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Category: patent portfolio analysis


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


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


The Marriage of Engines and Motherboards: The Future of the Auto Industry

There’s never been a lack of innovation in the automotive industry. But whereas in the past it relied heavily on mechanics and engineering, today’s R&D and patents rely on the kind of technology that has the potential to shift who the entire industry belongs to. With self-driving cars and digital dashboards, the only thing that seems set in stone as far as what a car can or should be is that it gets you from point A to B. The question of how it does that is where all the innovation is happening.

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Categories: competitive intelligence, industry outlooks, innovation, ip strategies, patent portfolio analysis, r&d strategies, technology forecasts


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


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