Innography Blog

Is it Time to Put Spreadsheets Behind Us?

Years ago, when I was back on the engineering side making chips in a factory, we used spreadsheets for recording and processing data. Spreadsheets were great. They let us collect a static set of data, filter that data, perform some simple calculations and finally, present the data with a simple visual, like a bar or pie chart so my boss could understand the output the same way I did. I could share a view of the data that was interesting in some important way so we could start to drive improvement. I would send these sheets around so that I could share my data with my peers as well so they could understand what we were trying to accomplish. Sometimes, I would paste the data or images into a presentation.

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Categories: big data, data correlation, patent analysis, 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

Clean Data in Action: The Rackspace Example

A company’s current patent portfolio is the starting point for many analyses, such as competitive intelligence, industry benchmarking, risk analysis, licensing and partnership conversations and enforcement analysis. Getting the portfolio as right as possible is obviously very important to making good decisions.

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Categories: big data, data correction, data correlation, patent analysis, patent litigation data

Client Success: What It Is and Why You Should Care

Not long ago, customer support was a reactive cost-center for companies. All efforts to optimize the experience revolved around the reduction of cost instead of the improvement of the customer’s experience. Business process improvement professionals began making the connection between revenue growth and the satisfaction of clients after the sale, and the concept of Client Success began to take traction.

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Categories: industry outlooks

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