SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Thomson IP Management Services business of Thomson Reuters is expanding to include intellectual property management consulting. The consulting practice is a response to growing client demand and is a natural complement to the business's core portfolio management software and patent payment and trademark renewal services.
"As IP takes a more central role in business strategy, intellectual property management affects multiple departments across the organization," said Cynthia Murphy, vice president and general manager of Thomson IP Management Services. "Our IP management consulting practice resides at the intersection of IP, technology, organizational design and business strategy, helping clients optimize their IP operations and improve processes. It's a natural extension of the software and services we've traditionally provided to help clients make effective IP decisions and get products to market more quickly."
IP management consulting services from Thomson IP Management Services include:
- Operations review
- Strategic planning
- Change management
- Process optimization and implementation
- Complex software implementation
- Technology improvement and best practices
The Thomson IP Management Services consulting team comprises technical and IP domain experts, attorneys and advanced-degree specialists with deep industry expertise, backed by leading Thomson Reuters software solutions, to partner with client organizations and provide the necessary tailored support. The team is led by attorney Adam Jaffe, director of the consulting practice, who has extensive experience providing IP and legal consulting services to leading global companies.
According to Mr. Jaffe, "We are already seeing significant interest in our consulting services. In a time when many organizations are being pushed to do more with less, our consultants partner with clients to evaluate and implement IP best practices to optimize their intellectual property operations."
For information about the IP management consulting service, go to http://thomsonipmanagement.com/.
About Thomson IP Management Services
Businesses and law firms at the forefront of intellectual asset management partner with Thomson IP Management Services. From ideation through prosecution and commercialization, Thomson IP Management Services helps clients maximize the value of their portfolio, keep it aligned with their business strategy and drive global competitiveness. Their solutions integrate state-of-the-art portfolio management technology, comprehensive services and a world-class IP rules collection to provide unparalleled support of clients' patents, trademarks, licenses and other intellectual assets.
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, healthcare and science, and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs more than 55,000 people and operates in over 100 countries. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges. For more information, go to www.thomsonreuters.com.
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