Innography Blog

Free Patent Search Tools - You Get What You Pay For

A recent article on patents owned by the NSA focused on an unusual patent - what is the NSA doing inventing expandable car seats? Unfortunately, the search was done using the free US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) patent search tool, which doesn't show updated or current ownership - and this patent's ownership (in a separate database) had been corrected long ago to reflect the original inventor, Chrysler Corp. However, the USPTO patent...

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Categories: advanced patent search, data correction


Your IP Management Capabilities: Defining Your Roadmap and Starting The Journey

The last post in our IP Maturity Model series, this post covers earlier topics of IP Management goals and the gaps that must be filled in order to reach these goals, and emphasizes the final step in the assessment process - building a go-forward plan including action items and target dates.

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Categories: intellectual property management, ip management consulting, ip maturity model


Mid-Year Progress by Innography

Innography continues its positive growth trend in 2014!

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Categories: application trends, events, industry outlooks


Tips for Identifying Seminal Patents

Denise Deverelle Crown explores different indicators of seminal patents and tips for mining your portfolio.

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Categories: ip strategies, patent portfolio analysis, patents


World Cup Fever Continues: World Cup Patent Filing Trends

Keith Smith investigates World Cup soccer ball patents, how weather affected new patent filings, and more...

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Categories: application trends, patent filing trends, patents


Introducing DocShare

IP Analysis becomes even more powerful when you can blend your internal data with the public data result set. DocShare allows you to upload internal content and include it for analysis (keyword, semantic, and text clustering). Common use cases for this include adding your organization's non-patent literature, and for managing examiner reports coming back from the PTO where applications require updating.

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Categories: intellectual property management, semantic patent search


Innography Turns 7!

Innography President and Founder Tyron Stading reflects on the company and shares some fun facts about Innography as we celebrate our 7th "birthday".

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Categories: industry outlooks


Convenient Prior Art Search with NPL Database

If you work in R&D, your organization probably licenses relevant journals in your industry for prior art search. To supplement your internal sources, we’ve added over four million non-patent literature documents referencing patents to our collection of more than 100 data sources.

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Categories: advanced patent search, intellectual property management, semantic patent search