Innography Blog

Category: application trends


Personal Tales of Innovation: Failure is Your Friend (and Teacher)

I don't really think of myself as an Inventor, even though I have more than 20 years in R&D and my name on over 40 patents issued in various jurisdictions around the world. To me, those patents are the culmination of a lot of people’s work. It happened to be my job to put the pieces together into some kind of solution, so I got the patent. One way or another, a central pillar of my career has been the development of innovation, either someone else’s or my own. First as a process engineer, then in a patent law firm drafting other people’s solutions, and next as a portfolio manager, finding and bundling other people’s solutions to solve still other people’s problems. Even in the course of my Masters Degree in Technology Commercialization, I studied an idea, turned it into a good or service, wrapped a venture around it, to ultimately pitched it to venture. In other words, ask for somebody else’s money to develop a third person’s ideas, in order to solve a generic fourth person’s problem. I’ve referred to it as “puzzle mentality”, where I like to think about the world through the lens of problems and problem solving.

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Categories: application trends, intellectual property management, patent analysis, patent search, patent semantics, patent strategy, patents, r&d strategies


2016 Predictions for Intellectual Property Professionals and the Patent Analytics Industry

Tyron Stading Makes His Calls for the IP Industry

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Categories: application trends, big data, industry outlooks, intellectual property management, ip strategies, patent search, technology forecasts


Webinar Transcript: Transforming Intangible Assets into Tangible Profits

This is a transcript of the webinar Transforming Intangible Assets into Tangible Profits.

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Categories: application trends, big data, industry outlooks, ip strategies, patent portfolio analysis


Helpful Innography Analyses for Licensing to Other Industries

In our recent webinar with Dr. Monty Wright from General Electric, he reviewed a terrific process for licensing your patents to other industries. We’ll give the steps below of Innography analyses that perform the steps in his process.

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Categories: application trends, licensing strategy, open innovation, patent semantics


Mid-Year Progress by Innography

Innography continues its positive growth trend in 2014!

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Categories: application trends, events, industry outlooks


World Cup Fever Continues: World Cup Patent Filing Trends

Keith Smith investigates World Cup soccer ball patents, how weather affected new patent filings, and more...

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Categories: application trends, patent filing trends, patents


Managing Acquisition Risk, Even When There Are No Patents!

Innography helps clients manage acquisition risk by enabling analysis of the target company’s patent portfolio, showing the portfolio strength and position versus competitors, and highlighting chain-of-title issues.

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Categories: application trends, mergers and acquisitions, patents, semantic patent search


First to File Created Huge Spike in U.S. Patent Applications

In anticipation of the America Invents Act organizations raced to get last-minute filings in under the old rules, representing a 5x increase in filings. Expect the patent process to slow markedly as these make their way through prosecution.

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Categories: application trends, industry outlooks