Innovation Insights

The race for the skies: 9 flying car designs

Written by Dominic Ladden-Powell on Feb 9, 2017 9:00:00 AM

an image of a flying car over a night sky

Uber announced this week the hiring of former Nasa engineer Mark Moore to work on developing a flying version of their lift service. Is this just a publicity stunt or is the technology closer than we might think?


Topics: IP & Innovation

Brexit and Trump: A new age of innovation?

Written by Hejab Azam on Jan 20, 2017 12:00:00 PM

A cartoon of Theresa May and Donald Trump

This week has been a big one for the UK and USA: Theresa May confirmed that the UK will not remain within the European Single Market and Donald Trump is finally taking office.


Topics: IP & Innovation, Growth

What challenges does the patent industry face in 2017?

Written by Joe Bamsey on Dec 5, 2016 3:51:55 PM

Gene Quinn and special guests look back at the most important moments of 2016, and consider the issues that will shape the patent industry in 2017.


Topics: IP & Innovation, Intellectual Property, Legal

Open Innovation drives growth in the Australian economy

Written by Joe Bamsey on Dec 1, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Australia_Sydney_Skyline.pngThis has been a year of growth for Intellectual Property in Australia. IP Australia (patent office) received 28,605 standard patent applications in 2015, an increase of 10 per cent from 2014 recording a 14 per cent growth year-on-year. Designs are up six per cent, and plant breeder’s rights (PBRs) five per cent.


Topics: Technology, IP & Innovation

How to Innovate without Freedom To Operate!

Written by Joe Bamsey on Nov 30, 2016 1:00:00 PM

 Freedom to Operate (FTO) analysis invariably begins by searching patent literature for issued or pending patents, and obtaining a legal opinion as to whether a product, process or service may be considered to infringe any patent(s) owned by others.


Topics: IP & Innovation, Patents, Patentability, FTO

Why IP and R&D Departments can no longer work Independently

Written by Joe Bamsey on Nov 28, 2016 1:00:00 PM

There are numerous reports and plenty of anecdotal evidence from executives admitting that their organization has spent money on R&D, only to find that the developed product was already protected by a competitor’s patent. It leads to a huge waste of resource and can curtail the future scope of product development. On the other hand, setting up an organizational structure in which R&D and IP teams can collaborate effectively will save a company a significant amount of money and lead to overall better outcomes. 


Topics: IP & Innovation, R&D, Collaboration

Licensing adds value to your Intellectual property

Written by Joe Bamsey on Nov 28, 2016 10:00:00 AM

There are countless ways in which IP analysis can be used to identify lucrative business opportunities. For example, specific technologies - and sub-segments of those technologies, reveal the strengths of different market players in those areas. Licensing is an important part of the intellectual property world and highlights key areas of activity.

With the right search, examining licensing trends uncovers many new adjacent areas of opportunity. Meanwhile, citation analysis allows you to see the chain of intellectual property behind a specific patent. Patents that are frequently cited by subsequent patents indicates the level of influence this technology has in the market, again revealing organizations that make the best partners, depending on your organization's goals.


Topics: IP & Innovation, R&D, Citations, Legal

How to speed up your IP analysis with OneClick IP

Written by Joe Bamsey on Nov 11, 2016 11:42:51 AM


Every company has competitors. Every. Single. Company. Monitoring and tracking those competitors is the responsibility of all company employees, because competitor insight benefits almost every aspect of business strategy. 


Topics: IP & Innovation, Corporate Strategy, Oneclickip

Is the smart home just a pipe dream or will the general public finally adopt it?

Written by Joe Bamsey on Oct 31, 2016 2:16:49 PM

The idea of the ‘smart home’ is based on an individual being able to connect to all of his or her appliances within the home remotely from a smartphone or tablet. Whether you'd characterise this as convenience or laziness, users can now turn their heating on whilst commuting back home in the evening and then watch Netflix on their new smart TV whilst heating up the oven from the sofa for their TV dinner.


Topics: Technology, IP & Innovation, Risk Management, Patents

Quintiles IMS Report shows no sign of slow down in Generic Pharma

Written by Joe Bamsey on Oct 28, 2016 5:02:50 PM

Last week, there was a brand new report released by the Quintiles IMS Institute on behalf of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA), detailing the latest figures relating to the generic drugs space. The report, ‘2016 Generic Drug Savings and Access in the United States’, underlines the continued importance of the role of generic drugs in ensuring that patients are able to access treatment at an affordable cost. The report reveals that 3.9 billion of the total 4.4 billion prescriptions dispensed in the United States are for generic pharmaceuticals. While generics represent 89% of prescriptions dispensed, they account for only 27% of total medicine spending.


Topics: IP & Innovation, Pharmaceuticals