At a glance

Outsourcing to external IP firms can be a cost-effective way to operate an IP department. As IP becomes increasingly strategic in most industries it also becomes necessary to reallocate in-house time to more strategic work and enable a flexible way of working. If properly managed, our experience shows that most IP departments can reduce costs with 20-30% at maintained or often improved quality levels, while increasing the time available for internal IP staff to perform strategic work by a factor of 3.

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