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In a nutshell

Intellectual Property Management Assessment or Audit Tool

Why it is needed

Helps assess the maturity of a company's IP management system, and identify areas of weakness that are ripe for improvement.

The maturity model goes up from passive to active to proactive to persuasive. The more mature a company is, the better equipped it is to gain a sustainable competitive advantage.

Hawthorne more details

It is a structured questionnaire that can be used to assess the company IP management processes

  • Is an online tool
  • Has guidance notes built in

Who is it for

Any company wishing to improve the IP Management processes.

Typical it will be sponsored by a senior executive, but run by the IP department

Further information

A short paper on Hawthorn is available on LinkedIn

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