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The Role of Design Patents in an Overall IP Strategy

The recently concluded and highly publicized patent infringement trial between Apple and Samsung was significant because design patents have long been seen as less valuable and less strategic than utility patents. In reality, design patents do have strategic value, especially when used within the context of an overall IP strategy.

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POSTED BY Justin Kunz and Nathan Doudera AT 1:25 P.M. Oct 30, 2012

TAGS: Invention | Nathan Doudera | Process | Strategy



What is your IP and technology worth?

Over the past year, ipCapital Group has seen a dramatic increase in requests to value IP portfolios. The engagements range from advising on high-profile deals to supporting capital raises for small, private companies who have few assets other than IP. We continue to use these experiences and lessons as feedback to our methodology, which is critical as the landscape evolves. In our latest video, we highlight a few of those lessons.

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POSTED BY Adam Bulakowski AT 11:15 A.M. Oct 24, 2012

TAGS: Adam Bulakowski | IAM | Process | Strategy | Valuation



Strategies for Filing Patents in China

For patents specifically, the best IP strategy for China balances the use of both Utility Model and Invention patents. For a comprehensive IP strategy, foreign companies should not just look at the term of protection and assume that Invention patents offer all the protection they need. Companies should use the full range of IP protections including not just patents but also trade secrets and know-how, black boxes, and defensive publications.

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POSTED BY Bruce Story and Nathan Doudera AT 2:28 P.M. Aug 29, 2012

TAGS: Bruce Story | IAM | Nathan Doudera | Process | Strategy



Reboot Your Innovation Strategy

Is your business strategy aligned with the current market? Or, are you exhausting resources on innovations for a bygone market opportunity? Reboot your innovation strategy with a broader perspective.

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POSTED BY Adam Bulakowski AT 5:45 P.M. Jul 25, 2012

TAGS: Adam Bulakowski | Innovation | Process | Strategy



Overcoming Barriers to Innovation and IP Creation - PART 5: FINDING BUDGET

This final article in a series of five on barriers to innovation and IP creation explores ideas for overcoming having no resources or budget. Learn how an effective “ROI story,” communicated to executives, can help you obtain dedicated budget to invest in staff, infrastructure, and tools needed to drive your innovation and IP initiatives.

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POSTED BY Jed Cahill AT 8:02 A.M. Jun 19, 2012

TAGS: Innovation | Jed Cahill | Process



Overcoming Barriers to Innovation and IP Creation - PART 4: MOTIVATING ACTION

Having a dedicated innovation or IP leader responsible for managing execution according to a documented process is essential for putting strategy into action. But even a well-defined strategy and process and won’t run itself. People make the strategy go. So, how can you help your organization motivate action by the teams and individuals needed to achieve your innovation and IP goals? How can you incentivize value creation?

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POSTED BY Jed Cahill AT 8:03 A.M. Apr 23, 2012

TAGS: Innovation | Jed Cahill | Process



How To Find Great Ideas and Get Them Funded

Great innovation is not just about great ideas. To get new ideas off the ground, you need executive buy-in and funding. You can increase the likelihood of success by building the executive buy-in for the innovation process, and by knowing what the CEO and other stakeholders are seeking in order to approve and fund your ideas. Here's how you can find great new ideas and establish rigor in the process that will win support and funding.

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POSTED BY Kate Shore AT 8:17 A.M. Mar 19, 2012

TAGS: Ideation | Innovation | Kate Shore | Process



Overcoming Barriers to Innovation and IP Creation - PART 3: DEFINING YOUR PROCESS

Strategy is only as valuable as your ability to execute - an imperfect strategy that is well executed will generate much higher returns than a glossy white paper strategy that is poorly executed. So, how can you help your organization turn innovation and IP strategy into business value? This third article in a series of five on this subject explores ideas for overcoming the barrier of having no defined process.

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POSTED BY Jed Cahill AT 9:15 A.M. Feb 9, 2012

TAGS: Innovation | Jed Cahill | Process | Training and Incentives



Overcoming Barriers to Innovation and IP Creation - PART 2: DEFINING & MEASURING SUCCESS

Establishing a clear direction for innovation and IP creation starts with consensus on an overall corporate strategy that defines the vision, specific business goals, and tactical actions that serve the vision and goals. Unfortunately, Executive and Board level consensus on the strategy is not enough.

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POSTED BY Jed Cahill AT 8:10 A.M. Jan 19, 2012

TAGS: Innovation | Jed Cahill | Process



Overcoming Barriers to Innovation and IP Creation - PART 1: ESTABLISHING DIRECTION

The innovation and IP leader who is able to overcome the barriers has an opportunity to advance the company's competitive position with better products and services, faster time to market, more efficient operations, stronger IP, and the resilience necessary to respond to rapidly changing market conditions and critical business problems.

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POSTED BY Jed Cahill AT 10:00 A.M. Dec 13, 2011

TAGS: Innovation | Jed Cahill | Process



How to Encourage Joint Creation in Open Innovation without Losing IP Rights

In the September issue of Intellectual Property Magazine, Kate Shore discusses how to address IP issues before the relationship to help create a culture of co-invention and collaboration, how to rev up your innovation engine to generate many potential inventions, and ways to maximize the value of the inventions created for both parties.

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POSTED BY Kate Shore AT 8:15 P.M. SEPTEMBER 8, 2011

TAGS: Innovation | Kate Shore | Outside Publication | Process



Missing Trade Secrets?

If you are like most technology managers, you know you have trade secrets in the organization, but you don't know what they are. You know you have to protect "them" from loss, but what are "they"?

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POSTED BY Bruce Story AT 3:45 P.M. SEPTEMBER 8, 2011

TAGS: Bruce Story | IAM | Process | Trade Secrets



Missing Inventions?

If your R&D department is like most, you have very creative people working diligently to solve problems. However, you may wonder why you don't see more invention disclosures coming from such bright, creative people.

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POSTED BY Bruce Story AT 5:00 P.M. SEPTEMBER 2, 2011

TAGS: Bruce Story | IAM | Invention | NPD | Process



Know What to Pay: Evaluate the Market Value of an Acquisition through Comparables

Comparables are vital to determining what the market would likely pay for a company, technology, or Intellectual Property (IP) asset. While the market value is not necessarily what the asset is worth to your company, it gives you an idea of what competitors may be willing to pay and can provide insight that will inform your bidding strategy.

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POSTED BY Rachael Schwartz AT 12:45 P.M. JUNE 1, 2011

TAGS: Commercialization | Outside Publication | Process | Rachael Schwartz | Valuation



A Triangulation Approach to Valuation Delivers the "Right" Price

A Triangulation Approach to valuation looks at value in three ways: 1) modeling the value that the technology and IP provides for your company's intended use; 2) reviewing, risk-adjusting and use-adjusting the target's valuation, and 3) understanding market comparables.

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POSTED BY Rachael Schwartz AT 1:00 P.M. MAY 26, 2011

TAGS: Commercialization | Outside Publication | Process | Rachael Schwartz | Valuation



Sustaining the IP Strategy Execution Process

As has been shown, ICM processes are needed to successfully execute the IP strategy. If a company does not have all the processes needed, or needs to improve their processes they typically call upon outside experts in the field to help. This can be very helpful by comparing with best practices in the industry.

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POSTED BY Bruce Story AT 4:30 P.M. MAY 13, 2011

TAGS: Bruce Story | IAM | Process | Strategy



Measuring and Extracting IP Value

The value of any IP is dependent on the context. Valuation of the IP in context and targeted marketing is important to gain returns on the licensing effort.

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POSTED BY Bruce Story AT 2:15 P.M. APRIL 29, 2011

TAGS: Bruce Story | IAM | Metrics | Process



Protecting IP

The protecting phase includes the legal processes for creating a patent application, filing in the appropriate jurisdiction and prosecuting the application through to the grant of the patent.

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POSTED BY Bruce Story AT 3:30 P.M. APRIL 15, 2011

TAGS: Bruce Story | Defensive Publishing | IAM | Process



Reviewing IP Strategy

Organizations that do not use the IP strategy reviewing process generally file patent applications on everything that is deemed patentable coming from the R&D staff. There is no one "minding the store" to ensure that the IP strategy is followed. This is a very expensive way to create a low-value patent portfolio!

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POSTED BY Bruce Story AT 3:30 P.M. APRIL 1, 2011

TAGS: Bruce Story | IAM | Process | Strategy



Documenting

Documenting is an important step on the path to successful execution of IP strategy, however inventors are often more interested in solving technical problems and inventing than in documenting their inventions.

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POSTED BY Bruce Story AT 9:30 A.M. MARCH 18, 2011

TAGS: Bruce Story | IAM | Invention | Process



Creating and Acquiring IP

Facilitating invention, acquiring technology and IP from outside the company, and inventing around patents are key processes for creating and acquiring IP. Many companies have adopted the best practices of conducting proactive invention extraction sessions and directed invention brainstorming.

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POSTED BY Bruce Story AT 9:15 A.M. MARCH 04, 2011

TAGS: Bruce Story | IAM | Invention | Process



Planning & Motivating IP Strategy

All the Intellectual Capital Management (ICM) processes focus on implementing IP strategy. The strategy must clearly articulate what the desired business objective is and how IP supports that.

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POSTED BY Bruce Story AT 1:45 P.M. FEBRUARY 18, 2011

TAGS: Bruce Story | IAM | Process | Strategy



IP Strategy Execution and Process Implementation

The first step in implementing IP strategy is to thoroughly evaluate which processes you have that are working well and which processes are absent or are not yielding the desired results. It is important for a company to consider the best practices used by other IP leaders, both inside the company's industry as well as in other industries.

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POSTED BY Bruce Story AT 10:45 A.M. FEBRUARY 4, 2011

TAGS: Bruce Story | IAM | Process | Strategy



Value of a "Business-Driven" IP Strategy

To achieve value effectively, IP-savvy companies have learned to create business-aligned IP strategies. The IP strategy must be integral to the business strategy to create maximum value.

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POSTED BY Bruce Story AT 11:15 A.M. JANUARY 21, 2011

TAGS: Bruce Story | IAM | Process | Strategy



Degrees of Patent Analysis: Which Approach to Use and When?

Good preparation for a patent search can lead to successful and effective patent analysis, whereas the lack of preparation can lead to the disappointed stakeholders, missed IP opportunities, or wasted time.

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POSTED BY Kate Shore and Sarju Bharucha AT 12:45 P.M. FEBRUARY 16, 2010

TAGS: Kate Shore | Process | Sarju Bharucha



Measuring, Managing, and Communicating Intangible Asset Value

Intellectual property (IP), such as a patent portfolio, is a critical intangible asset for innovative companies. However, IP presents management and communication challenges because few companies catalog their IP strategically or link its development to value creation, i.e. increased revenues or decreased costs.

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POSTED BY Adam Bulakowski AT 3:00 P.M. JANUARY 18, 2010

TAGS: Adam Bulakowski | Commercialization | Process | Valuation



Cost-Effective IP Strategy Investment

Whether a company uses its IP offensively or defensively, a company's investment in IP strategy can be implemented cost-effectively in both the short and long term. Four practices to consider are: an IP portfolio audit, strategic foreign filings, defensive publications, and strategic portfolio development.

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POSTED BY Bruce Story and Adam Bulakowski AT 2:45 P.M. NOVEMBER 23, 2009

TAGS: Adam Bulakowski | Bruce Story | Defensive Publishing | IP Fees | Process | Strategy



Leading Companies are Integrating Product Development, IAM, and IP Processes

"It is only a matter of time before the integration of IP and product development becomes part of the mainstream business process. Companies have to decide whether they want to be leaders or laggards as this happens." John Cronin, Managing Director & Chairman of ipCG, and Brad Goldense President and CEO of Goldense Group, Inc. are the authors of "Integral IAM and new product processes are the future," published in the November/December 2009 issue of IAM Magazine. Their article stresses the importance of becoming an early adopter to the growing trend of merging intellectual property and business goals.

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POSTED BY Jed Cahill and Ted Anderson AT 10:20 A.M. NOVEMBER 17, 2009

TAGS: IAM | Jed Cahill | John Cronin | NPD | Outside Publication | Process | Strategy



Intellectual Asset Management Best Practices for Small Companies

Small companies can face large financial hurdles on the way to securing intellectual property (IP) protection, particularly with patents. Accumulated patent lifecycle costs can exceed $125,000 for one US & one PCT filing. This cost may include prior art searching, patent drafting, patent prosecution, and maintenance fees.

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POSTED BY Nancy Edwards Cronin AND Adam Bulakowski AND Sarju Bharucha AT 4:00 P.M. SEPTEMBER 4, 2009

TAGS: Adam Bulakowski | IAM | IP Fees | Metrics | Nancy Edwards Cronin | Process | Sarju Bharucha | SME | Training and Incentives



Grow Patent Quality with Reverse Engineering in Mind

Any company that files patents as part of its intellectual property (IP) strategy should be actively thinking about the end use of these assets. In order to maximize business leverage, a patent holder must be able to demonstrate that a third party is using or may have a desire to use the patented invention.

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POSTED BY Jed Cahill AT 3:35 P.M. JULY 7, 2009

TAGS: IAM | Jed Cahill | Process | Strategy



Minimize Loss of Intellectual Assets When Downsizing

Is your company planning to layoff employees in response to a tougher economic environment? Do you have a process for preventing valuable intellectual assets from walking out the door along with your exiting employees?

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POSTED BY Jed Cahill AT 2:05 P.M. JUNE 23, 2009

TAGS: IAM | Jed Cahill | Process | Trade Secrets



Innovation Protection Through IP Strategy

In a recent article, "Is the recession suffocating American Innovation?," Deb Riechmann of the Associated Press describes some trends that may be negatively impacting the success of innovation in the US. There has been a decline in the new patent applications at the US Patent and Trademark Office because some companies...

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POSTED BY Bruce Story AT 10:10 A.M. MAY 12, 2009

TAGS: Bruce Story | IAM | Innovation | Process | Strategy





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