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Category: licensing 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


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


Helpful Innography Analyses for Licensing to Other Industries

In our recent webinar with Dr. Monty Wright from General Electric, he reviewed a terrific process for licensing your patents to other industries. We’ll give the steps below of Innography analyses that perform the steps in his process.

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Categories: application trends, licensing strategy, open innovation, patent semantics


Understanding What’s On The Market

Jennifer Gallagher takes a look at how to determine the worth of a patent, strategies around patent auctions, and how to dive deeper into the portfolios for sale to find the hidden gems or potential liabilities.

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Categories: advanced patent search, ip strategies, licensing strategy, mergers and acquisitions, patent mapping, patent strategy