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Category: ip 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


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


Personal Tales of Innovation: Impossible things….

One of my buddies used to say “America was built by salesmen and engineers.” I think there’s a good argument for that. Edison and the light bulb, Bell and the telephone, Ford and mass production, the Wright brothers and flight, just to name a few. You can find books written on these endeavors. But there are many patents that exist that are not known or studied, but that have commercial impact. Finding stories about those is a little tougher. As an Engineer, I took part in creating several of those commercially successful patents. Here’s one of them, where my team worked a persistent problem that no one else had cracked.

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Categories: intellectual property management, ip strategies


Inventor Normalization: The New Normal

It’s the nature of the beast. Patent documents from different countries are plagued with dirty data. And the more active the company, with patents, or inventor activity, the higher the likelihood for varied spellings and the dirtier it inevitably gets.

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Categories: advanced patent search, big data, data correction, data correlation, ip strategies, patent portfolio analysis, patent strategy, r&d strategies


The Struggle is Officially Over: Say Hello to PortfolioIQ

The launch of PortfolioIQ signifies the end of an era. Your internal information and public patent data can now be together, in a single platform.

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Categories: advanced patent search, big data, data correlation, industry outlooks, intellectual property management, ip strategies, patent analysis, patent portfolio analysis, patent strategy, technology forecasts


[Infographic] The Future of IP is Here and Now

Today’s IP world is more connected, integrated, and collaborative than ever before, and will only become increasingly so as it becomes more and more intertwined with—and even driven by—technology. For those who embrace it all, opportunity is abound. Get this infographic to see if you’re headed in the right direction.

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Categories: industry outlooks, intellectual property management, ip strategies


Four Areas Where IP Informs Business Decisions

Most business executives view patents and IP as key elements for product development and protecting innovation. Few see their relevance to business decision-making. Content embedded in patent actions can be a unique source of insights about technology trends, competitor plans, and future markets.

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Categories: industry outlooks, intellectual property management, ip strategies


Video Transcript:  Why do IP Professionals Prefer Innography? Hear From Our Clients

This is a transcript of the video “Why do IP Professionals Prefer Innography? Hear from Our Clients”. It is available now on demand.

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Categories: intellectual property management, ip strategies, licensing strategy, patent analysis, patent portfolio analysis, patent search, patents, r&d strategies