Innography Blog

Best Innovation Books and Podcasts on Technology for the Summer

Summer is here, bringing to mind long days, longer weekends and hopefully a vacation with friends or family. Here’s the scoop on what books to add to your summer reading list, as well as to your podcast library. Innovation, technology and the IoT (Internet of Things) in general have been the subject of many excellent reads and listens lately, and these lists serve to keep you up to date, entertained, and informed, wherever you find yourself learning this summer.

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Categories: industry outlooks, open innovation, patent strategy, patents, r&d strategies, technology forecasts


Six Things to Know About the Yahoo! Patent Portfolio Up for Bid

Read Innography’s analysis of the Yahoo! patent portfolio reportedly up for bid.

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Categories: industry outlooks, patent analysis, patent filing trends, patent licensing, patent litigation data, patent portfolio analysis, technology forecasts


The Hidden Costs of Bad Data Quality

When two patent analysis tools disagree on patent data, there's only one way to find out which one is more accurate – do the research. And picking the right patent tool to trust makes all the difference in getting to the best answer.

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Categories: big data, data correction, data correlation, patent search


Personal Tales of Innovation: We have all been here before…

Problem solving happens every day. When it’s your job to be a problem solver, the questions can be really challenging and you may have to figure out a lot of stuff. It can take weeks, sometimes years, to get your answer. Other times the answer presents itself, often as a result of prior experience. In these cases, you often look really smart, when really you’re standing on the shoulders of those that came before you. My experience is that many “high tech” problems are really just old problems in a new setting.

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Categories: patent strategy, r&d strategies


New Look, Same Innography

Last week Innography hosted our biggest and best Insights client event ever, with over 200 clients and 30 different client speakers. The keynotes by Google and IBM were especially well-received, according to attendees, as were the roadmap and upcoming product presentations.

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Categories: events, industry outlooks


Personal Tales of Innovation: Failure is Your Friend (and Teacher)

I don't really think of myself as an Inventor, even though I have more than 20 years in R&D and my name on over 40 patents issued in various jurisdictions around the world. To me, those patents are the culmination of a lot of people’s work. It happened to be my job to put the pieces together into some kind of solution, so I got the patent. One way or another, a central pillar of my career has been the development of innovation, either someone else’s or my own. First as a process engineer, then in a patent law firm drafting other people’s solutions, and next as a portfolio manager, finding and bundling other people’s solutions to solve still other people’s problems. Even in the course of my Masters Degree in Technology Commercialization, I studied an idea, turned it into a good or service, wrapped a venture around it, to ultimately pitched it to venture. In other words, ask for somebody else’s money to develop a third person’s ideas, in order to solve a generic fourth person’s problem. I’ve referred to it as “puzzle mentality”, where I like to think about the world through the lens of problems and problem solving.

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Categories: application trends, intellectual property management, patent analysis, patent search, patent semantics, patent strategy, patents, r&d strategies


Custom 4D Visualizations Are Going to Change How You Look at Patent Data

The Innography Team is thrilled to present our newest features and enhancements to Advanced Analysis. We continue to support our power and business users with functionality that creates efficiencies in their intellectual property search and analysis workflows and communicates discovered insights effectively.

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Categories: advanced patent search, big data, intellectual property management, patent analysis, patent portfolio analysis, patent search, patent semantics, patent visualization tools, patents, semantic patent search


Patents Gone Wild: Little Bunny Fu-Fu

The origins of Easter come from so many places. From the pagan figure Eastre to the Christian faith of celebrating the resurrection of Christ-- the Easter holiday in the U.S. is almost as commercialized as Christmas! Many symbols of Easter can be found in stores as early as February. Baby carrots, marshmallow and chocolate bunnies, and plastic eggs all have links to the holiday.

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Categories: advanced patent search, patent analysis, patent search, patents, trademarks