Innovation Insights

Webinar: Patent valuation methodologies for companies and entrepreneurs

Written by Hejab Azam on Feb 6, 2017 3:45:00 PM

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In this webinar, we will be joined by our guest speaker Dr. Dierk-Oliver Kiehne, CEO of InTraCoM. InTraCom specializes in intellectual property rights and innovation management with a focus on valuations of patent utility models, patent families, or entire corporate portfolios. Their customers include large Blue Chip companies, SMEs, M&A agencies, banks, research institutions and tech transfer offices.


Topics: Growth, Patents, R&D, Corporate Strategy, patent analysis, Competitive Intelligence, Legal, IP Analysis

Westminster Legal Policy Forum Summary: The future of the UK’s patent framework

Written by Hejab Azam on Feb 6, 2017 12:15:00 PM

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This event was held to discuss the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and how it would affect patent law throughout the UK. The major issues discussed were whether the UK will still be part of the UPC after Brexit and the implications leaving the EU will have on our patent system.


Topics: Legal, news

5 innovative companies that will change cancer patients’ lives in the next 5 years

Written by Kirsty Bell on Feb 4, 2017 7:05:00 AM

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This World Cancer day, we take a look at five innovative companies working on new technologies that will change patients' lives in the next five years.


PatSnap Weekly: 2017 February Week 1

Written by Dominic Ladden-Powell on Feb 3, 2017 2:00:00 PM


Welcome to the first edition of PatSnap Weekly, a weekly review of the latest developments from around the world in innovation including technology, medicine and intellectual property.


Topics: news

The huge list of Raspberry Pi uses

Written by Hejab Azam & Dominic Ladden on Feb 2, 2017 5:30:00 PM

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The Raspberry Pi is one of the most incredible tech stories since the machine to slice bread stopped lopping off fingers and improved the quality of sandwiches everywhere.


Webinar Review: IP portfolio management for SMEs

Written by Hejab Azam on Feb 1, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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This webinar was hosted by guest speaker Timothy Butler, CEO of asset intelligence firm Tego. In this webinar, he discusses techniques for IP portfolio management for small medium enterprises (SMEs). With plenty of examples from Tego, he explains how to develop a strong IP portfolio in such competitive markets.


Topics: startups, IP Analysis

Webinar Review: Owen Nicholson discusses patent licensing

Written by Hejab Azam on Jan 29, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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This week’s webinar was hosted by guest speaker Owen Nicholson, head of growth at IN-PART, a platform that connects university innovations with industry. With a vast range of experience, from working at organisations such as the Ministry of Defense and Dyson Owen helps early stage research to take results from the lab into the real world.


Startup advice: Creating an effective IP strategy

Written by Hejab Azam on Jan 27, 2017 5:15:00 PM

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We live in an age where we depend heavily on technology on a day-to-day basis. As a result, there are more emerging technology companies that are disrupting the market to provide new solutions to improve our lives. It is becoming important for these companies to protect their hard work and stay ahead of competition by protecting their assets through various forms of intellectual property.


Topics: R&D, startups, Legal

Webinar: Negotiating patent licensing terms with Owen Nicholson

Written by Hejab Azam on Jan 26, 2017 10:00:00 AM


This webinar will be hosted by Owen Nicholson, Head of Growth from education tech transfer specialists IN-PART. Owen will be discussing best practices when negotiating patent licensing terms to avoid potential risks and litigations further down the line.


Topics: PatSnap Webinar

Why is it so difficult to patent software?

Written by Hejab Azam on Jan 26, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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Patentability of software is a tricky subject as the variations from country to country are less than clear. A common misconception is that it’s easier to patent in the US than in Europe – this is simply not the case; a major contradiction being the landmark Alice. Following the decision in Alice, most patent applications for software have been declared invalid due to unpatentability. There have also been significant developments further afield.


Topics: Patents