1 Sep
2003

Patent mining in a changing world

Patent mining is one of the buzz words of intellectual property management and for many seems to promise untold riches generated from rights portfolios that would otherwise lie dormant. In reality, however, this is very rarely the case. Patent mining is no quick fix, neither is it a solution that will work in all organisations. But for those that are willing to take risks and invest time and money in the process, the benefits could be considerable. By Edward Kahn