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Assessment of Intellectual Asset Management Practices

In the knowledge-based economy, the effective management of intellectual assets is becoming an important business consideration. Many businesses have intuitively developed excellent Intellectual Asset and Intellectual Property management practices. However, often this business management component has either not been addressed at all or one or more important facets have been dealt with inadequately or entirely overlooked. Often a business has several intellectual asset management practices that can be easily upgraded.
In order to establish ensure that an effective intellectual asset protection and exploitation strategy, a constructive first step is to audit and review the current intellectual asset management practices.

What is an "Intellectual Asset Management Practices Audit?
In auditing a business' intellectual asset management practices, Vertex looks at ten key intellectual asset management elements and considers how the business' practices compare to best practices for their specific industry. Based on the results of the review, recommendations for upgrading the company's current practices are then developed.
In the performance of an audit, Vertex's meets with key client personnel and examines the client's pertinent written policies. Based on the understanding of our client's business practices developed during this process and our understanding of industry best practices, we arrive at our conclusions and, where appropriate, offer recommendations for upgrading their intellectual asset management practices.

What Do We Consider?
Vertex's Intellectual Property and Asset Management Practices Audit considers ten intellectual asset management elements. They are:

How do Vertex's Clients Benefit?
Past clients have found that Vertex's actionable recommendations to be constructive and often easy to implement. Our recommendations have helped to enable our clients to:



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