Optimization of the IP strategy

The patent portfolio at SELFRAG AG consists of over 100 patents in 15 patent families. This portfolio had to be managed and its costs periodically estimated for the budget.

I have set up a management tool in Excel in which all the important processes relating to patents can be recorded. In addition, necessary deadlines can be tracked. An algorithm specially developed by me calculates the costs from the characteristic values of the respective patent family with a temporal resolution of six months.

I have adapted the existing monthly patent search for the analysis of competitive behavior and thus noticeably reduced the costs while maintaining almost the same quality of information.

Targets and key figures

Five patent applications analyzed in 25 countries
Management tool programmed in Excel
Number of non-relevant patents halved during search

September 2018 – February 2019

Budget 60’000 CHF

Independent project work

Mechanical and electrical industry