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Category: industry outlooks


[Infographic] Know When to Hold ‘EM: The Games People Play With IP Data

Multi-million dollar decisions are never without risk, but basing them off questionable data is simply Russian Roulette. Getting to “good enough” or the “right” intellectual property data upon which to make decisions can be extremely time consuming, complex, short-lived. So either you’re wasting time correcting raw data from global patent offices or you’re making decisions on data that is rife with spelling errors, doesn’t reflect patent reassignments, and doesn’t account for M&A activities.

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Categories: big data, data correction, data correlation, industry outlooks, intellectual property management, patent analysis, patent search, patents


Apples and Oranges: Truth of Patent Data Quality

The USPTO recently announced an expansion of PatentsView, its visualization tool for US patents. First launched a few years ago, the intent behind the tool was to make 40 years of patent filing data available for free to those interested in examining “the dynamics of inventor patenting activity over time”. In spite of being limited to patents (not applications) and with a focus only on the US, it offers some interesting visualizations around locations and citations.

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Categories: big data, data correction, data correlation, industry outlooks, intellectual property management, patent analysis, 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


2017 Predictions for Intellectual Property Professionals and the Patent Analytics Industry

For better or worse, no one can say that 2016 was dull. And while it might not have produced quite as much excitement in the IP world (phew!), 2016 wasn’t without some notable IP shifts. On January 11th last year I shared my predictions for 2016. Let’s see how I did, and then I’ll give you my predictions for 2017.

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Categories: big data, industry outlooks, intellectual property management, ip strategies


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


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


Four Areas Where IP Informs Business Decisions

Most business executives view patents and IP as key elements for product development and protecting innovation. Few see their relevance to business decision-making. Content embedded in patent actions can be a unique source of insights about technology trends, competitor plans, and future markets.

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Categories: industry outlooks, intellectual property management, ip strategies


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