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Your Stage-Gate process has holes and the fix is hiding in plain sight

The Stage-Gate process can be defined as a framework where large innovation programmes are divided into phases (stage). Each phase is preceded by a review session (gate), where ideas are assessed and deemed worthy of further development or not.  

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The Profitable and Low-Risk Approach to Patent Portfolio Pruning

The very idea of a patent portfolio that needs pruning is offensive to some—isn’t it wasteful to grow something so large that you need to regularly shear huge chunks off it? Not necessarily. 

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PatSnap Platform Upgrade: Japanese Interface, Custom Fields & Patent Value Metrics

The August edition of our series on major upgrades to our platform covers features that further personalise your experience of using PatSnap: 

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What makes the best TTO and industry collaborators so successful at innovation?

Arundeep Pradhan, former president of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), published on 14 August 2017 an article titled, “Licensing efficiency of academic technology transfer: are there better indicators?”

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IP Expert’s Cheat Sheet on Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) That Won’t Give You Headaches

Jurgen Vollrath is the expert you want on your side when it comes to all things intellectual property. He was chief intellectual property (IP) officer at SAP and is president of Exponential Technology Counsel

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Top 3 Tech M&As of 2017: Identifying Threats & Opportunities Using IP Data

Every M&A deal happens because a company wants something and it thinks that acquiring another company (or type of company) will lead to the desired outcome. This article will explain how the acquiring company can use intellectual property (IP) data to:

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GE Fuse: What Modernised Open Innovation Can Teach Traditional R&D

A quote often misattributed to Charles Darwin goes something like, “It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.”

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PatSnap Platform Upgrade: Smarter Decisions with Extended Families & Standard-Essential Patents

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

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

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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