Dive into the most seamless, easy-to-use renewals solution on the market.
Whether you’re paying 1 annuity per year or 1000, we’re here to provide you the same great customer care.
Manage your clients annuities directly in our system. Looking to offload annuities due to liability? Refer your clients to us. We’ll take it from there.
Save time and overhead costs by offloading your annuity workload to us. We equip you with the knowledge to make smart decisions faster.
You’re the real heroes of this industry. We’ll take care of the menial tasks while you focus on what you do best: promoting innovation.
But an annuity decision made without data isn’t a decision at all. It’s guessing. Through our platform, all your decisions are in one place, providing you the power to analyze, manage, instruct, and pay your annuities all within the same window.
We want to help you make data-based decisions, not date-based ones. With busyness dictating determinations far more than strategy, we realized we needed a whole new generation of tools for IP and business professionals.
The granularity of the data on this system is astounding. It is far more user friendly than any other annuity system. You’re going to love it.
Ward Law Office has been pleased to work with the docketing and maintenance/renewal teams at Black Hills IP. Their professionalism, responsiveness, and attention to detail is excellent. We can recommend Black Hills IP for these services without reservation.
Before, paying annuities was a horrible chore… there have been a number of advantages in moving to Black Hills IP Renewals. For starters, it’s been hugely helpful being able to run a cost model on both individual patents and on patent families that aids in strategic decision making. We love utilizing custom tags by technology applicability, M&A, licenses and relevance to competition, and third-party obligations. The power of this platform is that it provides objective roots to decision making. You can evaluate your IP by forward citations, by how many cases were filed by that class in that year and then plan subsequent activity. Lastly, you can provide cost predictability. If I need to provide an immediate 20% budget reduction, let’s model that a couple ways on my annuity budget and give it to the business to make decisions and explain what they get for each level of spend. This tool allows you to do that and is tremendously powerful.
We are committed to 100% transparency with our pricing. We charge a one-time management fee per annuity payment we make on your behalf. That’s it. No onboarding, yearly, or hidden fees.
It’s up to you, but we recommend connecting us with your law firm. We’ve found the best practice is to set up automated reports out of a patent docketing system. Need help? We can provide documentation on how to create “set it and forget it” reports out of most major systems. Once we receive these reports, we carry out a data reconciliation procedure, comparing the new data with what is in our system and making any necessary updates.
We always pay directly when we can, however, we are required to go through a local agent in some countries. In those cases, the “agent fee” will always reflect exactly what we are charged. We never receive foreign agent kickbacks.