Innography Blog

Archived posts from 2011


The America Invents Act

Last week, President Obama signed the America Invents Act, giving the U.S. patent system its first major overhaul in 60 years. The first to file system will accomplish many things for inventors. It not only brings the U.S. in alignment with international patent practices, but also aims to reduce questions around inventorship and so reduce resultant invalidation claims from “who invented it first”. We expect the number of patent filings will increase...

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Categories: industry outlooks


Innography Introduces PatentGuard

I've talked a lot in recent posts about the changing IP landscape, and the measures being taken by companies to address those changes.  One of the main challenges I've seen is the often time-consuming and tedious task of evaluating a patent portfolio, particularly to identify chain of title issues. Maintaining a clean chain of title is crucial, because without it, you lose the right to take action on that patent leaving it...

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Categories: application trends, litigation strategy, patent portfolio analysis, technology forecasts


What’s Your Game Plan?

Buzz Aldrin once said, "For every winner, there’s a loser. And that person didn’t really need to lose. They just didn’t understand the game plan." So many times we hear our users say they are asked to put together a 'patent landscape' without any real guidance on what insights they are being asked to deliver. What is the business goal? Are we looking to identify new partners? Competitive threats?...

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Categories: industry outlooks


State of the IP Union

Innography recently celebrated its fourth birthday, and I used the opportunity to reflect on just how far our company has come. When I started Innography, the majority of patents and intellectual property concerns were confined to the legal department. Now just four years later, the patent landscape has morphed into a complex terrain forcing corporations to create business teams with executive oversight to focus solely on intellectual property; proof that the value of IP is...

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Categories: industry outlooks


Innography Turns 4!

Happy Birthday, Innography! On June 21, 2007, Innography was incorporated. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our clients, past and present, for having faith in the “new guy” and believing in the technology that we’ve strived to perfect. We believe we provide the most intensive and accurate patent data and analytics available. And judging by our growth rate, our customers agree. Even though we have crushed milestone...

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Categories: events, industry outlooks