Chief Executive Connections focuses on Innovation. Product Innovation Development, Intellectual Property Creation and Commercialization through the development of long term Strategic Analysis drives products and technologies out of Research and Development.
We assist in licensing negotiations to help in patent preparation. We understand that drafting comprehensive claims requires an understanding of downstream re-examination issues or potential litigation issues. What is sometimes a perfectly well written claim by an experienced patent attorney can be a nightmare for a patent litigator.
Chief Executive Connections works strategically to develop Intellectual Property Action Plans, maintain an active program of commercialization, monitor patent feature sets and extend product development to capitalize on more robust features and innovations.
Our execution and strategic plans determine the marketability, branding and roll-out of products based on developing the greatest breadth of reasonable specifications for patent applications as well as drafting claims that support later generated divisional patents.
We leverage resources from a product development and research perspective through a series of processes that differentiate our clients by both time to money and time to market domestically and internationally.
We assist clients in licensing trademarks for branding purposes and revenue generation. We use proprietary techniques to assist counsel in drafting applications, validate technology, visualize missing elements, and negotiate licensing of patents and trademarks for commercialization.
We may assist in-house legal staff and provide an extra pair of experienced hands in many different situations where your staff may require assistance:
IP Litigation: During Infringement and Patent Interference Analysis our company can provide additional corporate or industry expertise to reduce drain on internal resources. Our patent litigation support and IP protection expertise complement the work of internal and external counsel with the following services:
Working with the Inventor or working with the Attorney
Can hand hold the inventor
Can make suggestions to improve the state of the IP art being considered
Can explain issues raised by counsel to the client
Can help pre-draft description, specifications and claims to draft consistently
Can pre-draft application to help counsel develop the patent faster.
Prepare a Patent search for patentability and for Infringement.
Due Diligence Analysis:validating the technology before further investment of resources.
Market Description Analysis
Competitive IP Landscape
Search of all other patents in the field of endeavor both within the company and by competitors
Checking patent development against the competition
Due Diligence Analysis
Developing the IP with an eye toward faster time to market
Looking at the technology while working with Production, Engineering, and R&D to determine whether any improvements can be added to the technology as it exists.
Private Equity/M&A/VC/Investment Banking: When transactional related IP issues arise, Chief Executive Connections can provide strategic insight with market assessment of IP risks, and assorted IP asset valuations. One of the major problems faced by new technology and start-up enterprises is access to the first round of funding. Venture capitalists want to know where an invention or innovation fits in the marketplace with reference to existing and potential competitors. Does the invention or innovation offer a dramatic and sustained advantage, and is there a compelling evidence to warrant building a business based on the invention or innovation?
Chief Executive Connections helps evaluate both the strength of an innovation and the ability of the entrepreneur to motivate commercialization.
The risks they must consider in reference to the intellectual property include: market, financial, management and technological. Patent lawsuits cost about $500,000 per claim if brought to trial, and trade secret suits cost from $300,000 to $500,000 Thus, intellectual property in the form of a trade secret may be more attractive to venture capital investors than a “weak” patent that may be open to litigation.
How to assist VC in the formation and start-up (i.e. re-start of the Technology Start-up)
Protecting the VC funded Intellectual Property
How funding deals may affect IP ownership
The definition of Joint as it applies to Patents
Competitive IP Development: what does it mean to the VC
Protecting the full breadth of the VC’s investment by creating IP that is broad enough to address the competitive landscape and narrow enough to protect usable rights of the IP.