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Category: patent strategy


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


2016 Says Good Bye to These Patents

Over 14,000 patents relating to holiday decor/accessories have been filed across the globe over the years. As the year comes to an end, so too do the active dates of several patents. Here are a few of the more interesting holiday-themed patents that expired in 2016.

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Categories: patent analysis, patent search, patent strategy, patents


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


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


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


Best Innovation Books and Podcasts on Technology for the Summer

Summer is here, bringing to mind long days, longer weekends and hopefully a vacation with friends or family. Here’s the scoop on what books to add to your summer reading list, as well as to your podcast library. Innovation, technology and the IoT (Internet of Things) in general have been the subject of many excellent reads and listens lately, and these lists serve to keep you up to date, entertained, and informed, wherever you find yourself learning this summer.

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Categories: industry outlooks, open innovation, patent strategy, patents, r&d strategies, technology forecasts