The just released who’s who in patenting innovations by Patent Power should be an eye opener for innovative companies. Surprisingly, Cree Inc. with only 129 U.S. patents enjoyed an easy victory for the number one position in the Semiconductor Equipment Manufacturers category. How did the smaller company top industry heavyweight Applied Materials with 407 U.S. patents? The simple answer is that these rankings consider the “growth, impact, originality, and general applicability” of the IP for each company.
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Automated alerts can help you stay competitive with real-time data about very specific subjects, technologies, authors and/or companies. Customizing state-of-the-art reports and automated alerts based on client-specified criteria are essential elements of my business, but there are some out-of-the box resources you may find useful. Automated alerts can reduce your scanning time by notifying you about newly published information.
I’d like to share some additional technical and patent resources that might help others as much as they help me in my business providing research for product development and innovation. Google is popular, but not a good source for piecing together trends: access to a large amount of content dumped in your lap through a single portal is not efficient. Fortunately, there are information resources that provide broad data in a bibliographic form that facilitates finding the information you desire.
Steven Pearson helps companies accelerate product development. After seeing companies struggle with disruptive technology he realized that his technical expertise could streamline an often tedious and expensive process. Thus his company, Visionex Solutions, was born.
Central Texas Chapter of the World Future Society welcomed strategic patent research expert Steve Pearson where he shared his experience in helping companies understand how to shift from tactical thinking towards strategic and long-term thinking.
All start with an “i” but what do these words mean to “you” ? In my blog entry “Advice to Samsung” I described what the courts found to be blatant imitation of Apple’s iPhone. Some have said that “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” but this doesn’t apply to intellectual property. Minus the legal
The recent California Court decision to award Apple $1 billion in damages for patent infringement has major implications for every player in the smart phone industry. I think a proactive approach to monitoring patent research would have changed the outcome for Samsung and teaches an important lesson. A presentation by William N. Hulsey III, Esquire (www.HULSEYIPLaw.com) shows specific patent claims in the case and the reasons behind the jury’s decision.
I was intrigued to learn about the “Edison of Our Age,” who passed away recently at the age of 89. I had never before heard the name Stanford Ovshinsky – inventor of nickel-metal hybrid battery, amorphous (disordered) semiconductor materials as well as many other discoveries. By my count, Mr. Ovshinsky held 440 US and 82 European patents.
I’m Steve Pearson, and Visionex is my company. Visionex began after I had been working in the private sector with dozens of companies, most likely similar to your own. Technology, manufacturing, transportation, drilling, HVAC, mining, power generation, robotics, electronics and more make up our past partners and current client field base.