Struggling to build a culture of innovation? Maybe it’s you, not them

Posted by Timi Olotu on June 21, 2017 at 3:43 PM

Last week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Mitch Ditkoff, an innovation culture consultant who has worked with GE`s Crotonville Management Development Center, Fuqua School of Business and several Fortune 500 companies.

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Topics: Patents, R&D, Culture, Innovation

The surprisingly simple key to improving innovation success rates? R&D collaboration.

Posted by Hejab Azam on June 13, 2017 at 10:56 AM

R&D budgets are large, with some of the top R&D intensive companies spending $680 billion (£536 billion) in 2016.  Yet a recent report by Forbes revealed that most product launches fail at 80% and only 4% get a return on investment. How can companies succeed with R&D projects when the odds are stacked against them?

Research has shown that one surprisingly simple strategy can reduce the failure rate of R&D. What's the secret? Improve collaboration.

Collaboration is key because it enables sharing of information at the early stages of a project. This helps teams communicate which projects to focus on rather than spending time and resources focusing on different objectives.

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Topics: R&D

PatSnap Platform Upgrade: Tools for R&D, IP and Business Intelligence Collaboration

Posted by Timi Olotu on June 8, 2017 at 11:04 AM

Although PatSnap started as a tool based on patent data, it now solves problems beyond the world of intellectual property (IP)—using data sets beyond the realm of patents.

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Topics: news, PatSnap Platform

PatSnap Weekly: June Week 1

Posted by Hejab Azam on June 2, 2017 at 3:32 PM

Welcome back to PatSnap Weekly. This week there have been significant advancements in IP, with a new ruling by the US Supreme Court in Lexmark International v Impression Products. Elsewhere, the world's largest plane has been revealed, with a wingspan larger than a football field.

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Topics: news

Hussein Kanji, Hoxton Ventures co-founder, on predicting & patenting lucrative software innovation

Posted by Timi Olotu on May 26, 2017 at 2:51 PM

If there’s one person who knows about software innovation and the patenting of such innovation, it’s Hussein Kanji.

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Topics: software patents, Software, venture capital

PatSnap Weekly: May Week 3 2017

Posted by Hejab Azam on May 19, 2017 at 3:33 PM

This week, there have been medical advances with the first ever stem cells produced from human blood, as well as the successful 3D printing of ovaries that have produced healthy mice. Elsewhere, China has broadened its software patent guidelines—could this mean more US software companies filing patents there?

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Topics: news

PatSnap Weekly: 2017 May Week 2

Posted by Hejab Azam on May 12, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Welcome back to PatSnap Weekly. This week there have been significant technological advancements in medicine from AR goggles for surgeons to battery free implantables.

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Topics: news

The huge list of innovative food technology

Posted by Hejab Azam on May 8, 2017 at 1:00 PM


As the food industry is getting more sophisticated to meet consumer demand, so is the technology producing it. From innovative manufacturing processes to household consumer goods, innovative solutions are reflected in all aspects of this industry.

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Topics: food

PatSnap Weekly: 2017 May Week 1

Posted by Hejab Azam on May 5, 2017 at 3:03 PM

Welcome back to the first PatSnap Weekly after the bank holiday. Although it’s only been a four day week, a lot has happened with advancements in medicine, tech and IP.

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Topics: news

Supermarket of the future

Posted by Dominic Ladden-Powell on May 4, 2017 at 1:41 PM

The supermarket is one of the most ubiquitous sights in the Western world. Seemingly immune to the decline of the High Street, supermarket brands go from strength; Walmart is the largest company in the world by revenue1 while Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrison all rank among the world’s largest companies2.

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Topics: food

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