Predict Your Competitor’s Innovation Strategy

By David R. Jarczyk How Intellectual Property Big Data Leads to a CI Advantage By some estimates, Intellectual Property (“IP”) represents up to 80% of corporate value. Therefore, knowing your competitor’s innovation strategy is equivalent to understanding their business strategy. The question then becomes, how do we accurately predict a competitor’s innovation strategy? Historically, understanding […]

IP facts you can’t afford to miss…but you probably do

By David R. Jarczyk As a transfer pricing practitioner, having access to all possible information is not only critical for your IP analysis, but ultimately your reputation as an expert. Yet the alarming reality is that most practitioners are forming their IP positions based on less than 25 percent of available information. l. What you […]

Free and Low Cost Patent Search and Analysis Tools: Who Needs Expensive Name Brand Products?

By Jackie Hutter. In private conversations, some of my corporate peers inform me that they pay $1000′s per year (or even per quarter for larger companies) for access to “name brand” patent search tools that nonetheless  do not contain accurate and up to date information.  For example, a client tells me that one of these […]

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for us. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 21,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 8 sold-out performances for that many people […]

Prior art search – the gold standard

By Donal O’Connell Prior art Prior art or state of the art or background art in most systems of patent law constitutes all information that has been made available to the public in any form before a given date that might be relevant to a patent’s claims of originality. If an invention has been described […]

IP CloseUp 30 is a handy tool for those who want to track the most active IP stocks in an instant

By Bruce Berman IP CloseUp is pleased to announce the IP CloseUp® 30 a free, all-in-one information update of the leading patent stocks. A click or a tap is all investors, innovators, lawyers and or businesses to track the ups and downs of the rapidly expanding universe of IP-sensitive stocks. In addition to Acacia, WiLAN and Virnetx, smaller players like Marathon Patent […]

The Use of IP Valuation in IP Transactions: A Global Survey of IP Brokers

By Efrat Kasznik and Luca Escoffier The valuation of Intellectual Property (IP) such as patents, or of non-patented technologies, is still considered by many to be more of an art than a science. While IP valuation might appear to be a routine task for a technology/patent broker, in fact most of the time it can […]