How does IPscore work?

The IPscore assessment of a patent consists of five categories: legal, technology, market, finance and strategy. Each question relates to a different value indicator. In each question the patent is rated 1-5 according to its strengths and weaknesses. Together, the 40 or so value indicators form a whole picture of the patent and related risks (e.g. existence of an alternative technology) or opportunities (e.g. winning new markets). These are then displayed in various tables and graphical forms to be used by management for taking strategic decisions. In this way IPscore can display information relevant to the decision-making process and facilitate cross-functional co-operation within companies.