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Category: industry outlooks


More Intelligence Now for a More Intelligent Future: Interview with Founder Tyron Stading

The launch of IdeaScout is a project that's been in the works for nine years. We took a moment to chat with its ideator (and founder of Innography), Tyron Stading, about the project, and why he thinks it's a game-changer for innovation management and how ideas will be brought to market in the future.

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Categories: industry outlooks, innovation, intellectual property management, ip strategies, patent strategy, r&d strategies


The Reality of Augmented Reality Intellectual Property

Recent developments are proving that the virtual reality industry is succeeding in making immersive tech more affordable for consumers. But while it's more commonly thought of as belonging to the gaming and entertainment realms, it is used in many other areas, including the military, education, and medicine. No doubt, it's well on its way to complete world immersion. But for now, let’s take a close look into one of its original, and more whimsical, uses—an area that is (for good reason) being heavily invested in: augmented reality gaming on mobile devices.

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Categories: advanced patent search, application trends, competitive intelligence, industry outlooks, innovation, ip strategies, patent filing trends, patent strategy, r&d strategies


6 Findings from the Global Innovation Index 451-Page 2016 Report

As our planet is expected to reach 8.5 billion people by 2030 with 60% of them living in urban areas, it's estimated that we would need the resources of two planets to sustain our current lifestyle. Though we are making progress towards Mars, it's safe to say it won't be "move-in ready" by 2030. How will we make-do with our one and only planet? The short answer: a global collective and conscious effort toward sustainable and responsible urban planning and infrastructure and smart use of technology and resources. The big question: can we achieve it?

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Categories: industry outlooks, innovation, ip strategies, r&d strategies


Who’s Winning the Race to Mars?

There’s been a whole lot of talk about Mars lately. Much more than in the past, now that a wider and more diverse group of innovators are putting massive brainpower and dollars into making space accessible to the general population. A mission they will accomplish by making it both cheaper and safer.

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Categories: application trends, competitive intelligence, industry outlooks, innovation, ip strategies, patent strategy, r&d strategies, technology forecasts


The Marriage of Engines and Motherboards: The Future of the Auto Industry

There’s never been a lack of innovation in the automotive industry. But whereas in the past it relied heavily on mechanics and engineering, today’s R&D and patents rely on the kind of technology that has the potential to shift who the entire industry belongs to. With self-driving cars and digital dashboards, the only thing that seems set in stone as far as what a car can or should be is that it gets you from point A to B. The question of how it does that is where all the innovation is happening.

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Categories: competitive intelligence, industry outlooks, innovation, ip strategies, patent portfolio analysis, r&d strategies, technology forecasts


[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