Patent Portfolios Can Pull Cos. Out Of Financial Rut

Law360, New York (February 12, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Faced with a turbulent economy and tighter budgets, companies are struggling just to hold on to their patent portfolios — let alone strengthen them. But by taking steps to align their patents with their business strategies, companies can tap into new revenue streams and launch themselves into a stronger competitive position.

Most U.S. companies are simply not doing enough with their patent portfolios and are missing out on a whopping $1 trillion in patent value each year, according to the Harvard Business Review. Yet experts say...
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