Invention and Innovation

Natural Fit: Augmented intelligence and intellectual property

This entry is the first in a series of blogs entries covering the topic of AI (augmented Intelligence) and IP (Intellectual Property). Intellectual Property includes Patents, Trade secrets, Know-How, Domain Names, Copyrights, Trademarks, Service Marks and Defensive Publications. For this discussion, we will focus on patents. Analyzing a patent portfolio can become overwhelming and laborious […]

Invention and Innovation

Moving Research Success from Papers to Products and Patents

In May 2017 members of the IBM IP Management Solutions (IPMS) and Research Management teams embarked on a Russian adventure. Traveling to Moscow, we worked with the Federal Agency for Scientific Organizations (FASO) to provide a one week workshop sharing know how on IPMS and Research with selected leaders of scientific institutions and universities from […]

Invention and Innovation

Inventing beyond your known horizons

How does your company decide where to invest in R&D and M&A to ensure survival and growth? Most companies focus on current and near-term products and technologies. But with rapidly changing technologies, how can you be positive your pipeline is real, and it supports the direction for future growth? How will you accommodate the immersion […]

Augmented Intelligence: Where to Start?

Jumping into the AI World blindly and attempting to solve real-world problems could cause more problems than is trying to solve. Throwing AI Tools at data indiscriminately could cause much confusion, and unless we’re very lucky, the difficulties encountered and/or results might cause us to abandon AI entirely. In this blog, I suggest some approaches, […]

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Natural Fit: Augmented intelligence and intellectual property

This entry is the first in a series of blogs entries covering the topic of AI (augmented Intelligence) and IP (Intellectual Property). Intellectual Property includes Patents, Trade secrets, Know-How, Domain Names, Copyrights, Trademarks, Service Marks and Defensive Publications. For this discussion, we will focus on patents. Analyzing a patent portfolio can become overwhelming and laborious […]

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Moving Research Success from Papers to Products and Patents

In May 2017 members of the IBM IP Management Solutions (IPMS) and Research Management teams embarked on a Russian adventure. Traveling to Moscow, we worked with the Federal Agency for Scientific Organizations (FASO) to provide a one week workshop sharing know how on IPMS and Research with selected leaders of scientific institutions and universities from […]

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Inventing beyond your known horizons

How does your company decide where to invest in R&D and M&A to ensure survival and growth? Most companies focus on current and near-term products and technologies. But with rapidly changing technologies, how can you be positive your pipeline is real, and it supports the direction for future growth? How will you accommodate the immersion […]

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Rightsizing your portfolio

An IP portfolio contains your ideas, patents, trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights and defensive publications. Do you know what is in your portfolio, why it is there and the value of those portfolio assets to your company or your products? There are two major challenges: One information source (or one access across many sources) Time and […]

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10 tips for a brainstorming renaissance

By Riyon Harding, IBM Executive IP Strategist Have your invention brainstorming sessions been more like light breezes? Here are some tips to get them roaring again. If your team has consisted of the same people try adding someone from a completely different organization e.g. finance, HR, facilities, manufacturing, corporate, etc. Also try inviting people in […]

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Why adoption of an open source model is no excuse for ignoring patents

  By Mark Bell, IBM senior IP Strategist It is sometimes said that adopting an open source approach can provide protection from patent concerns. For example, in this article Simon Phipps sets out certain ways in which relying on open source software can provide real relief from patent concerns. In particular, Mr. Phipps mentions the […]

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Is pulling your organization’s IP like pulling teeth?

  By Riyon Harding, IBM Executive IP Strategist Manny W. Schecter Chief Patent Counsel for IBM Corporation Mark Bell, IBM senior IP Strategist Many organizations suffer from lack of time and resources to get anything other than the supercritical accomplished – and often through super hero efforts at that. With the constant pressures to do […]

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Intellectual Property and the software-defined supply chain

  By Mark Bell IBM Senior IP Strategist – IBM IP Management Solutions Intellectual Property issues are often flagged as an area of concern for the development of the software-defined supply chain, yet the nature of these perceived issues is not generally clearly identified. CAD/CAM, CNC and fast prototyping techniques, FPGAs and ASICs are well […]

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