The PatSnap Blog: Innovation Insights

World Intellectual Property Day – Improving lives through innovation

Posted by Hejab Azam on April 25, 2017 at 5:01 PM

This year, the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) is celebrating innovations that helped to make the world healthier, safer and happier.

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Topics: IP & Innovation

How to build and measure innovation culture using IP analysis [Webinar]

Posted by Hejab Azam on March 9, 2017 at 3:15 PM

This webinar was hosted by Duncan Clark, head of product marketing at PatSnap, who was joined by guest speakers, Jon Calvert, managing director of ClearViewIP, Donal O’Connell, managing director of Chawton Innovation Services, and Daniel Gray, director of innovation and IP strategy at PatSnap.

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Topics: IP & Innovation

The race for the skies: 9 flying car designs

Posted by Dominic Ladden-Powell on February 9, 2017 at 9:00 AM

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?

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Topics: IP & Innovation

Brexit and Trump: A new age of innovation?

Posted by Hejab Azam on January 20, 2017 at 12:00 PM

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.

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Topics: IP & Innovation, Growth

What challenges does the patent industry face in 2017?

Posted by Joe Bamsey on December 5, 2016 at 3:51 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.

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Topics: IP & Innovation, Intellectual Property, Legal

Open Innovation drives growth in the Australian economy

Posted by Joe Bamsey on December 1, 2016 at 10:00 AM

This 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.

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Topics: Technology, IP & Innovation

How to Innovate without Freedom To Operate!

Posted by Joe Bamsey on November 30, 2016 at 1:00 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.

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Topics: IP & Innovation, Patents, Patentability, FTO

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

Posted by Joe Bamsey on November 28, 2016 at 1:00 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. 

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Topics: IP & Innovation, R&D, Collaboration

Licensing adds value to your Intellectual property

Posted by Joe Bamsey on November 28, 2016 at 10:00 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.

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

How to speed up your IP analysis with OneClick IP

Posted by Joe Bamsey on November 11, 2016 at 11:42 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. 

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Topics: IP & Innovation, Corporate Strategy, Oneclickip

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