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Category: patent strategy


More Intelligence Now for a More Intelligent Future: Interview with Founder Tyron Stading

The launch of IdeaScout is a project that's been in the works for nine years. We took a moment to chat with its ideator (and founder of Innography), Tyron Stading, about the project, and why he thinks it's a game-changer for innovation management and how ideas will be brought to market in the future.

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Categories: industry outlooks, innovation, intellectual property management, ip strategies, patent strategy, r&d strategies


The Reality of Augmented Reality Intellectual Property

Recent developments are proving that the virtual reality industry is succeeding in making immersive tech more affordable for consumers. But while it's more commonly thought of as belonging to the gaming and entertainment realms, it is used in many other areas, including the military, education, and medicine. No doubt, it's well on its way to complete world immersion. But for now, let’s take a close look into one of its original, and more whimsical, uses—an area that is (for good reason) being heavily invested in: augmented reality gaming on mobile devices.

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Categories: advanced patent search, application trends, competitive intelligence, industry outlooks, innovation, ip strategies, patent filing trends, patent strategy, r&d strategies


Who’s Winning the Race to Mars?

There’s been a whole lot of talk about Mars lately. Much more than in the past, now that a wider and more diverse group of innovators are putting massive brainpower and dollars into making space accessible to the general population. A mission they will accomplish by making it both cheaper and safer.

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Categories: application trends, competitive intelligence, industry outlooks, innovation, ip strategies, patent strategy, 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


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