We conduct a tailored evaluation of the IP within your business to help you identify and maximise the opportunities it provides.
An IP Audit is a systematic review of IP owned or used by your company in accordance with your business objectives. The IP Audit can be seen as a
first step towards the acquisition of cost-effective protection for your inventions and innovations. This allows you to take deliberate steps at an early stage to avoid pitfalls
and resolve disputes.
An IP Audit directs you to aspects of your technology with the most potential, protection of which maximises the commercial
value to your business. To optimise the value of an IP Audit, we apply our unique IP Value mapping process to help you identify the IP that underpins the value streams in your
business. Options and strategies suitable for each aspect of the IP will be carefully crafted with the intention of securing and strengthening the market position of your
UK Intellectual Property Office Audits
LeanIP is an experienced IP firm that provides IP Audit services under the IP Audits Plus scheme funded by the UK Intellectual Property Office.
In 2017 we were one of top 3 law firms in the UK in terms of number of completed IP Audits Plus projects, based on publicly available Intellectual Property Office financial information.
What We Do
Our ultimate goal is to help you identify IP assets and implement best practices in IP management to gain the best possible
commercial benefits from its ownership. Your business needs and your long-term customer loyalty are what is in our mind when performing the IP
In our IP Audit report, we will
How We Do It
We will apply our unique IP Audit process to guide you through from the initial stage of consultation to the conduction of the IP Audit to the post-submission discussion for further actions. Our process, developed in collaboration with Strathclyde University, maximises the quality of the IP Audit for the benefit of your IP protection as well as your business in the long run.
During the IP Audit process, we will keep you updated on progress through meetings, phone calls and emails. We provide a procedure guide that details the key milestones at each stage of your IP Audit to ensure that you have a clear picture of the current status and next steps.