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Voting Booth Technology: The Intellectual Property Behind Your Vote

With the recent excitement of the party conventions and the upcoming United States Presidential election fast approaching this November, I began thinking about recent innovations in voting security and access in voting booth technology. I thought I'd take a quick look at this using Innography’s Advanced Analysis.

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Categories: advanced patent search, application trends, patent analysis, patent filing trends, patent search, patents


Patents Gone Wild: Stranger Patents

There was no escaping the office water-cooler-talk about this summer’s thriller, Stranger Things, an 8-episode Netflix-original drama set in 1983 in a small Indiana town. The main character, Will, is a 12-year-old boy who has gone missing, sending his mom and friends on a terrifying, supernatural-filled investigation. Covering everything from secret government experiments to aliens, the series is a science-fiction buff’s dream, inspiring nerdy debates near and far. Using Innography, let’s find the ‘stranger’ side of patents and applications!

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Categories: advanced patent search, patent analysis, patent search, patents, text clustering


Video Transcript:  Why do IP Professionals Prefer Innography? Hear From Our Clients

This is a transcript of the video “Why do IP Professionals Prefer Innography? Hear from Our Clients”. It is available now on demand.

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Categories: intellectual property management, ip strategies, licensing strategy, patent analysis, patent portfolio analysis, patent search, patents, r&d strategies


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


Video Transcript: Driving IP Value: Better Investments, Increasing Returns

This is a transcript of the video Driving IP Value: Better Investments, Increasing Returns, hosted by John Martin, CEO, Innography. It is available now on demand.

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Categories: industry outlooks, intellectual property management, patents, r&d strategies, 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: 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