Mitigate and respond to patent infringement, IP theft, counterfeiting, and unauthorized gray market diversion, leaks of confidential information and misinformation/disinformation.
Kroll's Intellectual Property Investigations team helps companies identify threats to IP and confidential information internally and throughout their supply chain, develop the appropriate mitigation strategies and investigate suspected infringements. When infringements occur, we use the most sophisticated techniques to establish the valuation of harm inflicted necessary to recover damages.
Our array of investigative capabilities includes gathering intelligence on the dark web and in the field, social network analysis and sample acquisition and testing. Our Cyber Risk experts can track intrusions, data manipulation and a range of “digital footprints,” and our Security Risk Management team can spot deficiencies in security procedures and design remediations. Additionally, we have strong working relationships with regulators, police forces and customs and enforcement agencies around the world. Our investigations frequently form the basis of litigation or criminal prosecutions.
Kroll’s intellectual property investigations are customized to meet a variety of needs, including:
- Marketplace Investigation – We can create bespoke market and retail test purchase programs for clients. These programs can combine advanced statistical modeling, crowdsourcing, controlled approaches and detailed sampling methodologies to provide companies with an accurate assessment of how counterfeit or diverted products have penetrated an area. This analysis then provides the foundation for targeted investigative and remediation strategies.
- Channel Mapping Investigation – Reconstructing the channels through which infringement occurs is essential in crafting an effective and proportionate response. Whether the infringement involves unauthorized factory overruns and backdoor sales or copycat websites selling counterfeit goods, our investigations team is able to map the flow of goods and funds obscured by falsified documents, fund transfers, online communications and warehouses leased by fictitious enterprises, and provide evidence for legal resolution.
- Damage Assessment – When infringement does occur, our valuation experts can work closely with inhouse counsel and outside legal teams to provide a detailed analysis of economic harm that can withstand scrutiny and form the basis for the recovery of damages.
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