolution and there may be a need for an enforcement proceeding. The enforcement decision itself must not be taken lightly and needs to consider many factors. RSL’s principals have an impressive range of experience across many hundreds of monetizations and are very able tour guides in this arena.
RSL Scope of IP Experience
|Augmented Reality||Digital Cameras||Semiconductors|
|CATV||Financial Services||SoC Devices|
|Cellular Networks||Manufacturing||Social Networks|
|Chemical Processing||Medical Devices||Software|
|Consumer Products||Optical Networking||Video Editing|
|Data Transmission||Optical Transmission||VoIP|