1) EVALUATE IP PORTFOLIO TO FIND "MARKET READY" OPPORTUNITIES
MindForce can easily conduct consulting projects where the IP Owner would like to get a market viewpoint about a portfolio of IPs, i.e. each IP’s market commercialization potential. We excel at tapping into Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). We have proven that we can consistently organize these SMEs into short-term consulting teams asked to provide input based on their individual and collective experiences and information provided, i.e. a “Wisdom of Crowds” effect.
2) SHOULD WE PATENT THIS IP?
We bring together 3 to 5 industry experts (or more views, if required). They read information about IP provided by client, interview the IP champion(s) at the company or university, and use their industry experiences to individually and collectively assess and recommend the IP's best potential commercialization outcome. This may be either as a stand-alone start-up, or a licensing play, or IP that should be combined with other IP to maximize value, or IP that has no commercial value.
3) DOES THIS PATENTED OR PATENT-PENDING IP HAVE BUSINESS VALUE?
Corporations have lots of patents, most of which is sitting on their shelves. Inventors have spent tremendous time, effort and money to secure a patent. Now what? We'll bring in the right business expert or experts to conduct either a "deep dive" market assessment or a more cursory analysis, depending on the client's requirements and the perceived potential of the patent IP.