Conduct your own IP audit quickly and simply with our web tools - see what you own.
Why audit your IP?
Today's businesses invest over 30% more in intangibles, including intellectual property, than they do in 'hard' tangible goods.
Your intangibles are bound to include a range of unrecorded assets (like trade secrets, technical know-how and specialist customer knowledge) alongside any patents, trade marks or designs you may have registered or copyright you may own. Most businesses don't know what all these assets are - which is where Inngot's easy-to-use IP audit approach can assist.
Your first step in managing and exploiting these assets is to understand what you've got.
Inngot’s IP audit tools are simple to use, requiring no specialist knowledge. They will analyse and document your IP and other intangibles in minutes. They produce a clear report called an innovation profile: you can share it with your board, your team, your accountants, your investors - in fact, anyone who needs to understand what makes your organisation distinctive.
Your IP audit - in seven easy steps
- Type: assigns a type for each innovation, for a quick overview of whether it is scientific, technical, process-based, application or market-related.
- Know-How: brings out your capabilities using an extensive library of technologies and skills, organised into 17 knowledge "families".
- USPs: expresses the benefits of the innovation, selectable from a choice of 26 different possible attributes.
- Target markets: indicates an innovation’s applications by sector, using 20 broad designations which can be refined to highlight particular sub-sectors as needed.
- Development stage: summarises the availability and completeness of an innovation by assigning it to one of 18 steps.
- Registered rights: captures headline details of any patents, trademarks or registered designs (UK and international) associated with the innovation.
- Intellectual assets: defines unregistered intangible assets in four categories - copyright, products/services, resources/relationships and approvals/endorsements.