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Personal Tales of Innovation: Determining Value of a Patent, Part 3, Bringing it all together

This is my third in a series of 3 blogs.

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


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


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


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


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


Webinar Transcript: Competitive Intelligence and IP Best Practices

This is a transcript of the webinar Competitive Intelligence and IP Best Practices, hosted by Innography’s own Emma Roubtsov, which is available now on demand.

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Categories: advanced patent search, competitive intelligence, data correction, data correlation, intellectual property management, ip management consulting, ip strategies, licensing strategy, litigation strategy, mergers and acquisitions, patent analysis, patent filing trends, patent licensing, patent litigation data, patent portfolio analysis, patent search, patent strategy, patent visualization tools, patent webinar, patents, r&d strategies


Controlling Patent Costs with Innography

Controlling the costs and investments of patents is top of mind for many enterprises, and Innography can help optimize patent decisions for cost-effectiveness.

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Categories: licensing strategy, litigation strategy, patent analysis, patent strategy


Looking Forward: IP Predictions for 2015 Part 2

Last week I shared Part 1 of my 2015 predictions for the IP landscape, highlighting the increased use of intelligence throughout IP lifecycle, executive accountability and an increased alignment between R&D and IP. This week will focus on the remaining game-changers, namely legislation and the patent marketplace.

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Categories: competitive intelligence, industry outlooks, intellectual property management, licensing strategy, litigation strategy, non-practicing entity, patent licensing, patent regulation, patent search, patent strategy, patents, r&d strategies