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Patents Gone Wild: Chinese New Year 2017 is a Fire Rooster

In Chinese astrology, every 12 years there is a Rooster year. Each zodiac year is not just associated with an animal sign, but also one of five elements: Gold (metal), Wood, Water, Fire, or Earth. This year, as in 1957, the element is fire making this the year of the Fire Rooster.

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


Research Using Patent Data Reveals Future of Robots and Spaceflight

One of the perks of working at an IP analysis software company is the fascinating info we often gather on some of the coolest modern technologies. Our recent patent research on autonomous robots and manned spaceflight provides deep insights into the present state and future strategies of players in these cutting edge industry sectors.

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Categories: advanced patent search, industry outlooks, patent search, technology forecasts


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 The song, published in England in 1780, seems a little out-of-date.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


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


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


Patents Gone Wild: Poké-Me, Poké-You, Poké-Everyone!

Augmented reality (AR) is a technology that superimposes digital information on to a user’s point of the real world, as seen through the user’s device, like a smartphone or camera. Out for only a month now, Pokemon Go has engaged the world and brought AR mainstream.

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Categories: advanced patent search, industry outlooks, patent analysis, patent filing trends, patent search