OTTAWA, JANUARY 14, 2020 — Stratford Managers Corporation announced that they have formally branded their full-service intellectual property agency, Stratford Intellectual Property, in response to a growing demand for its comprehensive and unique strategic intellectual property services. Designed to proactively protect IP assets and scale company valuation, Stratford Intellectual Property acts as a full-service virtual IP manager (VIPM™) to tailor, implement and execute an IP strategy that supports an organization’s business needs and goals.
With a unique blend of IP and business expertise, the Stratford Intellectual Property team includes certified patent agents and strategic advisors experienced in every aspect of the IP lifecycle. The team leans in to foster a culture of innovation and optimize an organization’s IP portfolio to reduce risk and increase ROI while taking away the burden of IP accountability typically assigned to a key executive.
Stratford Intellectual Property is focused on providing innovators with strategic and hands-on intellectual property support in line with their business objectives. It’s not just about filing patents – it’s about providing organizations with a virtual IP management service to help them:
According to the World Intellectual Property Organization global IP filing activity continues to grow at a rapid pace with new records being reached in 2018. Patent filings exceed 3.3 million (up 5.2% from 2017), and trademarks 14.3 million (up 15.5% from 2017). With an increase in filings it’s more important now than ever to have a strong IP strategy to not only ensure proper protection, but to be in a position to capitalize on market and investment opportunities.
For organizations looking to maximize their valuation, mitigate the risk of litigation and decrease spending on IP management, Stratford Intellectual Property is the ideal solution. With the VIPM service, the client’s IP portfolio is always ready for due diligence scrutiny or for reporting to boards and investors. Executives have quick and easy access to the information they need when they need it, without the stress and hassle of file and data management.
“When we formed the Intellectual Property practice at Stratford back in 2009 our vision and mission was to make strategic intellectual property more accessible to organizations of all sizes and industries.” Says Natalie Giroux, Managing Director of Stratford Intellectual Property. “IP is one of the most valuable assets of a company and it is often managed in a piecemeal reactive manner. Without proper IP protection and management, companies put themselves at risk for litigation, lose out on funding opportunities, miss market and product opportunities and effect their company’s valuation. We created Stratford Intellectual Property to proactively and cost effectively help organizations see an ROI on their innovations.”
Gelu Ticala, VP Product Development at Kinaxis commented, “We’ve worked with Stratford’s IP Management team since 2018 and their VIPM offering works well for us as they provide advice on strategy, assist with filing and prosecution, optimize maintenance costs, and provide monthly check-in and status reports. It frees up my time to focus on our product while maintaining a healthy IP program.”
“Every CEO thinks for every investment – How can I get 80% of the value for 20% of the effort/cost. I think for IP, this is exactly the value proposition of Stratford Intellectual Property.” Says Martin Horne, CEO of LiveQoS. LiveQoS has been using Stratford Virtual IP management service for the past 10 years.
“As the founder and leader of our Intellectual Property practice, Natalie has built a great team and a unique service that delivers tremendous value to Stratford clients.” Says Jim Roche, President & CEO of Stratford Managers. ”Launching the Stratford Intellectual Property brand today recognizes the growth and evolution of the service, which is designed to complement our other offerings to help companies grow, improve and transform.”
Gain insight into how comprehensive our approach to Intellectual Property management is by downloading the guide “The 16 Common Mistakes to Avoid When it Comes to IP Strategy”. This guide was created after working for over 25 years helping organizations build, protect and get the full value from their intellectual property.
About Stratford Intellectual Property
Stratford Intellectual Property has been helping companies build, protect and get the full value out of their intellectual assets since 2009. Our passion is innovation. When you call on us to design and execute your IP strategy or to manage your IP portfolio, you get access to a unique blend of IP and business expertise. We work with companies looking to create, cultivate or commercialize on their innovative culture. We can help you improve the way you develop, protect and monetize your entire IP portfolio – from patents, trade secrets, trademarks, design patents and domain names.
About Stratford Managers
Stratford Managers has been helping companies solve their business challenges since 2008. Our dedicated team draws on years of practical business experience and takes a collaborative, cross-practice approach to help organizations and their leaders grow, improve and transform. We work with companies that need more than a ‘consultant’ — who are looking for a partner ready to live their business with them through thick and thin. We’ve been where you are. We can help you succeed.