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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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Imperial College professor outlines key considerations when outsourcing IP management

I had the pleasure of interviewing Ian Harvey, Chairman of the IP Centre Advisory Board of Tsinghua University x-lab and adjunct professor in intellectual property (IP) at Imperial College Business School. Ian has a wealth of experience in IP and and was the former CEO of BTG, where IP management was at the core of their business. IP matters were handled in-house however, in this interview, he tells us what to consider when outsourcing IP.

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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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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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PatSnap Platform Upgrade: Smarter Decisions with Extended Families & Standard-Essential Patents

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Businesses that own no patents use patent data to increase revenue, so why don’t you?

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The end of the Big Six: Antitrust in M&A

Once a company reaches a certain size, licensing technology, acquiring or merging with another company is one of the quickest and most popular methods of continuing growth.

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How do you know if your patent is being infringed?

Why should you care if someone is infringing on your patents or, even worse, what could happen if you infringe on someone else's?

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