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Category: intellectual property management


Personal Tales of Innovation: Determining the Value of a Patent, Part Two.

In my last blog post, I talked about my seven criteria for valuating a patent. Some of you might be thinking, “If there are only seven things to consider, why is it so hard to get a concrete estimate on a patent’s worth?” The reason it’s not that simple is that there’s a lot that has to go into those answers, and depending on whom you ask, you may get really different answers. It’s actually a lot like buying stocks. Is the person you’re seeking advice from a short-term investor? Or are they a “buy and hold” guy? To whom, how, and when you ask the question can all affect the answer.

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Categories: intellectual property management, ip strategies, licensing strategy, patent analysis, patent portfolio analysis, patents


Webinar Transcript: The Million Dollar Risk

This is a transcript of the webinar The Million Dollar Risk hosted by Gene Quinn, founder, and editor of IP Watchdog, which is available now on demand.

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Categories: application trends, big data, competitive intelligence, data correction, data correlation, intellectual property management, ip strategies, patent analysis, patent portfolio analysis, patent search, patent strategy


Personal Tales of Innovation: Determining the Value of a Patent.

I thought I’d take a break from the technology view of the world and pivot to the business side of things. One of the most frequently asked questions is, “What’s the value of this patent?” This is a very hard question to answer on a number of levels, but mainly because a patent’s value isn’t just based on what it covers technically, but commercially as well. Without both points of view, the valuation is incomplete. And of course, commercial context is not covered in a patent document.

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Categories: intellectual property management, ip strategies, licensing strategy, patent analysis, patent portfolio analysis


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


If At First You Don’t Sell, Simply Let it Lapse: Deriving New Value from Your IP Portfolio

Most portfolio managers get a list of patents with fees due that quarter. Their job is to look at the business, see which ones they’re using, and pay the fees. They’ll likely let the rest lapse in order to “save” cost on assets not currently supporting the business. But what these managers aren’t considering can be best described by the old saying, “One person’s trash is another person’s treasure.” Put more directly, you can create easy income for your organization simply by selling unused assets, rather than just allowing them to expire.

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Categories: intellectual property management, ip strategies, licensing strategy, patent analysis, patent portfolio analysis, patent strategy


[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


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