With sports fans around the world celebrating one of the greatest comebacks in sporting history after golfer Tiger Woods won the US Masters at Augusta, it is timely that World Intellectual Property Day on 26 April should be celebrating sporting heroes and the role of IP in sports.
As the latest events in the UK continue to unfold, and with the final Brexit deadline postponed again, it is difficult to predict if and when the UK will leave the EU. With Theresa May and the EU’s inability to decide on an orderly departure agreement, the threat of a no-deal Brexit is looming ever larger unless a further extension can be agreed. Regardless of how this shakes out, this article shares the latest updates on how a Brexit or no-deal Brexit turnout could potentially impact IP.
The accelerating pace of technological advancement is both unmistakable and inexorable today. All companies, high-tech or not, need to constantly innovate and push themselves in order to maintain a competitive advantage in an age where product features and capabilities are no longer enough to differentiate a company and create lasting value. At Anaqua, our client success business model compels us to provide the highest quality IP software and consulting services available. To accomplish this mission, we carefully and intelligently integrate new technologies that leverage the core strengths of our infrastructure, stability, security, and world-class workflow configuration, and layer in new tools to improve UI/UX, performance, and drive modernization.
SVP of Product Innovation and Marketing, Vincent Brault, weighs in on the industry's latest events and shares four critical considerations every IP and business professional should ask when evaluating their IP management solution.
The Pharmaceutical industry has always been a leader in partnering with academia, start-ups, biotechs and other large pharmaceutical companies to research, develop, distribute and resell lifesaving medicines worldwide. They have been doing this with great success and double-digit growth for over 50 years, and other industries are (finally) starting to take notice. The pharma industry has always taken the approach that “not invented here” should not be an obstacle in finding new novel approaches to human and animal healthcare.
Dealing with Intellectual Property (IP) management technology can be a huge headache for law firms and corporations. Most solutions have historically catered to paralegals, docketers, and administrative roles; they have not adequately addressed the specific needs of IP managers.
In mid-April, we looked into the crystal ball to predict when patent 10 million would be released and which specific application would be chosen. We have now reached the grand event – the unveiling of patent 10 million as published in the USPTO’s Gazette.
The USPTO is set to unveil utility patent number 10 million on June 19, 2018, along with its newly redesigned cover. A quick review and analysis of the eligible applications gives us insight into some characteristics of the group about 4,500 published applications it could be. To be eligible, the current owner of the application would have received their issue notification on May 30, 2018.
It is often understood that Patent Landscaping is hard - really hard. Many believe that it is just for those with advanced technical and legal training with hundreds of hours to spend. But what many fail to realize is that pretty much anyone can become more intimate with their IP ecosystem and enhance the value of their intangible assets. It is a fact that anyone can patent landscape with the right tools.
Innovation. It’s been the lifeblood of this country since it’s founding. The US’s founding fathers recognized this through the establishment of Patent office in 1790, and it has been at the forefront of helping inventors for over 200 years. In recent years, the pace of Innovation has certainly increased, and we have now reached a point where the 10 millionth utility patent is about to be granted. It took about 100 years to reach the first million patents, but the momentum has picked up since.
It’s been a pivotal year for Anaqua, and the Anaqua User Conference (AUC) was no exception! This year’s AUC took place from April 9-12 at the Loews Royal Pacific at Universal Studios Resort in sunny Orlando, FL. We had an unbelievable turnout this year with our largest client attendance to date including corporate clients adidas, IBM, BASF, Honda, Tokyo Electron, as well as law firm clients Garlick & Markison, Brooks Kushman, Morris Kamlay, and Michael Best just to name a few. Our most valuable aspects of the conference were product training, user led sessions and a forum for our clients to come together and network, sharing IP strategies, best practices and insight on how working with Anaqua helps them accomplish their IP objectives.
We are awash in data – beyond our capacity to absorb and integrate intelligently. Even in the most extreme cases where there is a perfect intersection of data, analytics, validatable metrics, and huge incentives to utilize and optimize, we see both surprising catastrophic failures, and stunning opportunities in markets. To give two stark examples, we turn to the market crash of 2008 – caused by a cascading failure in financial markets that devastated our economy and destroyed market capitalization – in 18 months, the Dow lost over 50 percent of its value.