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The famous calendar of bizarre patents for 2014 is out now!

To start off the New Year, the traditional PATSCAN calendar of bizarre patents presents some of the world’s most interesting inventions, celebrating the human creativity that began when the first hominids banged rocks together to make tools.

The theme for 2014 is patents for and about dogs. Dogs have been parasitic on humans since the Stone Age, and now dogs have reversed the relationship so that humans are dependent on them. is collection of patents illustrates the lengths dog people…

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Added by Mikk Putk on November 27, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Press release: Leveraging IP and Patent Strategy for Business Growth

70% of IP professionals believe IP & business strategy alignment are vital to patent portfolio management.

A recent whitepaper created by Legal IQ uses the results of a survey of 675 IP and patent professionals globally to explore how they can monetise their IP and patent strategy.

 

“As the ‘IP for business growth’ ethos expands, value creation and productivity will expand…

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Added by Mikk Putk on August 11, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Legal IQ presents: Leveraging IP and Patent Strategy for Business Growth [Whitepaper]

70% was the number of IP professionals that believe IP & business strategy alignment are vital to patent portfolio management, in a survey conducted by Legal IQ.

 

“As the ‘IP for business growth’ ethos expands, value creation and productivity will expand as well.”

- Tom Briscoe,…

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Added by Mikk Putk on July 4, 2013 at 3:30am — No Comments

Invention harvesting

Blogpost by Donal O'Connell, Chawton Innovation Services

To invent:

To invent means to produce or contrive something previously unknown by the use of ingenuity or imagination. An inventor is therefore…

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Added by Mikk Putk on June 5, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

C5’s 10th Freedom to Operate Forum

C5’s 10th Freedom to Operate Forum on May 15 - May 16, 2013 in Frankfurt brings together eminent in-house counsel from the world’s largest pharma, biotech and chemical companies and their expert advisors from a range of jurisdictions including the US, Europe and Asia. Based on their first-hand experience, the distinguished panel will provide you with…

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Added by Mikk Putk on April 30, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The inventor community

This paper explains how a company can identify and categorise its inventor community. Any company that is serious about innovation should be able to identify where that innovation comes from, and who are the primary sources of its innovative ideas. There are of course many aspects to this inventor community such as who are they, how do they operate, why is this…

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Added by Mikk Putk on April 25, 2013 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

PatentInspiration, a free patent search and analysis tool

PatentInspiration is a free online patent search & analysis tool, created by CREAX Software NV. Building upon the success of CreationSuite, PatentInspiration takes patent analysis to the next level. Free analyses and powerful visualizations…

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Added by Mikk Putk on March 22, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

America Invents Act, First Inventor to File Changes

USPTO has published four short videos to cover the changes in law to "first-inventor-to-file".

You will learn what is considered prior art and how it's used to determine patentability under the first part of the "novelty" section and what are the exceptions to the prior art.…

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Added by Mikk Putk on March 19, 2013 at 6:46am — No Comments

What is the best IP case management and handling system?

I'm looking for IP (including patents, trademarks, designs, copyrights, domains) case management system for patent and trademark attornys and small or medium-sized IP law firms to keep all cases and client information in one single system. Other features like time tracking, invoicing, reporting, web-based access, alerts and reminders, etc are essential.

After few hours web search I found several tools. Please share your experiences - what are the pros and cons, how is the support and…

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Added by Mikk Putk on February 4, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

10 new patent, trademark, copyright, ip blogs added to IP blog searchengine, 950 IP blogs in total

 

 

To search, what IP bloggers are writing about, you can use IP Blogs search here http://ipinsiders.com/page/ip-blog-search.

 

 

 

 

New blogs added to Intellectual Property Blogs Search…

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Added by Mikk Putk on January 23, 2013 at 6:06am — No Comments

PRESS RELEASE: Intellectual Property Innovation Fund galvanises IP law firms, Innovation Intermediaries and University IP Centres

If the entry level into intellectual property becomes less complex, faster and easier individuals will benefit from their IP at the outset, through to and beyond commercialization. 

A collaboration instigated by Creative Barcode, …

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Added by Mikk Putk on January 17, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Overview of IP Processes & IP Process Development

Blogpost by Donal O'Connell

Chawton Innovation Services

 

 

Intellectual Property (IP) rights are valuable assets for any business, possibly among the most important that it possesses.  It is therefore imperative that whatever IP processes are in use are fit for purpose, and…

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Added by Mikk Putk on January 13, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

IP Webinar - 22 January - Monetizing Intangible Assets to Generate Brand Value

Legal IQ will be hosting a free IP webinar on: Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM GMT.

Synopsis: Intangible assets have the power to influence competitive advantage, wealth creation and economic prosperity. Intangible assets— a combination of formal research and informal creativity including worker skills and knowledge, information , formal intellectual…

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Added by Mikk Putk on January 4, 2013 at 2:26am — No Comments

Invitation to join Intellectual Property Law & Protection Networking Group

Legal IQ, a web portal offering resources on intellectual property invites you to join its dedicated Twitter and LinkedIn groups, where members can engage in topical discussions on the subject and receive regular, unique postings on what’s going on in Intellectual Property:



 Follow @IP_Series on Twitter here …

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Added by Mikk Putk on November 17, 2012 at 8:22am — No Comments

Bizarre patent calendar for 2013

The latest PATSCAN Bizarre Patent Calendar is available for free downloading in color or black and white at http://www.patex.ca/html/ip_information/publications.html.

Enjoy!…

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Added by Mikk Putk on November 5, 2012 at 2:11am — No Comments

PatentJobs.biz – Career opportunities in the field of intellectual property

PatentJobs.biz is for job seekers and employers in the field of intellectual property (patents, trademarks, copyrights, designs, etc). PatentJobs.biz includes the resume submission option for job seekers and option to submit job offers for employers. It's for…

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Added by Mikk Putk on November 4, 2012 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Apple vs Samsung patent war explained on 8 infographics

Lets take a closer look, what's really going on between Apple and Samsung :)

The easy to use Apple vs Samsung guide…

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Added by Mikk Putk on September 25, 2012 at 1:13pm — 1 Comment

Inter-Operability Standards and Intellectual Property

Blogpost by Donal O'Connell

Chawton Innovation Services

 

 

Interoperability standards

Interoperability refers to the ability of diverse systems to work together or…

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Added by Mikk Putk on September 8, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Steve Jobs Anecdotes and the Impact of Adobe’s Open Screen Project on Intellectual Property

Legal IQ recently conducted an interview with Dave McAllister, Director of Open Source at Adobe Systems about the latest Open Screen developments.

He offers some exclusive reflections on his work with Steve Jobs: “He honestly was one of the most futuristic geniuses I've ever seen, able to figure the directions for the broad-based consumer and the high-end…

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Added by Mikk Putk on August 6, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Report on "Intellectual Property Exchanges" now available

Blogpost by Donal O'Connell, Chawton Innovation Services

The purpose of the present post is to inform you about a very interesting research report on IP exchanges, intermediaries and/or middle-men which is now…

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Added by Mikk Putk on August 6, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

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