Category: Intellectual Property
Last week GE and Quirky announced a new partnership where GE will make some of its library of patents available as part of Quirky’s new inspiration platform, allowing inventors to use some of its patents in their potentially novel consumer product invention ideas. This on its surface is a very interesting and logical open innovation partnership (no, not crowdsourcing). But will it work? Will it achieve the goals that GE has in mind for the open innovation partnership? Continue reading
A company’s future growth potential is a function of the alignment of a company’s assets relative to future growth opportunities. Along with intangible assets such as knowledge, competencies, willingness and readiness, a company’s growth success is also reliant on tangible assets – culture, intellectual property, technologies and capital – all fundamental elements for sustainable business growth. Collectively, these assets are what makes a company who they are and what makes them unique. Continue reading
How can responsible innovation lead to financial rewards? Continue reading
If you wish to launch an innovative new product in emerging markets, then you should be reading this. Recently I was invited to speak on “Navigating in Crowded IP Waters” to an audience of practicing intellectual property (IP) professionals at the FICPI World Conference at Melbourne. Continue reading
By now you’ve probably heard that jury selection started today in San Jose, California in the Apple vs. Samsung patent trial that will impact both the smartphone and tablet market segments. It will also impact the relationship between the two companies since Apple is Samsung largest customer, supplying displays, FLASH storage, and chipsets to Apple, for both the iPhone and iPad platforms.
Two pieces of legislation proposed earlier this summer — the America Innovates Act (bill proposed April, 2012) and the Startup 2.0 Act (revised in May, 22, 2012) share a common goal: to improve the flow of university research to society and thereby, increase industry innovation and create startups that create jobs. After that, their similarity ends. These two bills reflect the Great Debate: are university commercialization efforts just underfunded, or are they underperforming? Continue reading
We’re getting the a ball rolling with Back End of Innovation speaker Maria Thompson, Innovation Instigator, Intellectual Asset Management, Motorola Solutions, and self proclaimed innovation mentor, who will be talking about Predictive Innovation: Directive Inventing to Ensure Generation of High Value Ideas. Continue reading