As a patent practitioner and corporate strategist speaking at IPWatchdog’s Patent Prosecution & Portfolio Management Masters program next week, on a panel titled “Strategic Portfolio Acquisition and Maintenance; Ensuring Business Objectives Align with Patent Strategy,” I decided to gather some resources that help organize potential business objectives and questions that can be answered so that patent strategy, portfolio maintenance, and portfolio acquisition are able to be aligned with a business strategy. Patent strategy is only a part of an overall intellectual property strategy. The intellectual property strategy should be part of a business strategy – although it often is not.

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