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Patent Annuity Payment Made Simple with MaxVal’s Annuity Payer

Annuity_payer_logoMaxVal Group, a Silicon Valley based patent portfolio management company launches Annuity Payer™ at http://www.annuitypayer.com, an annuity payment and management solution. Combining more than a decade of patent management experience with an intuitive annuity management engine built from the ground up, MaxVal’s Annuity Payer™ provides a reliable and cost-effective annuity payment and management solution.

Annuities must be paid to patent offices to keep a patent in force or an application active. With the growing internationalization of many patent portfolios, managing annuity payments across jurisdictions with different rules, fees, and due dates can be burdensome. Proper management, however, is critical since late or missed payment may lead to expensive surcharges or even abandonment of patents.

Leveraging MaxVal’s over a decade of patent management experience, in-depth understanding of patent operations and client needs, MaxVal is delighted to launch Annuity Payer™ to provide the most reliable, intuitive, and cost-effective patent annuity payment and management solution available to patent counsel and patent portfolio managers.

Combining experienced patent annuity specialists, a vast international network of agents, a powerful patent annuity management engine and an intuitive user-interface built from the ground up, Annuity Payer™ offers full annuity management service or ecommerce inspired “shopping” option for do-it-yourself management of patent annuity payments.

Key features

  • Experienced annuity specialists with up-to-date knowledge of patent annuity rules
  • An international network of agents covering all major jurisdictions
  • Simple patent portfolio upload to http://www.annuitypayer.com
  • Instant cost estimate through Patent Annuity Estimator™
  • Dashboard providing a snapshot of projected budget, upcoming, in-progress, and completed renewals
  • Intuitive interface to provide annuity instructions
  • Competitive service fee

About MaxVal

MaxVal Group is a Silicon Valley based patent portfolio management company with over a decade of patent management experience servicing the patent industry.  MaxVal provides cost-effective and professional services including patent search and analytics, IDS management, paralegal services and invention capture solutions.

For more information, please email us at info@annuitypayer.com (or) call us on 1-650-472-0644

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MaxVal Announces the Acquisition of Intellectual Assets, Inc.

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MaxVal Group, Inc., a leader in patent lifecycle management has acquired Intellectual Assets Inc. (IAI), a Silicon Valley based IP Advisory services firm.  IAI’s clients range in size from start-ups to Fortune 25 companies that include non-profits, investment organizations, government agencies, national patent offices, law firms, and management consulting service firms. MaxVal focuses on providing solutions to patent attorneys and improving operational and cost efficiencies in the patent operations groups. MaxVal’s solutions includes a mix of software products and value added services such as prior art searching, creating and maintaining patent databases, paralegal services, etc.  IAI has focused primarily on catering to the needs of R&D, Business Development and Licensing groups in companies by providing them project evaluation, competitive intelligence and strategic decision services.

The combined skill sets, capabilities and resources of MaxVal and IAI can now service a broader client base whose products or services depend on Intellectual Property for their inspiration and protection.

IAI will operate as a division under MaxVal and IAI’s clients will continue to receive the excellent quality of service, work products and advice that has been provided by IAI in the past.

The combination of MaxVal and Intellectual Assets Inc. will continue to develop, share and use cutting edge IP assessment tools and proprietary software to optimize patent lifecycle management.

About Intellectual Assets, Inc.

Intellectual Assets, Inc. is a privately held company, founded in 2001, headquartered in Saratoga, CA. It has an industry-wide reputation as a trusted resource for delivering best-in-class products and services. Intellectual Assets, Inc.’s extensive network of R&D and Licensing professionals enables it to deliver a suite of IP products and management services across an array of industries.  IAI’s team includes senior R&D, Licensing, Business Development, and Operations executives.

About MaxVal Group, Inc.

Founded in 2004 by a practicing patent attorney, MaxVal has created innovative tools and services to solve real-world patent problems encountered by their clients.  It serves both in-house and outside counsel, as well as patent operations at both corporations and law firms.  MaxVal’s team includes patent attorneys and agents, software developers, database experts, and paralegal and docketing professionals.

For additional information, contact D. Bommi Bommannan or Paul Germeraad at 650 472 0644.