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Category: industry outlooks

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

New Website, New Innography.

We’re pleased to announce the release of our new website!

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Categories: events, industry outlooks

Is Your Competition One Move Ahead of You?

What might your competitors know about the market that you don't? What do they know about you or your future product releases? Today’s competitive market requires organizations to stay at least one move ahead of their competition.  It's critical that you know your competition and market, that you know how to spot emerging trends, and know how to prioritize R&D investments.  IP information can provide competitive intelligence...

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Categories: application trends, competitive intelligence, industry outlooks

IP Strategy Trends at Innography Insights 2013

During this past week, Innography held its annual user conference.  It is always energizing to hear about the real world challenges that our customers solve using Innography software and services.  The deals concluded, the risks avoided, and the millions of dollars saved or made emphasize the importance of intellectual property to corporate results. Perhaps the most significant trend observed though, is how IP strategy has spread across the organization. Gone are the...

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Categories: application trends, events, industry outlooks

Patent Transparency: Why it’s okay to show your cards

Yesterday, Microsoft unveiled its Patent Tracker tool, as a sign of “responsible intellectual property management.” In the midst of today’s turbulent patent landscape and wars being waged from all directions, we commend Microsoft on its commitment to a healthy IP ecosystem. According to Microsoft Executive VP and General Counsel Brad Smith, “We need greater transparency. The PTO is considering requirements for greater transparency. But I don’t think we need to wait. I think...

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Categories: industry outlooks

Where do you go for a good show?

Since Innography was established almost six years ago, we’ve grown to service more than 6800 users from 300 companies. What’s even more amazing, is we’ve grown organically. In other words, we’ve pounded some serious pavement. We have been very successful meeting key contacts and finding great value the old fashioned way, face to face meetings at industry events and tradeshows. With technology enhancements such as WebEx and Skype, personal interaction seems to be...

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Categories: events, industry outlooks, intellectual property management

There’s No IP in SXSW

It’s Spring Break in Austin, and that can only mean one thing: South by Southwest is here. South By, as we locals refer to it, known most famously as the birth place of Twitter in 2007, has grown tenfold since its initial inception, and now includes Music, Film, and Interactive. The Interactive portion houses SXSW Gaming, and even a Start Up Village. So with all of the innovation being showcased this week, why isn’t...

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Categories: industry outlooks