Jennifer Gallagher takes a look at how to determine the worth of a patent, strategies around patent auctions, and how to dive deeper into the portfolios for sale to find the hidden gems or potential liabilities.
Categories: advanced patent search, ip strategies, licensing strategy, mergers and acquisitions, patent mapping, patent strategy
It would be extremely hard to play a game of chess without knowing anything about the location of your opponents pieces let alone what pieces they still have in play (although, it might be interesting to watch)! So why would you play the game of IP and risk losing your freedom to operate (FTO) without knowing what and where competitors have opposing IP?
Categories: competitive intelligence, due diligence software, ip strategies, licensing strategy, patent strategy, r&d strategies
Today’s patent professional has to analyze a lot of data in order to make a good decision, but more data brings more complexity… unless you have tools that do some of the more tedious work for you.
Categories: big data, industry outlooks, intellectual property management
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...
Categories: advanced patent search, data correction
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.
Innography continues its positive growth trend in 2014!
Categories: application trends, events, industry outlooks
Denise Deverelle Crown explores different indicators of seminal patents and tips for mining your portfolio.
Categories: ip strategies, patent portfolio analysis, patents
Keith Smith investigates World Cup soccer ball patents, how weather affected new patent filings, and more...