Innography Blog

Archived posts from P16/2013

Innography’s Summer 2013 release has arrived!

The process of deciding what goes into a release involves listening to client feedback, prioritizing requests and weaving in our product’s strategic direction.  Along the way we consider if a feature will make users more productive, if it improves usability, how well it exposes critical data that will lead to making good business decisions, and occasionally we add things that are irresistibly cool. We’re proud of this release for many...

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Categories: application trends, intellectual property management, open innovation, patent visualization tools, patents, playbooks, quickview

Is Your Competition One Move Ahead of You?

What might your competitors know about the market that you don't? What do they know about you or your future product releases? Today’s competitive market requires organizations to stay at least one move ahead of their competition.  It's critical that you know your competition and market, that you know how to spot emerging trends, and know how to prioritize R&D investments.  IP information can provide competitive intelligence...

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Categories: application trends, competitive intelligence, industry outlooks

IP Strategy Trends at Innography Insights 2013

During this past week, Innography held its annual user conference.  It is always energizing to hear about the real world challenges that our customers solve using Innography software and services.  The deals concluded, the risks avoided, and the millions of dollars saved or made emphasize the importance of intellectual property to corporate results. Perhaps the most significant trend observed though, is how IP strategy has spread across the organization. Gone are the...

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Categories: application trends, events, industry outlooks

World IP Day - Looking for the Next Innovation

World IP Day, sponsored by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) takes place on April 26th. The day is celebrated worldwide and was started as a way to promote discussion of the role of intellectual property in encouraging innovation and creativity.  World IP Day offers an opportunity for inventors to join with others around the globe to discuss and demonstrate how IP works to contribute to and drive innovation in our world.  This...

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Patent Transparency: Why it’s okay to show your cards

Yesterday, Microsoft unveiled its Patent Tracker tool, as a sign of “responsible intellectual property management.” In the midst of today’s turbulent patent landscape and wars being waged from all directions, we commend Microsoft on its commitment to a healthy IP ecosystem. According to Microsoft Executive VP and General Counsel Brad Smith, “We need greater transparency. The PTO is considering requirements for greater transparency. But I don’t think we need to wait. I think...

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Categories: industry outlooks

Five Tips for Licensing Intellectual Property

If you own intellectual property, licensing should be a core part of your business strategy. We help enterprise customers map out lucrative licensing strategies every day, and although we have a two part webinar series and a white paper focused on starting a licensing program, we wanted to take the time to list out the top five priorities you should focus on when building your licensing strategy. 1.    Have a plan. Congratulations! You...

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Categories: licensing strategy, patent webinar

Where do you go for a good show?

Since Innography was established almost six years ago, we’ve grown to service more than 6800 users from 300 companies. What’s even more amazing, is we’ve grown organically. In other words, we’ve pounded some serious pavement. We have been very successful meeting key contacts and finding great value the old fashioned way, face to face meetings at industry events and tradeshows. With technology enhancements such as WebEx and Skype, personal...

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Categories: events, industry outlooks, intellectual property management

There’s No IP in SXSW

It’s Spring Break in Austin, and that can only mean one thing: South by Southwest is here. South By, as we locals refer to it, known most famously as the birth place of Twitter in 2007, has grown tenfold since its initial inception, and now includes Music, Film, and Interactive. The Interactive portion houses SXSW Gaming, and even a Start Up Village. So with all of the innovation being showcased this week, why isn...

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Categories: industry outlooks