Value SmartTM

Strategic Consulting Services

We advise senior management on the alignment of their IP portfolios with their business strategy and on the effective monetization of their intangible assets.

Having a clear strategy in place to manage IP determines how effectively an organization can capitalize on its knowledge, its technology and the differentiating factors that underlie its business plan.


Market Entry Studies

We analyze IP portfolios and recommend commercialization options for companies to successfully introduce new technologies into the marketplace.


Monetization Strategy

We guide companies on leveraging their existing IP assets to optimize the return on their portfolio. The analysis includes quantifying and prioritizing various monetization options and strategies including: licensing, enforcement, asset sales, etc.


IP Strategy Advisory in Emerging Technologies

We advise corporations across the innovation cycle on best practices for IP strategy and result driven implementation. We focus on emerging technologies and the specific challenges and opportunities they present.

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Stanford Graduate School of Business,
Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, Stanford Venture Studio

Strategic Consulting Case Studies


Market Entry Analysis,
Automotive Company

Assessment of a portfolio comprised of more than 100 US and Japanese patents covering advanced Lithium Ion battery technology for hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), held by a large automotive company. The analysis resulted in recommended strategies for commercialization and partnering for manufacturing.


Monetization Strategy,
Software Company

Assisted a company with licensing strategy related to software and patents covering unique features in mobile devices. The purpose of the analysis was to overhaul an underperforming software licensing business by leveraging the IP (patents) and changing the business model to generate higher royalties./p>


IP Strategy Advisory,
Stanford Center for Entrepreneurial Studies (CES)

Provide customized lectures and advisory sessions to Stanford Graduate School of Business students and alumni addressing IP strategy matters related to their ventures. Contributed sessions to the “Nuts & Bolts Educational Series for Student Entrepreneurs.” Listed as an advisor for the GSB Venture Studio Startup Incubator.


Mobilize 2011


Challenges & Opportunities in the Cloud


Patent trolls are about to invade the cloud

Huge and expensive patent battles aren’t going away anytime soon– in fact, they’re likely to continue to pick up steam this year. Efrat Kasznik, of Foresight Valuation Group, lays out some of the intellectual property battlegrounds of tomorrow.

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