Innovation Insights

How to improve communication between R&D and IP [eBook]

Written by Hejab Azam on Feb 20, 2017 4:08:24 PM

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In many organisations, R&D and IP are considered separate departments focusing on different aspects of IP development. R&D focus on rapidly developing technology at the early stages of the innovation process whereas IP is usually involved at a later stage when patent protection is required.


Topics: Patents, R&D, Collaboration, Corporate Strategy, Intellectual Property, Legal, ebook

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

Myocardial infatuation: 14 Therapies for the heart

Written by Hejab Azam on Feb 13, 2017 8:41:08 PM

myocardial-infatuation-header.jpgHeart disease is an umbrella term which encompasses a range of disorders such as heart attacks, congenital heart diseases, congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease. Heart disease is the number one cause for death in both men and women in the US. CT scans of mummies have shown that heart disease was frequent in Ancient Egypt which suggests that there are other causes to heart disease apart from smoking, fast food and inactivity.1


Topics: Technology, R&D, Healthcare, 3D Printing, Pharmaceuticals, bioprinting patents

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

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

Pharmaceutical vs Biotech: Chemistry vs Biology

Written by Hejab Azam on Jan 12, 2017 11:00:00 AM

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There is often confusion between biotechnology and pharmaceuticals; although they both produce drugs, they do so in different ways and have a different basis. To manufacture drugs, biotech companies use live organisms such as bacteria whereas pharmaceutical industry usually use artificial materials to create their drugs.


Topics: R&D, Healthcare, Patentability

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

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

Spend less time searching with OneClick IP

Written by Kirsty Bell on Nov 8, 2016 1:58:16 PM

IDC data shows that the average knowledge worker now spends 2.5 hours per day (or roughly 30% of their working day) searching for information. In a world where the volume of data available is constantly and exponentially increasing, the ability to find, access, and interrogate that data becomes a key determining factor in how efficiently a company can innovate. This is having serious consequences for businesses as they struggle to effectively make use of the wealth of data available to them.


Topics: search, R&D, Corporate Strategy, Competitive Intelligence, Trademarks