Patent Case Studies
Featured: Innography Client Tries Low-Cost Solution, Comes Back to Innography
Client: Top-Five University Technology Transfer Office
Use Case: R&D, Licensing
Recently, Innography welcomed a top-tier university back to our client community. In 2013, a new administrator decided to save money with a low-cost patent search tool. After a year of user complaints and almost no usage of the low-cost tool, the University performed an in-depth evaluation and decided to return to Innography with an even larger investment and new opinions on ROI.
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Empowering the Enterprise with IP Data
Industry: Diversified Technology and Manufacturing Company
Use Case: Competitive Intelligence, R&D
Amy Davis leads the global knowledge and master data services team for a leading diversified technology and manufacturing firm. The company came to use Innography when they switched from a competing product for a number of reasons: chiefly pricing, semantic searching, and the visualizations.
Johnson Controls: Guiding Investors to the Right Innovations
Industry: Diversified Industrial Technology
Use Case: Prior Art Search
Prior art searching helps make R&D departments more efficient and reduces wasted analysis time. Jorg Warmuth’s goal is to identify prior art for Johnson Controls’ complex markets so inventors can focus on developing the right inventions for the business.
Materion Corporation Creates Value Throughout the IP Lifecycle
Client: Materion Corporation
Use Case: IP Lifecycle
As the IP landscape is changing, Materion Corporation is changing to meet it. “Materion has traditionally been a trade secret company,” explained Dr. Ian Tribick, President of Materion’s Large Area Coatings business unit. “But, we are evolving, especially since the America Invents Act went into effect in March 2013, there has been an increased focus on IP within the organization.
Shore Chan Helps Universities Realize the Value of their IP
Client: Shore Chan DePumpo LLP
Use Cases: Licensing, Litigation, Acquisition Due Diligence, Competitive Intelligence
Shore Chan DePumpo LLP provides patent services to Universities and inventors worldwide to help them understand and monetize their inventions. In a vast portfolio, like those held by many universities, this can be a daunting task, one requiring subject matter expertise in dozens or possibly hundreds of technology areas.
Keeping Pace in Fast Moving Industries
Use Cases: Technology Scouting, Competitive Intelligence, Acquisition Due Diligence
The pace of innovation in the biotechnology sector is rapid and accelerating. In such a fast-moving industry, it’s critical to quickly find and analyze new technologies, competitors and acquisition targets based on the quality of their intellectual property. That’s exactly what our client does on a daily basis so the organization can make informed and fast business decisions.
The One-Man IP-Powered Enterprise
Client: Innovator in Automotive Plastics
Use Cases: Strategy, Prior Art Search, Competitive Intelligence, Supplier Sourcing
If you’ve ever ridden in a car, you’ve experienced this client’s automotive products. As the sole IP professional for his organization, our client is a busy man. Before finding Innography, he outsourced prior art searches, used free tools, and sent more projects to outside counsel.
Fortune 1000 Company Relies on Innography for Powerful Analysis
Industry: Fortune 1000 Company
Use Cases: Strategy, Filing, Acquisitions
In this well-known Fortune 1000 software company, the Patent Program Manager manages the IP portfolio throughout the entire lifecycle. He explained that his role encompasses filing, strategy, budget and forecasting, investigations, and much more. Innography is the tool he relies on for analysis.
Why Innography? Top Technology Firm Gets Better Answers, Faster
Industry: Fortune 1000 Technology Company
Use Case: IP Lifecycle
This Innography client says Innography is useful throughout the entire IP lifecycle. He says Innography’s biggest impact is the time savings.
High Volume Prior Art Search
Industry: Fortune 500 Food Products Company
Use Case: Prior Art Search
When potentially investing millions of dollars and years into R&D, it’s important to conduct prior art searches, understand the competitive landscape and research potential suppliers to identify the best options. This client, with more than 30 years in IP analysis, was seeking a user-friendly tool that would support the high volume of research he needs to conduct for a large scientific community.
Global Fortune 500 Personal Technology Firm Decides on Innography
Industry: Global Fortune 500 Technology Company
Use Cases: Licensing, Competitive Intelligence, IP Lifecycle
This early exposure to Innography led the Director of IP Acquisition to become a champion for the product, “Most of my coworkers were patent engineers and people who were looking to review patent portfolios. So, when I came into my current role and we needed a tool, I looked at what was available and it was a fairly simple choice.” They decided on Innography and have been “very happy” with the decision.
Optimizing the Invention Review Process
Industry: Industrial Engines and Turbines
Use Cases: Prior Art Search, Invention Review, Maintenance Evaluations
This client serves as the Chair of his organization’s Invention Review Committee. Using Innography’s semantic search, combined with keyword refinement, he’s confident that he has captured the critical prior art to make a determination if his organization should pursue a particular invention.
Real-Time Patentability - A Differentiator for Discovery IP Law
Industry: Legal Services, Angel Investing
Use Cases: Patentability, Competitive Intelligence, Investment Due Diligence, Invalidation
Some law firms submit patent applications on behalf of their clients and let the PTO determine novelty. An inventor might spend tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees, only to be denied a patent. A member of the Central Texas Angel Network believes that an inventor should know up-front what his or her chances of securing a patent are before they make the investment. Using Innography, he can do this.