The State of Corporate IP - 2018
This is a brief, confidential survey regarding corporate IP and patenting activity for 2017. All respondents will receive a copy of the aggregated survey results. Thank you in advance for participating.
Approximately, how many patent applications did your company file in 2017?
How many patent applications do you expect to file in 2018?
How important is patent protection to your company’s business strategy?
Not at all important
What methods or tools do you use to assess the quality of a patent?
How much does your company spend on patents per year? (staff and/or legal service provider expenses)
In your opinion, how much of your company's potentially-patentable material is actually turned into inventions?
All of it
2/3rds or more
Less than 10%
What are some reasons you are not patenting all your company's inventions?
We are limited by budget
We don't have the bandwidth to focus on patents
Some of our inventions are not worth patenting
We have a fixed number of patents we focus on per year
It's difficult to get inventors and patent attorneys to work together
Have you experienced any of the following issues with legal service provider(s)?
Too slow to file
Do not have the right domain expertise
Too much attorney turnover
Poor quality patent applications
Unable to handle our volume
Had conflict with other client
Poor (IT) security
Process was opaque
What is your title?
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