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Patent reform seemed just around the corner. In December, the House of Representatives passed theInnovation Act by a margin of 325 to 91. The bill, which would have made it harder to file spurious patent suits, had the blessing of President Barack Obama. All it needed was to pass the Senate.
Austin-based Innography is joining with Patent Properties Inc. (OTCQB: PPRO) to create Patent Utility, software designed to provide an alternative to the court system for patent owners and patent users. The deal will provide data and analytical services to the users of Patent Utility, according to a company news release
Innography's Spring 2014 Release compares key patent valuation information and visualizes what patents are active in a technology area.
So Samsung has launched the Galaxy S5 and played safe, claiming consumers don’t want innovative tech for its own sake. The S5 is more like an Apple interim upgrade, waiting on the big changes ahead. Samsung’s strategy still looks risky. I recently discussed this issue with the folks over at Innography, a company that provides market structure information from patent filings.
LexisNexis and Innography bring home CODiE awards from the Software and Information Industry Association.