Portfolio Development

At DT Ward, PC, we appreciate that some of the most innovative ideas can occur early on when the business lacks resources to invest in the infrastructure of a full service in-house patent department or to pay the high hourly rate of external patent counsel. This is the time, however, where an integrated patent strategy is needed the most.

  • On-Site CounselSM
  • Dedicated 24/7 Team
  • Scientific Expertise
  • Enterprise Alignment
  • IP Strategy & Consulting

    A sustainable and healthy portfolio must be actively managed with maintenance strategies that must be scalable and evolve as our clients' businesses evolve. The services we provide to ensure the best outcomes include not only patent prosecution in the US and internationally, but ongoing technology evaluation and portfolio mining.

  • Worldwide Portfolio Development
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Deep Mining™ to Leverage Your Innovation

    Life sciences companies typically have more value in their portfolio than they realize. This is especially true when patent portfolios are acquired for a singular purpose central to the business. Often it is revealed that the acquired portfolio contains latent inventions buried and overlooked.

    Corporate & Investment Diligence

    A successful patent strategy is as much about knowing the business of your competitors as it is about knowing your own business. DTWard, PC offers time-sensitive IP analyses, including landscape review and competitive intelligence. We work with our clients to assess the strengths and weaknesses of IP portfolios for merger or acquisition.

  • Competitive Intelligence
  • Patentability, Validity and FTO Review
  • Valuation & Investment Due Diligence
  • Technology Licensing

    Realizing the value proposition inherent in a technology is key to achieving the best outcome in licensing and technology transfer deals. At DT Ward, PC we provide counseling to our clients for all of their IP licensing activities.

  • Third-Party IP Review
  • Due Diligence Support
  • Public, Private & Government licensing
  • Litigation Support

    While the firm does not maintain a litigation group, it does have relationships with premiere patent litigation teams and firms in the US. Our services in this respect, are supportive and companion to intellectual property litigation.

  • FTO and Invalidity analyses
  • Laboratory Notebook review
  • Strategic portfolio counseling