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IPScore is patent evaluation software designed and released by the European Patent Office (EPO).

The following information has been copied from the EPO's information page about the product. In addition, a link to a 30 minute training presentation about the product is available from the EPO via this link.

The EPO has purchased IPscore from the Danish Patent Office who developed it in close co-operation with industry.

IPscore is

  • a Microsoft Access-based tool for the evaluation and management of patents
  • a catalyst for dialogue about patents within a company
  • a guide for identifying potential gains and opportunities for saving costs

IPscore can be used to evaluate

  • individual patents
  • patented technologies
  • R&D projects, even if no patent yet exists
  • ideas and project proposals

IPscore consists of

  • 40 assessment factors
  • predefined scales that guide the responses
  • a quick estimate of a patent's monetary value (net present value)
  • reports on a single patent or a whole patent portfolio
  • a database providing documentation and evaluation updates

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