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Category: patent semantics


Landscape Profile: What Semantic Search Reveals About Protective Headgear

Football fans are all too familiar with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The number of National Football League (NFL) players diagnosed in the last decade has skyrocketed, and even Hollywood is bringing CTE to the forefront of our cultural landscape with movies like Concussion. Former, deceased players such as Frank Gifford and Junior Seau donated their brains for definitive CTE diagnosis and research, and thousands of former players have already received their payouts from the NLF as part of an on-going lawsuit. Neurodegenerative disorders sequela to CTE include amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and even Alzheimer’s disease, with even more certain to appear on the horizon.

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Categories: advanced patent search, patent analysis, patent filing trends, patent search, patent semantics, patent strategy, semantic patent search, technology forecasts


M&A Due Diligence: A Look at the Skullcandy Patent Portfolio

Skullcandy is in the news due to an acquisition bid by Incipio that was quickly followed by private equity firm, Mill Road Capital. Learn what is in the Skullcandy patent portfolio that might be part of the $177 million offers.

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Categories: advanced patent search, due diligence software, intellectual property management, ip strategies, litigation strategy, mergers and acquisitions, patent analysis, patent filing trends, patent portfolio analysis, patent search, patent semantics, patent strategy, patent visualization tools, patents, semantic patent search, technology forecasts


Personal Tales of Innovation: Failure is Your Friend (and Teacher)

I don't really think of myself as an Inventor, even though I have more than 20 years in R&D and my name on over 40 patents issued in various jurisdictions around the world. To me, those patents are the culmination of a lot of people’s work. It happened to be my job to put the pieces together into some kind of solution, so I got the patent. One way or another, a central pillar of my career has been the development of innovation, either someone else’s or my own. First as a process engineer, then in a patent law firm drafting other people’s solutions, and next as a portfolio manager, finding and bundling other people’s solutions to solve still other people’s problems. Even in the course of my Masters Degree in Technology Commercialization, I studied an idea, turned it into a good or service, wrapped a venture around it, to ultimately pitched it to venture. In other words, ask for somebody else’s money to develop a third person’s ideas, in order to solve a generic fourth person’s problem. I’ve referred to it as “puzzle mentality”, where I like to think about the world through the lens of problems and problem solving.

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Categories: application trends, intellectual property management, patent analysis, patent search, patent semantics, patent strategy, patents, r&d strategies


Custom 4D Visualizations Are Going to Change How You Look at Patent Data

The Innography Team is thrilled to present our newest features and enhancements to Advanced Analysis. We continue to support our power and business users with functionality that creates efficiencies in their intellectual property search and analysis workflows and communicates discovered insights effectively.

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Categories: advanced patent search, big data, intellectual property management, patent analysis, patent portfolio analysis, patent search, patent semantics, patent visualization tools, patents, semantic patent search


Why is Semantic Search So Important for Patent Searching?

Semantic search is an essential patent search tool because it finds hidden patents that keyword search can miss.

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Categories: advanced patent search, patent search, patent semantics, semantic patent search


Keyword Patent Searching Part 2

Have you ever found yourself performing an advanced patent search and left scratching your head asking, “How in the world did this patent end up in my data-set?” The English language has over 1,000,000 words, but we still find patents using the same words to describe completely disparate technologies.

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Categories: advanced patent search, competitive intelligence, due diligence software, patent search, patent semantics, patent visualization tools, patents, semantic patent search


Keyword Patent Search Part 1

In our prior blog post, Patent Searching 101, we provided a brief overview of three different types of patent searching available in Innography’s patent analytics and patent search tool, Advanced Analysis. This week, we will be focusing on the most common patent searching method amongst patent tools - keyword patent searching.

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Categories: advanced patent search, patent search, patent semantics, patent visualization tools, patents, semantic patent search


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