Innography Blog

Category: industry outlooks


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


Behind the Scenes at Innography – Open Access Data

Open access data, the greater good and more about how the Innography team is turning all that beautiful data into insight.

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Categories: big data, data correlation, industry outlooks


Innography Featured in Analyst Report about Patent Information Market Growth

Outsell Inc., a research firm focused on media, information and technology, recently published a 2-page Insight called “Patent Information Market Continues to Grow”, featuring Innography and other patent analytics tools.

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Categories: advanced patent search, application trends, industry outlooks, patent licensing


Innography’s “Stocking Stuffer 2013” Product Update!

The Innography product team has been hard at work throughout 2013, with large releases both in the summer and this fall.  Playbooks are now included in Advanced Analysis, and we launched PatentScout in the fall for private semantic search throughout the enterprise. As we approach the end of 2013, we had several key features we were working on based on client requests, and we didn’t want to make you wait before making them...

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Categories: advanced patent search, application trends, industry outlooks, playbooks, semantic patent search, technology forecasts


Patent Litigation Reform Moving Through Congress

Just over two years after the America Invents Act (AIA) was signed into law to overhaul aspects of the U.S. patent grant system, several bills are being proposed to adjust how patents are litigated in federal court in the U.S. The litigation reforms are primarily meant to address several perceived issues that are caused by NPEs asserting their patents against a multitude of companies that do not make products, such as restaurants and...

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Categories: industry outlooks, intellectual property management, patent litigation data, patents


Possible Ways to Respond to Demand Letters

In my last blog post, we covered the types of entities commonly labeled as patent trolls.  Regardless of intent, the number of assertions and patent infringement court cases are both increasing rapidly. In order to address some of the perceived issues with patent trolls, the bills in front of Congress include suggestions such as: requiring asserting companies to identify the real owner of the patent, allow more discretion in awarding legal...

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Categories: competitive intelligence, industry outlooks, intellectual property management, litigation strategy


Just Released: Private Enterprise-wide Patent Search

November 11, 2013, marks another milestone at Innography.  We’re officially releasing PatentScout, an entirely new offering that brings the power of patent research to anyone in your organization.  PatentScout is designed to provide critical patent information with an easy-to-use interface.  PatentScout came about as a direct request from our clients who are concerned about their employees using public patent search tools, and the potential risk of willful infringement and exposure of IP...

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Categories: application trends, industry outlooks, patent semantics, patent strategy, patents


The Ins and Outs of Non-Practicing Entities

Earlier this week at the IP Trademark, Copyright & Licensing Counsel Forum in New York City, I moderated a panel on “Non-Practicing Entities” (NPEs). With an audience of mostly in-house IP counsel, the panel agreed that there was no “silver bullet” regarding NPEs, but noted some trends and best-practices. In the discussion about the various types of NPEs, two types of NPEs were noted as growing in influence: Large patent holders...

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Categories: events, industry outlooks, intellectual property management, ip strategies, litigation strategy, patent strategy, patents