Our Services

ipervescence offers tailored IP consulting and locum services to align IP with business objectives, value creation and risk management

Our services support IP value and risk underpinning innovation, technology, data, competitive advantage and differentiation

Our services include IP strategy and risk frameworks, IP workshops and training, ways to deal with IP regulatory change, IP valuations and placement of IP specialists

Strategy

Aligning IP with business objectives and structures, to identify and realise the unique value of IP to your business and to mitigate risk

Policy & Law
Reform

Shaping IP policy and law reform, to increase opportunity and reduce risk

Culture & Capability

 

Promoting a broader understanding of how IP contributes to business outcomes

Specialist Locum Service

Connecting IP specialists with professional services firms and in-house teams, to provide innovative and flexible resourcing solutions

IP Strategy

Aligning IP with business objectives and structures, to identify and realise the unique benefits of IP to your business and to mitigate risk

Sustained business success begins with a strategic plan as to how your business will create and capture value in the context of your objectives

The value of IP lies in its contribution to your strategic plan, and not just as discrete (intangible) assets

IP strategy is a sub-set of business strategy – it’s about understanding the contribution that IP makes to your short to long term objectives, and developing aligned frameworks to maximise that contribution and mitigate risk

We work with you to

  • align IP to your strategic plan to capture and deliver value and mitigate risk, including how IP underpins innovation, technology, data, competitive advantage and differentiation
  • enhance the contribution IP makes to strategic insight and foresight
  • improve internal controls, decision making, resourcing and communications
  • develop clear and integrated frameworks for dealing with IP
  • communicate your IP story to customers, shareholders, competitors and investors

Our approach can be 

  • end-to-end – encompassing (e.g.) IP governance | culture and communications | rights management | risk and compliance | policy and law reform
  • issues-based – to address a particular issue, such as – asset governance| growth |competitive advantage | collaboration |to attract investment | risk minimization | to drive efficiencies
  • inclusive of all IP types, or concentrated on IP underpinning a product, service, process or business objective
  • focused on stakeholder needs, such as – investor | board | senior leadership | strategy, risk, marketing, IP or technology functions | customers | shareholders | regulators

Examples of IP strategies

  • governance – asset assurance | strategic insight and foresight | ROI
  • competitive advantage – supporting new market opportunities
  • innovation – capturing and optimising innovation outputs
  • collaborative engagement – leveraging IP and managing risk when collaborating
  • data – consistent confidentiality, privacy and data management protocols
  • attracting Talent – aligning incentives and rewards | informed OSS contribution
  • investment – asset and process certainty for investors and purchasers
  • brand positioning – supporting customer experience | benchmarking
  • risk – managing IP in supply chains | dealing with disruptive technologies
  • compliance – using third party IP | disclosure, licensing and interoperability
  • driving efficiencies – deterrence | reduced conflict | increased bargaining power

IP Policy & Law Reform

Shaping IP policy and law reform, to increase opportunity and reduce risk

The contribution IP makes to innovation and creativity, return on your investment and risk are impacted by local and international legal and regulatory frameworks – changes to the way IP is regulated can significantly impact its contribution to your strategic plan

We work with you to

  • identify and influence changes in the way IP is regulated to promote outcomes which support innovation and creativity, and the contribution IP makes to your business
  • develop approaches to influence outcomes
  • identify and engage with stakeholders and decision makers
  • write submissions and participate in consultations
  • prepare communications and media responses

Examples of shaping reforms and policy changes

  • IT company – software as patentable subject matter
  • online platform – take down regimes
  • online content provider – exceptions to copyright infringement
  • professional association – privilege issues
  • R&D focused company – proposed changes to trade secrets regime
  • retailer with a significant brand portfolio – domain names spaces
  • parts manufacturer – designs legislation
  • SME | startup – access to (innovation) patent system
  • importer | exporter – IP chapter in free trade agreement
  • licensor – changes to licence regulations
  • business with accumulated customer data – consumer data right

Culture & Capability

Promoting a broader understanding of how IP contributes to business outcomes

The value of IP to a business lies in its contribution to overall enterprise strategy and not just as discrete (intangible) assets.  Understanding that broader contribution, and how to effectively leverage it, is a critical business differentiator.  Realising the competitive opportunities of IP depends on how a business encourages and promotes IP as part of its core beliefs, values and practices.

We work with you to

  • enhance IP literacy, skills and expertise
  • increase cross business understanding of how IP creates and captures value and mitigates risk
  • align reward, recognition and incentives around innovation, creativity and IP
  • understand disruptive IP opportunities and risks
  • promote IP regulatory compliance
  • facilitate transparent, informed decision making and resourcing
  • communicate your unique IP story to stakeholders

Examples of encouraging and promoting an understanding of IP

  • IP strategy coaching and training, including for Boards
  • IP skills workshops
  • IP insights for strategic planning, and developing an innovation mindset
  • IP modules for induction, compliance, performance and leadership programs
  • updating internal resources and Intranet pages
  • tailored guides, such as – safeguarding inventions, keeping records, dealing with confidential information, using brands, accessing 3rd party content
  • checklists for dealing with IP in commercial transactions
  • mapping IP in your approaches to innovation, technology, cyber security and data
  • decision trees to identify opportunities and risks of engaging with open source software
  • IP audit and due diligence structuring

IP Specialist Locum Service

Connecting IP specialists with professional services firms and in-house teams, to provide innovative and flexible resourcing solutions

Innovation, access to digital technologies and the gig economy are changing the way professionals are working and how their services are delivered

Flexible IP resourcing gives you access to innovative solutions tailored to meet your needs – a vetted pool of talented specialists, working at your premises or remotely, full-time or part-time, for fixed duration or for the term of a specific project

For IP specialists, working flexibly provides a career pathway which allows them to undertake diverse work in different contexts and conditions, meet new people and accommodate other interests and commitments

Our IP specialists enable you to

  • scale up and down in response to fluctuating workflows and priorities
  • secure business continuity to cover leave
  • fill transient positions during recruitment or restructuring
  • enhance IP competency and capability
  • strategically allocate work, freeing permanent staff for higher value projects
  • resource secondments by either providing the client with a specialist, or back-filling a secondee placement

Examples of flexible IP resourcing solutions

  • attorney firm – scaling up to respond to changing workflows
  • research institution – enhancing IP licensing capability
  • law firm – replacement for an IP specialist on leave
  • in-house IP team – scaling up to resource an M&A transaction
  • professional services firm – back-filling for staff on leave
  • SME – supporting implementation of a new IP strategy

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