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Category: advanced patent search


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


Landscape Profile: What Semantic Search Reveals About Protective Headgear

Football fans are all too familiar with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The number of National Football League (NFL) players diagnosed in the last decade has skyrocketed, and even Hollywood is bringing CTE to the forefront of our cultural landscape with movies like Concussion. Former, deceased players such as Frank Gifford and Junior Seau donated their brains for definitive CTE diagnosis and research, and thousands of former players have already received their payouts from the NLF as part of an on-going lawsuit. Neurodegenerative disorders sequela to CTE include amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and even Alzheimer’s disease, with even more certain to appear on the horizon.

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Categories: advanced patent search, patent analysis, patent filing trends, patent search, patent semantics, patent strategy, semantic patent search, technology forecasts


M&A Due Diligence: A Look at the Skullcandy Patent Portfolio

Skullcandy is in the news due to an acquisition bid by Incipio that was quickly followed by private equity firm, Mill Road Capital. Learn what is in the Skullcandy patent portfolio that might be part of the $177 million offers.

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Categories: advanced patent search, due diligence software, intellectual property management, ip strategies, litigation strategy, mergers and acquisitions, patent analysis, patent filing trends, patent portfolio analysis, patent search, patent semantics, patent strategy, patent visualization tools, patents, semantic patent search, technology forecasts


Patents Gone Wild: Rain, rain go away…or not

Is weather modification, or control, a real possibility? If you search for patents dealing with weather controlling technologies, it seems like it’s more of a reality than at first thought. This study is known as Geo Engineering, a deliberate intervention in the Earth’s natural system to counteract climate change.

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Categories: advanced patent search, patent analysis, patent search