GE Fuse: What Modernised Open Innovation Can Teach Traditional R&D

Posted by Timi Olotu on July 12, 2017 at 11:38 AM

A quote often misattributed to Charles Darwin goes something like, “It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.”

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Topics: R&D, Open Innovation

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

Posted by Timi Olotu on July 10, 2017 at 2:28 PM

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Topics: IP & Innovation, IP Risk, R&D, IP Analysis, PatSnap Platform, Innovation

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

Posted by Hejab Azam on July 6, 2017 at 11:49 AM
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Topics: IP & Innovation, IP Risk, R&D, IP Analysis, Innovation

How to solve R&D productivity challenges: 10 innovators share their strategies

Posted by Team PatSnap on June 28, 2017 at 1:14 PM

 It's no secret that R&D and innovation teams are being squeezed harder—as explained in our article on the benefits of R&D collaboration, productivity stats aren't exactly eye-watering.

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Topics: R&D, Corporate Strategy, Innovation, research, development

Struggling to build a culture of innovation? Maybe it’s you, not them

Posted by Timi Olotu on June 21, 2017 at 3:43 PM

Last week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Mitch Ditkoff, an innovation culture consultant who has worked with GE`s Crotonville Management Development Center, Fuqua School of Business and several Fortune 500 companies.

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Topics: Patents, R&D, Culture, Innovation

The surprisingly simple key to improving innovation success rates? R&D collaboration.

Posted by Hejab Azam on June 13, 2017 at 10:56 AM

R&D budgets are large, with some of the top R&D intensive companies spending $680 billion (£536 billion) in 2016.  Yet a recent report by Forbes revealed that most product launches fail at 80% and only 4% get a return on investment. How can companies succeed with R&D projects when the odds are stacked against them?

Research has shown that one surprisingly simple strategy can reduce the failure rate of R&D. What's the secret? Improve collaboration.

Collaboration is key because it enables sharing of information at the early stages of a project. This helps teams communicate which projects to focus on rather than spending time and resources focusing on different objectives.

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Topics: R&D

Why does R&D matter? [Infographic]

Posted by Dominic Ladden-Powell on March 29, 2017 at 9:58 AM

Research and development is one of the most crucial business departments a company can invest in. By committing to constantly updating and renewing products and services, companies maximise their chances of both growing and maintaining market share. In this infographic, we look at how to do R&D and its benefits - as well as some of the risks of not doing R&D.

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Topics: R&D, infographic

Startup advice: Creating an effective IP strategy

Posted by Hejab Azam on January 27, 2017 at 5:15 PM

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.

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Topics: R&D, startups, Legal

Pharmaceutical vs Biotech: Chemistry vs Biology

Posted by Hejab Azam on January 12, 2017 at 11:00 AM

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.

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Topics: R&D, Healthcare, Patentability

Technology landscapes: The key to avoiding risk

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

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Topics: IP Risk, R&D, landscaping

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