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Archived posts from 2016


2016 Says Good Bye to These Patents

Over 14,000 patents relating to holiday decor/accessories have been filed across the globe over the years. As the year comes to an end, so too do the active dates of several patents. Here are a few of the more interesting holiday-themed patents that expired in 2016.

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Categories: patent analysis, patent search, patent strategy, patents


Patents Gone Wild: The Twisted IP Version of Christmas

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a song that contains a series of increasingly grand gifts given twelve days before the big day. The song, published in England in 1780, seems a little out-of-date. I mean, really who needs twelve drummers drumming alongside seven swans swimming around?! Lucky for us, hair metal band Twisted Sister dropped a holiday album, A Twisted Christmas, in 2006. The band recorded a re-imagined version filled with heavy metal references called Heavy Metal Christmas.

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


Personal Tales of Innovation: Impossible things….

One of my buddies used to say “America was built by salesmen and engineers.” I think there’s a good argument for that. Edison and the light bulb, Bell and the telephone, Ford and mass production, the Wright brothers and flight, just to name a few. You can find books written on these endeavors. But there are many patents that exist that are not known or studied, but that have commercial impact. Finding stories about those is a little tougher. As an Engineer, I took part in creating several of those commercially successful patents. Here’s one of them, where my team worked a persistent problem that no one else had cracked.

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Categories: intellectual property management, ip strategies


Inventor Normalization: The New Normal

It’s the nature of the beast. Patent documents from different countries are plagued with dirty data. And the more active the company, with patents, or inventor activity, the higher the likelihood for varied spellings and the dirtier it inevitably gets.

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Categories: advanced patent search, big data, data correction, data correlation, ip strategies, patent portfolio analysis, patent strategy, r&d strategies


Voting Booth Technology: The Intellectual Property Behind Your Vote

With the recent excitement of the party conventions and the upcoming United States Presidential election fast approaching this November, I began thinking about recent innovations in voting security and access in voting booth technology. I thought I'd take a quick look at this using Innography’s Advanced Analysis.

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Categories: advanced patent search, application trends, patent analysis, patent filing trends, patent search, patents


The Struggle is Officially Over: Say Hello to PortfolioIQ

The launch of PortfolioIQ signifies the end of an era. Your internal information and public patent data can now be together, in a single platform.

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Categories: advanced patent search, big data, data correlation, industry outlooks, intellectual property management, ip strategies, patent analysis, patent portfolio analysis, patent strategy, technology forecasts


[Infographic] The Future of IP is Here and Now

Today’s IP world is more connected, integrated, and collaborative than ever before, and will only become increasingly so as it becomes more and more intertwined with—and even driven by—technology. For those who embrace it all, opportunity is abound. Get this infographic to see if you’re headed in the right direction.

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Categories: industry outlooks, intellectual property management, ip strategies


Patents Gone Wild: Stranger Patents

There was no escaping the office water-cooler-talk about this summer’s thriller, Stranger Things, an 8-episode Netflix-original drama set in 1983 in a small Indiana town. The main character, Will, is a 12-year-old boy who has gone missing, sending his mom and friends on a terrifying, supernatural-filled investigation. Covering everything from secret government experiments to aliens, the series is a science-fiction buff’s dream, inspiring nerdy debates near and far. Using Innography, let’s find the ‘stranger’ side of patents and applications!

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Categories: advanced patent search, patent analysis, patent search, patents, text clustering