Hejab Azam

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After studying Law at University, Hejab decided to pursue her interest in IP by joining the PatSnap team. Her interests include Intellectual Property, Media, and Medical Law.

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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 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

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

Intellectual property & food: Patents vs trade secrets

Posted by Hejab Azam on May 2, 2017 at 2:24 PM

With global retail sales of $4 trillion (£3.1 trillion) annually, food and beverage is one of the largest sectors in the world - the top 50 food manufacturers account for 20 per cent of global packaged food retail sales1. Food conglomerates and FMCGs regularly develop innovative food products to provide consumers with easy cooking and eating choices. Whether it’s Uncle Ben’s Rice, Heinz Ketchup, or Twinkies, there are iconic favourites in every household.

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Topics: food

PatSnap Weekly: 2017 April Week 4

Posted by Hejab Azam on April 28, 2017 at 1:31 PM

Welcome back to PatSnap Weekly. This week there have been signficant advancements in both cancer and glaucoma detection. Elsewhere, could the Iron Man suit become a reality?

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Topics: news

World Intellectual Property Day – Improving lives through innovation

Posted by Hejab Azam on April 25, 2017 at 5:01 PM

This year, the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) is celebrating innovations that helped to make the world healthier, safer and happier.

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Topics: IP & Innovation

The beginning of a dietary revolution?

Posted by Hejab Azam on April 24, 2017 at 11:03 AM

The fitness industry has transformed over and over in the past 50 years. From fads like the grapefruit diet, emphasis on superfoods like quinoa and exercise regimes like Zumba, the industry is constantly changing as consumers continually lose confidence with each but never give up hope in the next .

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Topics: food

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