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How should I decide which patents not to renew?

Managing Intellectual Property


Given the economic situation, my company is looking to cut costs from our IP department and one option is not to renew some of our patent portfolio. Which factors should I consider in deciding which patents not to renew?

The in-house counsel The following considerations are mostly applicable to patent owners with a relatively large patent portfolio – that is, from at least hundreds of patent families to a thousand or more. For those with a small portfolio, the patent...


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