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.