Innography Blog

Category: industry outlooks


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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Are you ready for first to file? Quick survival tips for March 16

The America Invents Act ("AIA"), which went into effect September 16, 2011, signifies the most significant changes to the U.S. patent system since the first U.S. patent was issued in 1790. On March 16, we will see the biggest change go into effect: the migration from "first to invent" to "first to file".  This will not only be a shift in processes and best practices, but even more crucial, in culture. What can executives and heavily...

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Looking for Open Innovation Opportunities

Most companies are always looking for opportunities to grow their product portfolios, move into new markets and make a significant impact on business. Whether transformative or expansionary, the key questions are: How do you focus your search? Where should you look? While new and/or disruptive technologies can give you a competitive advantage, other reasons to go outside include market access (customer base, distribution, brand, etc.), competencies (technical, marketing, business) and funding —as well...

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Categories: industry outlooks, open innovation