Innovation Insights

Anti-counterfeiting: Developing a successful brand protection strategy [Webinar]

Written by Hejab Azam on Feb 23, 2017 3:17:20 PM

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This webinar was hosted by our guest speakers Joel Stobart and Jeff Moore. Joel is CTO at Custodian Solutions and Jeff is Operations Director at Analytical Alternatives (AAL). In this webinar, Joel and Jeff discuss brand protection strategies for anti-counterfeiting.


Topics: PatSnap Webinar, IP Risk, Legal, Trademarks

The CRISPR decision and the future of biotech patents

Written by Hejab Azam on Feb 16, 2017 6:00:00 PM

An image of a DNA structure modelOn Wednesday, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) upheld a series of patents on gene editing technology by the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. The patents have been awarded for a DNA altering technique called CRISPR.


Topics: Technology, IP Risk, Patents, Litigation,, R&D, Healthcare, Patentability, Legal, news

Webinar: Reducing patent annuity costs

Written by Hejab Azam on Feb 10, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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In this webinar, we were joined by our guest speaker Peter Rouse, director at Patent Annuity Costs Ltd.


Topics: IP Risk, Patents, Litigation,, Intellectual Property, Legal

Technology landscapes: The key to avoiding risk

Written by Joe Bamsey on Dec 1, 2016 1:00:00 PM

The best way to see who your competitors are is to to look at the patents within your technology space. Landscaping is a great way to do this and allows you not only to search for patents but to look for infringements, renewals, and abandonments as well as to assess potential partners. In this infographic PatSnap covers all four of these capabilities using screenshots from the landscaping tool.


Topics: IP Risk, R&D, landscaping

How to analyze and assess risk using landscapes

Written by Joe Bamsey on Nov 30, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Litigation can be very daunting but there are various ways in which firms can lessen the dangers by assessing and analyzing the risk of litigation within specific sectors and by watching out for patent trolls. The best way to do this would firstly be to be aware of litigation in the space and to recognise all competitors. Untitled-27.png


Topics: IP Risk, Litigation,, landscaping, IP Analysis

Did you know you could perform a patent portfolio analysis in 5 minutes?

Written by Joe Bamsey on Nov 29, 2016 1:00:00 PM

When most people think of ‘patent portfolio analysis’ some words that come to mind might be outsourcing, time consuming, expensive and painful. These thoughts are all fair because historically the process has been all of these things.


Topics: IP Risk, Legal, landscaping

5 Steps to identify and avoid infringement

Written by Joe Bamsey on Nov 29, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Regardless of whether you are an entrepreneur, inventor, or large organization, it is important to understand how you can avoid patent infringement. It is much smarter to spend money actively attempting to avoid infringement, rather than to find yourself in a very costly lawsuit further down the line. Even if you have been developing or manufacturing a product for years, it is never too late to take all the necessary steps to help avoid patent infringement.


Topics: IP Risk, Litigation,, Legal

Is Artificial Intelligence the Future of Cyber Security?

Written by Olivia Bazell on Sep 27, 2016 10:58:07 AM


This blog is the first in a series of  posts from employees within PatSnap UK

Olivia Bazell is an IP Consultant at PatSnap 

With cyber hacks up 300% since 2012, and costing the economy roughly $27bn a year, it comes as little surprise that the cyber security industry is fast becoming a highly competitive space.


Topics: PatSnap Webinar, Technology, IP & Innovation, IP Risk, Patents

Understanding IP Risk Separates the Leaders from the Followers

Written by Joe Bamsey on Sep 16, 2016 1:33:27 PM


In a recent PatSnap webinar Donal O'Connell, Managing Director of Chawton Innovation services, gave a presentation on IP Risk management. Having a wealth of experience in this area he has helped many enterprise companies identify and mitigate IP risk and therefore has some very valuable insights to offer.


Topics: PatSnap Webinar, IP & Innovation, Risk Management, IP Risk, Patents, Corporate Strategy