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Category: patent strategy


Magic Leap: What Their Patents Tell Us

“Augmented reality” technology startup Magic Leap is about to close a billion-dollar financing round – what do its patent say about its upcoming products, inventors, and risks?

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Categories: industry outlooks, ip strategies, patent analysis, patent strategy, patents, technology forecasts


What Is Prior Art and What Purpose Does It Serve?

Prior art is a rather nebulous concept even for IP practitioners. I suspect many people don't think about it apart from its associated process, the prior art search. However, there are well-defined examples of prior art that we can refer to in order to understand the concept a little better.

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


New Patent Shows Our Distinct Innovation Approach

Innography's fourth US patent 9,069,853 was issued on June 30 for “System and method of goal-oriented searching.” The patent’s title underscores Innography’s product development approach: We start with the user goals, then we design software to allow them to quickly and easily achieve their goals.

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Categories: open innovation, patent filing trends, patent search, patent strategy, semantic patent search


The State of Patenting in the US

According to the USPTO’s self-published dashboard showing first office action pendency, there’s been a healthy improvement in the total pendency time from 35 to 29 months from 2010-2014. Their mission has been to decrease the first response time i.e. the time it takes for an applicant to hear anything from the patent office regarding the filing.

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Categories: industry outlooks, patent regulation, patent strategy


Webinar Transcript: Freedom-to-Operate Misnomer - Methods of Providing an Opportunity Analysis

This is a transcript of the webinar Freedom-to-Operate Misnomer: Methods of Providing an Opportunity Analysis with speakers Michael Reed, Attorney & Partner at Cesari & Reed, LLC. and Sr. Data Expert at Innography, Maneesha Joshi.

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Categories: patent analysis, patent strategy, patent visualization tools


Information is Power: How Google and Others Are Sharing Patent Information

Innography’s vision is to make patent-driven insights accessible to inform business decisions for anyone, at any time. Our recent release of PatentScout™ Publish takes a big step in that direction, by allowing companies to publish specific patent sets either internally or externally, to any group of users.

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Categories: patent strategy, patent visualization tools


Five Easy Prior Art Search Tips You Need to Keep In Mind

A common question we come across here at Innography is related to methods for identifying seminal patents. Seminal patents represent an invention so important that it creates or shifts a particular technology space. Other inventors cite those inventions as prior art for their own inventions, which can be improvements or enhancements to the original idea.

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Categories: open innovation, patent search, patent strategy


Another Great Quarter

Innography had a record quarter in Q1 2015 and is preparing for its largest-ever Insights client conference in April.

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Categories: events, industry outlooks, patent strategy, patents