IP Strategy

Andrew Currier’s practice includes a heavy emphasis on corporate IP strategy. Andrew views IP services as forms of practical barrier-to-entry tools that can be purchased from IP attorneys, not as expensive arcane legal instruments devoid of practical purpose. Andrew brings several years of experience in building and operating businesses and utilizes those skills to assess what intellectual property services, such as patents and trademarks, may be acquired to supplement organic barriers-to-entry, such as speed to market, know how, and cost management.  His process involves working with C-suite team members using existing corporate strategy materials such as business plans, investor pitch decks, and corporate strategy documents.  Andrew analyzes those materials and identifies appropriate patent, trademark and other IP programs that match the corporate business objectives. Andrew then concludes his process with budget proposals and statements-of-work surrounding the acquisition of IP services, presented within the context of the overall corporate financial vision. The C-suite team is then equipped to assess those options in a transparent fashion and plan the future of the business and the acquisition of IP services with relative certainty.

At the outset of each retainer or project, and throughout, we engage each client on their strategic objectives, so we can link their IP investment, our services, and their ultimate objective. We frequently find that our input and experience often helps our client develop and refine their IP and commercial strategies and optimize their IP investment. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you and explore how PCK can help you develop the optimum strategy in the following areas:

  • Patent, Trademark, Copyright, Design, Trade Secrets and Confidential Information
  • Global or Local
  • Filing and Blocking Strategies
  • Landscape and State of the Art Analysis
  • Validity/Novelty/Infringement Searches, Analysis, Opinions
  • Clearance and Freedom to Operate, Design-Around
  • R&D Support
  • Risk Analysis
  • Commercial Planning
  • Enforcement and Monetization
  • Budget and Resource Planning

Contact

Peter Bormann

Peter Bormann

M.Eng., LL.B., MBA, P.Eng., rmc

Stephen Perry

Stephen Perry

B.Sc., P.Eng

T. Andrew Currier

T. Andrew Currier

BSEE, LL.B., P.Eng.