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Category: patent strategy


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


Personal Tales of Innovation: We have all been here before…

Problem solving happens every day. When it’s your job to be a problem solver, the questions can be really challenging and you may have to figure out a lot of stuff. It can take weeks, sometimes years, to get your answer. Other times the answer presents itself, often as a result of prior experience. In these cases, you often look really smart, when really you’re standing on the shoulders of those that came before you. My experience is that many “high tech” problems are really just old problems in a new setting.

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Categories: patent strategy, r&d strategies


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


Will the changing of the guard mean big changes for IP professionals?

An industry shake up is in progress as the major providers of intellectual property information and analysis technology divest divisions, acquire smaller players, and integrate capabilities. As tools evolve beyond their second generation capabilities, the role of patent data across the organization continues to expand.

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Categories: big data, industry outlooks, intellectual property management, ip management consulting, ip maturity model, ip strategies, mergers and acquisitions, patent strategy, technology forecasts


9 Things to Consider When Selecting IP Analysis Software

We've worked with thousands of IP professionals spanning R&D, portfolio management, patent licensing, IP litigation, M&A and more. Many intellectual property professionals struggle to compare the many patent analysis platforms available in the marketplace because their features tend to sound the same. With this checklist, anyone considering a patent search, patent analytics, or intellectual property business intelligence toolset will get a solid head start to finding the right tool to meet your needs.

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Categories: advanced patent search, data correlation, industry outlooks, ip maturity model, patent analysis, patent search, patent strategy, patent visualization tools