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Innography, a provider of intellectual property management solutions, has launched a set of workflow tools called Innography Playbooks. The playbooks allow users to quickly assemble reports that address some of the most frequently repeated questions about a company’s IP. They are designed to get the most out of the Innography platform for those users who are not power users of the system. It’s particularly useful for creating a quick answer and passing it “upward” to executives or in-house counsel, or for simply providing fast answers to frequent questions.
On Thursday, April 19, 2012, Tyron Stading, President and Founder, Innography, and Jason Redlus, Managing Partner, Argyle Executive Forum, addressed current issues regarding the litigation of intellectual property and the value of IP-based business intelligence. They discussed how Innography can help companies merge their capital business and legal perspectives with their intellectual property decisions to leverage hidden assets and mitigate risk.
Our modern corporate R&D landscape looks very different. Well-known startups like Amazon, Google, and Facebook grew at breakneck pace and now dominate the Internet. Before them, two upstarts by the name of Apple and Microsoft successfully challenged the status quo. While R&D is essential to all these companies, they came of age in an era during which a premium was (and still is) put on getting to market as quickly as possible. The market demands it; technology evolves too quickly to be left behind; and venture capitalists want to see a return on investment.
Microsoft Corp. has pulled one of five patents used last year to sue Barnes & Noble Inc. for alleged infringement related to the book retailer's use of Google Inc.'s Android software in its Nook e-reader devices, removing another element from one of several cases targeting Google's technology.
Only four years ago, the majority of patents and intellectual property (“IP”) concerns were confined to the legal department. Since then, the patent landscape has morphed into a complex terrain forcing corporations to create business teams with executive oversight to focus solely on intellectual property; proof that the value of IP is working its way up the corporate ladder.