IP Consultancy

ipervescence offers tailored IP consulting services focused on the strategic value and risks associated with IP to support sustained business success

Strategy

Aligning IP to enterprise objectives and structures to support critical capabilities, leverage value and mitigate risk

Risk & Compliance

Proactively identifying, managing and monitoring IP risk & compliance

Culture & Capability

Fostering an understanding how IP contributes to strategic objectives

Policy & Law
Reform

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

Valuation

Understanding the financial value of IP to assist transparent, informed decision making and strategic planning

IP Strategy

Aligning IP to enterprise objectives and structures to support critical capabilities, leverage value and mitigate risk

IP is a business tool which underpins innovation, growth, competitive advantage and differentiation – yet its contribution is often not as well understood as that of tangibles, finance, culture or people

In a dynamic market, sustained business success means adapting to customer needs, stakeholder scrutiny, technology and data impacts, regulatory and workforce changes

There’s an opportunity for IP to make a broader contribution to sustained business success, as an integrated part of enterprise strategy supporting opportunities to win, providing risk assurance for critical capabilities and contributing to strategic insight, foresight and decision making

We work with you to

  • understand how IP contributes to your strategic objectives
  • 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 stakeholders

Examples of how an enterprise approach to IP adds value

  • governance – asset assurance | strategic insight and foresight
  • competitive advantage – underpin and strengthen market opportunities
  • R&D – capture and optimise innovation outputs | line of sight to ROI
  • collaboration – attract and positively engage with partners and vendors
  • data – consistent confidentiality, privacy and data management protocols
  • attracting Talent – aligned incentives and rewards | retaining know-how
  • investment – asset and process certainty for investors and purchasers
  • brand positioning – support customer experience and manage reputation
  • driving efficiencies – deter and reduce conflict | increase bargaining power

IP Risk & Compliance

Proactively identifying, managing and monitoring IP risk & compliance

IP risk and compliance issues can be internal and external, including negative customer experience, barriers to entry, trade secret disclosure, misaligned collaborations, infringement, tied supply arrangements and regulatory controls

These issues impact reputation, freedom to operate, competitive advantage, information security, asset governance and revenues

Proactively dealing with IP risk and compliance enhances the contribution of IP to strategic objectives and is an essential part of enterprise risk management

We work with you to

  • identify IP risks impacting your business
  • align IP to risk appetite and tolerances
  • enhance internal understanding of IP risk and compliance issues
  • improve controls, decision making and reporting on IP risks
  • measure and monitor outcomes

Examples of how IP risk and compliance impacts strategic objectives

  • inadequate information about IP for strategic planning and decision making
  • failure to respond to disruptive risks, including technology and data security
  • failure to secure key differentiators and competitive advantage
  • inadvertent disclosure of critical secrets
  • barriers to entry | freedom to operate
  • competitor, partner & infringer activities
  • inappropriate use of third party materials

IP Culture & Capability

Fostering an understanding how IP contributes to strategic objectives

Understanding the contribution that IP makes to enterprise strategy 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

Examples of how to promote IP as part of enterprise culture 

  • coaching, training and skills workshops
  • insights for strategic planning, and developing an innovation mindset
  • IP inputs for induction, compliance, performance and leadership programs
  • tailored guides, checklists and decision options
  • aligning approaches to IP, innovation, technology, cyber security and data

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

There is an opportunity to actively engaging with IP reforms to promote positive outcomes for your business

We work with you to

  • identify and influence changes in the way IP is regulated
  • 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 ways to advocate for positive IP reform outcomes

  • IT company – advocating for software as patentable subject matter
  • online platform – practical inputs to ensure an effective take down regime
  • R&D focused company – support greater clarity for protection of trade secrets
  • retailer with a significant brand portfolio – influencing domain name change
  • parts manufacturer – shape the direction of new designs legislation
  • SME | startup – cheaper, expedient access to protection of innovations
  • importer | exporter – manage impacts of IP aspects of a free trade agreement
  • business with accumulated customer data – clearer data right outcomes

IP Valuation

Understanding the financial value of IP to assist transparent, informed decision making and strategic planning

IP is a key part of enterprise strategy and individual transactions – with intangibles said to make up between 60% – 80% of global corporate wealth, understanding the financial value of material IP is critical to sustained business success

Our IP valuation method includes qualitative and quantitative analysis which considers technical, legal and economic issues, and complies with relevant accounting standards and recognised international guidance for IP valuation

We work with you to value IP for specified purposes, such as

  • return on investment
  • transparent, informed decision making
  • asset assurance and governance
  • resource optimisation
  • risk mitigation

Our approach to IP valuation is

  • multidisciplinary including technical, legal and financial analysis
  • qualitative and quantitative
  • compliant with accounting standards for IP valuation
  • compliant with recognised international guidance for IP valuation
  • best practice credentials in global finance, investment and IP

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