Thomson IP Manager: Faster, More Accurate IP Decision Making Plus Improved Collaboration

Leading intellectual asset management software offers unprecedented flexibility in system security to provide precise access for remote users

Dec 02, 2010, 14:30 ET from Thomson Reuters

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomson IP Management Services, a part of Thomson Reuters, today released the next version of its scalable intellectual asset management (IAM) software solution, Thomson IP Manager, enabling key decision makers within, and external to, an organization to more effectively and securely collaborate on intellectual property (IP) matters. Security policies that support complex permission assignments based on case attributes allow outside counsel to better communicate with internal stakeholders to make decisions about and more effectively manage IP portfolios.

"As intellectual asset management continues to increase in both importance and complexity, organizations require input from across their business—as well as from outside counsel," said Cynthia Murphy, vice president and general manager of Thomson IP Management Services. "The 3.2 release of Thomson IP Manager allows users throughout the IP lifecycle, whether in legal, R&D, licensing or external to the organization, to more easily make vital decisions about quickly bringing products to market, protecting intangible assets, and maximizing the value of their IP portfolios. The intuitiveness of the user interface, flexibility of the security model and accessibility to remote users make all this possible."  

Thomson IP Manager's new security model offers varying levels of access to case records at different stages and for different matters within an IP type. All involved parties can more efficiently and securely collaborate with the precise level of access appropriate to their role within the IP decision-making process.

Additionally, to support the growing base of European organizations—and users within international organizations—a fully translated German user interface for Thomson IP Manager is now available, allowing German clients to communicate seamlessly. Functionality has also been added for high-volume users, enabling them to more easily view and manipulate large result sets; search more efficiently; and create, review and collaborate around records in a more streamlined fashion.

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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 you maximize the value of your portfolio, keep it aligned with your business strategy, and drive global competitiveness. Our solutions—Thomson IP Manager, IP Payments and IP Rules—integrate state-of-the-art portfolio management technology, comprehensive services and a world-class IP rules collection to provide unparalleled support of your patents, trademarks, licenses and other intellectual assets.  

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