Technology Corporations

A leading semiconductor manufacturing company based out of Texas, Austin files more than 1000 patent applications each year. The company has facilities in the US, Europe and APAC regions. With ever growing budgets constraints, the APAC region faces a major challenge of streamlining and managing innovations coming from within and creating value for money patent applications.

Hourglass Research has set up a dedicated offshore center that works with the IP Counsel and manages inventions ideated atclient’s APAC facilities. The team conducts inventor interviews across multiple client locations and assesses patentability of the inventions. The shortlisted inventions are selected for patent application drafting. The center has IP professionals experienced in drafting patent applications conforming to the USPTO guidelines. The center also provides additional prosecution support to the Counsel in drafting responses to Office Actions.

Client advantage:

  • Single-stop shop for all patent preparation work
  • Proven model that ensures better control over quality and delivery
  • Optimum bandwidth to accomodate ad-hoc requests

At Hourglass, we equally understand your need to reap the maximum benefits out of your IP portfolio. The task especially becomes cumbersome for a diverse and large number of patents. Our flagship portfolio management services are targeted to provide just the right kind of outputs you are looking for – be it identifying licensing opportunities, selling IP assets, identifying critical patent pools, or more. We have successfully worked on portfolios of more than 5000 patents to help clients identify the right assets and derive monetary benefits.