GLS IP Function Efficiency Audit™ (DIY)

Assess and improve your IP function

The Problem

Your IP is valuable – you need to manage it better.

Related challenges include:

  • to improve you must understand your “current status”
  • IP can represent significant value in most businesses
  • you cannot protect and manage unknown IP assets
  • you are not monetising the full value of your IP portfolio
  • you are not sure of what audit criteria to use
  • you are not clear how your legal department benchmarks against peer businesses
  • finding time to conduct an audit comes on top of existing workloads
  • without good diagnostic tools you will have limited actionable insights
  • your team wants to do more strategic work but just cannot find the time

Wouldn’t it be great if you could access a comprehensive diagnostic tool that allows you to generate actionable insights for your team? 

The GLS Solution

GLS IHL IP Function Efficiency Audit™ (DIY) is an online, easy to implement, intuitive to use, diagnostic tool to help you assess whether you have the systems, practices and infrastructure needed to optimise the management of your business’s intellectual property.

GLS IHL IP Function Efficiency Audit™ (DIY) will help you rapidly assess the current performance levels and capabilities of your IP management infrastructure in an objective and transparent manner.

Comprising more than 150 diagnostic questions, this tool helps you assess the performance criteria that have the biggest impacts on your team’s productivity. 

The criteria against which our module is prepared is that of a “performance optimised” legal support function. This will result in:

  • an assessment of the presence and/or current performance of key resources;
  • a powerful reference model of what your fully optimised department could look like; and
  • clearly identified and logical intervention/optimisation options to drive department productivity.

This tool will significantly enhance your ability to prepare and implement a transformation plan for your legal team that: 

This tool will significantly enhance your ability to prepare and implement a transformation plan for your legal team that: 

  • is self-authored and specific to your business;
  • efficiently targets maximum productivity intervention scenarios; and
  • is easy, cheap and quick to implement.

Few lawyers like to be critiqued but as so much more is required of modern-day legal teams, it is essential that legal team leaders can obtain objective data and honestly assess performance. 

Problem solved.

Solution Deliverables

Efficiency Audit Tool:A detailed suite of online / e-format audit questions designed to help you comprehensively analyse the performance of your legal team.
Online / e-question format:Our diagnostic module can be made available to you in an online / e-question format that you can address to multiple members of your team and received their aggregated responses. 
Tool Usage Briefing Session:A 1 hour presentation and Q&A on how to utilise the Audit Tool including an overview of the GLS Legal Transformation Tube Map Model.  
GLS Legal Transformation Tube Map ModellingEach diagnostic module draws from GLS’ market leading legal department performance analysis module – the GLS Legal Transformation Tube Map – which you can find here
30 Minute GLS Transformation ConsultGLS are world leading expert in legal team efficiency planning and implementation. This module includes a 30 minute consult to help your efficient deployment of the tool and to obtain related insights. 
Findings Analysis: We can help you process your findings – we can offer a 3 hour consultancy to help you understand your results. 

Solution SLA Options and US$ Pricing

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GLS Audit Module Questions
Configured Electronic Forms
Tool Usage Briefing Session
GLS Transformation Consult
Corp Communications Package
Analysis Your Findings Support (3hrs)
Price (excl. VAT)$2,499$2,999$3,499$4,449

Pricing Comparison

What could you law firm deliver to you in 2h 56m? Certainly nothing that would allow you to generate deep insights into the performance of your legal team.

Big Law ReviewUS RateGLS CostMinutes
Partner$850$2,4992h 56m
Senior Associate$640$2,4993h 54m
Blended Rate$520$2,4994h 48m
Associate$480$2,4995h 12m
Junior Associate$400$2,4996h 12m

GLS RPLV Legal Operations Score

This solution’s GLS RPLV impact score:

Resource Status: Specialist Repeater Formative
Ease of Implementation: Complex Average Easy
Value Demonstration/Visibility: Low Medium High
Productivity Leverage Profile: Low Medium High
IHL Line Optimisation: Single Multiple All Lines

IHL Critical Function Optimisation Targets

This solution enhances performance across the following critical in-house functions:

In-House Legal: Critical Functions / Processes

Legal Operations


GLS has identified 15 critical in-house processes/functions that are present in every world-class legal department. To learn what these functions are, their composition and how they interrelate to deliver efficient legal team performance outcomes - visit here.

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