Shumaker & Sieffert patent attorneys are frequently called upon to assist in shaping patent portfolios, whether in the case of conducting "invention scrubs" with inventors to highlight potentially patentable subject matter, identifying opportunities to expand coverage, or evaluating existing portfolio assets for scope and value.  

Our patent attorneys's portfolio analysis skills can be leveraged to maintain the strength of core areas of exclusivity, enhance protection in thinner segments of the portfolio, and compare coverage to competitive patents to evaluate relative portfolio strength.  

At the same time, Shumaker & Sieffert patent attorneys can provide recommendations for cost-effective portfolio management, including U.S. and foreign patent filing recommendations and advice regarding maintenance and pruning of existing portfolio assets.