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Your Stage-Gate process has holes and the fix is hiding in plain sight

The Stage-Gate process can be defined as a framework where large innovation programmes are divided into phases (stage). Each phase is preceded by a review session (gate), where ideas are assessed and deemed worthy of further development or not.  

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Enhance your innovation cycle by knowing customers, competitors and collaborators

Research by CEB reveals that the top priority of R&D leaders is to beat competitors to market with big innovations—but 90% of them also believe their pipelines are slow at turning ideas into successful products. According to the same research, R&D managers report that one third of their projects are behind schedule. Enhancing the innovation cycle is not just about speed to market, it’s also about ensuring your product is profitable so that R&D resources aren’t wasted.

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UK Government explains how it’s tackling IP crime in latest report

During 2016, over 2 million suspected infringing counterfeit goods were detained by border force. IP crime not only impacts the UK economy but also undermines legitimate businesses who work hard to innovate.

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How does IP data from patents supercharge R&D?

 

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The Profitable and Low-Risk Approach to Patent Portfolio Pruning

The very idea of a patent portfolio that needs pruning is offensive to some—isn’t it wasteful to grow something so large that you need to regularly shear huge chunks off it? Not necessarily. 

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PatSnap Platform Upgrade: Japanese Interface, Custom Fields & Patent Value Metrics

The August edition of our series on major upgrades to our platform covers features that further personalise your experience of using PatSnap: 

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How to apply Blue Ocean Strategy to IP

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IP Expert’s Cheat Sheet on Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) That Won’t Give You Headaches

Jurgen Vollrath is the expert you want on your side when it comes to all things intellectual property. He was chief intellectual property (IP) officer at SAP and is president of Exponential Technology Counsel

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Top 3 Tech M&As of 2017: Identifying Threats & Opportunities Using IP Data

Every M&A deal happens because a company wants something and it thinks that acquiring another company (or type of company) will lead to the desired outcome. This article will explain how the acquiring company can use intellectual property (IP) data to:

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A holistic view of intellectual property and how to use it strategically

I had the pleasure of interviewing Liz Ward, Principle of Virtuoso Legal, a boutique IP firm. If there’s any law firm that understands the holistic view and strategic use of intellectual property, it’s them. Although Virtuoso is a small boutique IP firm, they have outcompeted large magic circle firms by wining second place for ‘IP team of the year’ at The Lawyer Magazine Awards 2017.

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