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Category: patents


Patent Ideas Gone Wild: Spin, Baby, Spin

In the spirit of the Texas State Fair going on in Dallas, Texas, I want to start this blog on a twirl! Now, I was never big on carnival rides and definitely one like the “Gravitron” would intimidate me like no other! Imagine spinning around and around and around like that, with no means of stopping…some people would love it, but for me, I suspect lunch would make a second appearance. Now imagine if you were pregnant…

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Categories: advanced patent search, ip strategies, patent analysis, patent licensing, patent search, patents


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


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


Patent Quality or Patent Quantity?

If you’re involved with your organization’s patent strategy, you’ve likely wrestled with the notion of patent quality vs. quantity. Your Board of Directors may expect both quality and quantity, and your budget may not support it. Your internal stakeholders will likely have differing opinions based on their role in the organization and the competitiveness of your market. You also need to make decisions on patenting internal ideas or buying existing patents as part of your strategy.

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Categories: advanced patent search, intellectual property management, ip strategies, patent search, patent strategy, patent webinar, patents


Our Most Ambitious Adventure… So Far….

Today we announced PatentIQ, a completely new capability for sharing critical patent data with anyone in your enterprise.

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Categories: advanced patent search, competitive intelligence, intellectual property management, ip strategies, patent licensing, patent mapping, patent portfolio analysis, patent search, patent strategy, patent visualization tools, patents


Looking Forward: IP Predictions for 2015 Part 2

Last week I shared Part 1 of my 2015 predictions for the IP landscape, highlighting the increased use of intelligence throughout IP lifecycle, executive accountability and an increased alignment between R&D and IP. This week will focus on the remaining game-changers, namely legislation and the patent marketplace.

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Categories: competitive intelligence, industry outlooks, intellectual property management, licensing strategy, litigation strategy, non-practicing entity, patent licensing, patent regulation, patent search, patent strategy, patents, r&d strategies


Looking Forward: IP Predictions for 2015 Part 1

The IP landscape is changing. Let’s review some of my IP Predictions for 2015 and be sure to share your comments.

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Categories: big data, data correlation, industry outlooks, intellectual property management, ip strategies, mergers and acquisitions, patent search, patent strategy, patents, r&d strategies


Keyword Patent Searching Part 2

Have you ever found yourself performing an advanced patent search and left scratching your head asking, “How in the world did this patent end up in my data-set?” The English language has over 1,000,000 words, but we still find patents using the same words to describe completely disparate technologies.

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Categories: advanced patent search, competitive intelligence, due diligence software, patent search, patent semantics, patent visualization tools, patents, semantic patent search