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What Happens When Competitors Share an Innovative Spirit?

We often report the latest court cases for patent infringement, followed by some encouragement to tech companies and product developers to return to their innovative roots. The spirit of innovation has historically been to share developments, even with the protection of a patent, so that technology can continue to be improved upon and to grow.

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Written by Joe Khurana

IPVision Founder and MIT Lecturer to Address Lemelson-MIT Prize Winners

On Thursday, June 12, IPVision co-founder and president Joseph Hadzima will address the 2017 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize winners for innovation. The winners were announced in April of this year and include some of the brightest minds in various fields of study and invention.

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Written by Joe Khurana

5 Steps to Develop a Business Intelligence Process with Patent Analytics

We’ve discussed in several articles why your IP intelligence should come at the forefront of innovation. We’ve talked about why IP intelligence is a necessary part of your corporate strategy. We looked at reasons to keep IP intelligence within the business sector of your company and not just the legal department. All of these things are crucial to growing and protecting your business.

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Is Your CEO Frustrated? Maybe the Innovation Message Is Getting Lost

It was a productive meeting, really. The agenda was clear and concise. The presentations were quick and helpful. Everyone thought it went well. Until the CEO said, “What the %$!@?”

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Written by Joe Khurana

How to Beat Competitors in the Race to Innovation

All too often, companies face disruptive innovation from their competitors. And all too often, they combat the problem by simply copying the new technology. Whether they roll out a similar product or service, or they throw money behind developing their own version, these companies will spend the majority of their existence simply chasing others.

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Written by Joe Khurana

How to Beat Competitors to the Market Through IP Intelligence

When you want examples for how long it can take to lose your market share before you notice you’re in trouble, examine the American car manufacturing landscape. And, if you want examples of how permanent—or semi-permanent, at the very least—that loss of market share can be, again, there is no better example than Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler.

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Written by Alex Butler

What Issues Will Drive Tomorrow's IP?

IPVision was actively involved in producing one of the most talked about sessions at the recent IP Business Congress in Boston. The session, moderated by MIT Technology Review Deputy Editor Brian Bergstein, departed from the intellectual property theme of the overall conference and shifted the discussion to the forces and efforts driving technology research and development ... in other words, what will be "Tomorrow's IP."

Patent Strategy: Bolster Your Patent Position Prior to IPO

Last week peHUBwire reported on the biggest U.S. IPO of the year, digital whiteboard maker Smart Technologies Inc (SMT).  The Calgary, Alberta-based company sold 38.83 million shares for $17 each raising about $660.11 million.   Pre-IPO shareholders include funds associated with Apax Partners, chipmaker Intel Corp and IFF Holdings Inc.

Written by Alex Butler

Patents in Security Field - From Technology Review & IPVision

UPDATE: $7.7 Billion Update to Patent Perspectives Report (Intel Acquires McAfee)

MIT's Technology Review's July - August issue includes anin-depth briefing on information security. In working with Technology Review, we assessed over 20 companies identified by Technology Review's editors across a spectrum of activities to support this briefing and to provide a supplemental report on key patent drivers and on patent positions in the industry. 

Carolyn Bertozzi - 2010 Winner of the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize

 

The Lemelson-MIT Awards Committee today announced that Carolyn Bertozzi of the UC-Berkeley Department of Chemistry is the 2010 Winner of the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize.  

According to The Lemelson-MIT Program the Prize "recognizes individuals who translate their ideas into inventions and innovations that improve the world in which we live....Dubbed the "Oscar for Inventors," the Lemelson-MIT Prize is awarded to outstanding mid-career inventors, who have developed a patented product or process of significant value to society, which has been adopted for practical use, or has a high probability of being adopted."

Professor Bertozzi's group "studies cell surface interactions that contribute to human health and disease with specific projects in the areas of cancer, inflammation and bacterial infection. We use the techniques of organic synthesis, genetics and biochemistry as tools to study and manipulate complex cellular processes."