Entries tagged with “intellectual-property”


19 articles found for intellectual-property:

  • Lithium Polymer Batteries

    Lithium polymer batteries, or LiPo batteries, are secondary cells that find application in mobile electronics, laptops and radio-controlled equipment. W

  • The Cisco-BlackBerry Deal – 9 Months On, Who Gained More?

    On June 23, the cross-licensing deal between Cisco and BlackBerry was announced. The agreement was a no-brainer when one considered the current market position of BlackBerry, and how the Canadian technology giant wanted to make full use of its assets. However, the deal did raise a few eyebrows when one considered that it was only Cisco who would pay a licensing fee to BlackBerry, and not the other way around. With the deal now a quarter shy of being a year old, let’s understand who stood to gain more from the deal – Cisco or BlackBerry?

  • Oral Insulin

    Diabetes is a type of metabolic disorder caused by an insulin imbalance in the body either due to insufficient production of insulin by the pancreas or due to body cells not responding to the insulin that is produced.

  • 3D Printing

    3D printing is a process of creating solid objects, where consecutive layers of materials are set in three dimensions until the desired object is formed according to data fed in the modelling software or from the scan of an existing object.

  • Four Ways To Get More Out Of Your Patent Landscape Studies

    Simon Sinek, in his TED Talk ‘How Great Leaders Inspire Action’, makes a prudent point. Interestingly, this very point makes a significant impact on R&D and IP professionals.

  • Personalization of Treatment: Moving from Volume to Value

    The new healthcare ecosystem is increasingly becoming “patient-centric”. With the “one-drug-for-all” approach rapidly being replaced by personalized treatment, pharmaceutical companies are scouting for technology enablers to realize this goal.

  • Edible Vaccines – A Research Area Waiting to Explode

    Ease of administration and patient compliant due to oral delivery

  • Edible Packaging

    An edible film or coating is a thin continuous layer of generally recognised as safe (GRAS)-certified edible material placed on food or between food components that can be eaten as a part of the whole food product.

  • Nanocapsules

    Nanocapsules are submicroscopic colloidal drug carrier systems made up of an oily or an aqueous core in-turn surrounded by a thin polymer membrane.

  • Engine Cooling System

    Cooling systems deployed around the periphery of the IC engines of vehicles play a vital role in safeguarding the engines from overheating.

  • IP Theft – China and Beyond

    The world economy has long grappled with the effects of intellectual property (IP) theft, either aided or overlooked by the Chinese government. Due to rising economic costs, a strong international outcry has erupted over failure to contain surreptitious Chinese malpractices in global technology and manufacturing, resulting in an outflow of proprietary corporate and military property.

  • 3D Printing of Human Organs — Future Perspective & IP Scenario

    Thousands of patients are waiting for a lifesaving transplant today. Some of these are critical cases, and mortality in those patients is high due to a dearth of suitable donors.

    3D-Printed organs may emerge as a life-saver for such patients.

  • Asset purchase versus stock purchase - Which one suits your transaction more?

    A company is usually acquired through one of the two routes: acquisition of equity shares of the target business or acquisition of its assets. Various aspects are taken into consideration while making this decision, such as tax exposure, hidden liabilities, existing contracts, and intellectual property rights. The decision also factors in the acquirer’s objectives and reasons for the acquisition.

  • Commercialization of Nano-additives — Labs to Market

    Through the application of nanotechnology, existing products such as fuel, cement, or food can be manipulated on an atomic, molecular, or supramolecular scale by means of nano-additives/nano-fillers so as to enhance their physical or chemical properties. 

  • Innovative Plastics & Polymer Additives for Smart Packaging

    The smart packaging market is gaining traction, especially among sectors such as food and pharma, and is likely to boom in the coming years. 

  • Why Tech Watch Should Be a Part of Your Competitive Intelligence (CI) Strategy

    “Opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.”

    ― Andy Rooney

  • 8 Things to Look for in a Good Research Partner

    If you're in business, you're at war.

    Odds are you’re also trying to run a lean business, which means you've not got enough manpower to chuck into the trenches.

    When it comes to gathering critical information about the markets, the competitors, or even the feasibility of key business decisions; most firms operating out there have in-house research experts that are a jack of all trades, but masters of none. And this might work in few cases.

    Sometimes though, and this definitely sneaks up on the weary that aren’t wary, you’ll need to spring a little extra for situations that call for specific expertise.

    Your first big decision is whether you want to tackle this internally, or hire a Research Partner. 

  • Aftermath of COVID-19: Revisiting R&D Strategies to Stay Relevant

    The outbreak of COVID-19 has triggered a global economic meltdown. Amidst this economic adversity, should companies stick to their defined R&D strategies or consider re-visiting these, especially in R&D? In the current scenario, redefining R&D strategies is crucial for companies intending to stay ahead of the competition. For corporations re-strategizing their R&D plans, or considering a change in these plans, or even waiting for stronger signals, this article provides an answer to the questions about how to approach this change.

  • Can PWERM Be Effectively Applied in Early Stage Company Valuations?

    Valuing early stage companies is an inherently challenging exercise.


14 blog posts found for intellectual-property:

  • Cyber Security is Critical in an Age of IoT and Healthcare Hacks

    Regulatory compliance to maintain extensive electronic patient records have made hospitals and healthcare institutes a treasure-trove of information, especially for hackers on the prowl for comprehensive databases of personal information.

    In an age rife with identity thefts and online fraud, digital medicine and the next generation of healthcare services may be shelved simply because cyber security measures haven’t kept up with the times.

  • Are Smart Homes Still a Thing of the Future?

    Smart home technology is becoming a very serious business.

    We take a hard look at the market, which, like the others, is grappling with economic challenges and imbalances.

    Are entrepreneurs in the space seeing their grand vision come true?

    Are start-ups really making a mark?

    Is innovation living up to its hype?

    Read on for some of the answers.

  • The Right Information to Display in a Patent Search – Can IP Intelligence Help?

    As a growing number of countries see the gains in establishing and empowering systems to safeguard intellectual property, global patent databases are likely to witness an exponential growth in the data they’re burgeoned with.

  • Does Section 3(d) Make India Bad for Business?

    Introduced as an amendment to the Indian Patents Act in 2005, paragraph 3d has been a hot topic of debate ever since the famous Novartis (Gleevec) case of 2005. This section has long been criticized by international pharmaceutical companies as a bane, viewing it as a hurdle for the industry’s growth as it made India's patent environment unsuitable for doing business.

    Does it really though?

  • Is Yahoo’s Patents Portfolio Really Worth $4 Billion? No Way!

    Any news of Yahoo’s auction is almost always rife with frenzied conversations about the worth of its patents portfolio. We, however, not only see a definite high risk to bet on a large volume of the patents, but also wonder if any valuable patents are really left in the portfolio after Yahoo’s patents sales to other tech giants over the last three years.

  • Will IP Intelligence Revolutionize Patent Search?

  • Intelligent Patent Searching? It’s All About Pulling the Right Strings

    In a couple of previous posts, we’ve discussed the necessity of intelligence in IP searches as well as the importance of drawing on additional data sources in order to derive more meaningful insights.
    In this post, we’ll talk about an important aspect of IP analytics — "search query" or "search string".

  • 5 Strategies & Key Players That Could Make Exoskeletons Affordable

    Powered exoskeletons could be game-changers for plenty of fields like injury rehabilitation and disaster response.

    That is of course, if anyone can afford them.

  • Shortlisting Appropriate Search Results – Can IP Intelligence Help?

    Looking for the right prior art in a sea of patents is as drawn-out as it is dreary.

    It’s about time we tapped Big Data and AI tocut to the chase.

  • How Does 3D Printing Impact the IP Ecosystem? Challenges and Risk Mitigation

    The advent of 3D printing promises the rapid and inexpensive creation of objects and prototypes.

    It also holds the potential to disrupt the intellectual property (IP) frameworks that govern key activities in supply chains and traditional manufacturing. As with other disruptive technologies that offer greater control to consumers (the photocopier, the video recorder and peer-to peer file sharing technology), IP laws struggle to keep pace with the rapid changes that 3D printing enables.

    Will 3D printing be disruptive to established manufacturing processes and supply chains?

  • The Global Smart Lighting Market is Poised for Growth

    Factors such as government subsidies, growing demand for energy-efficiency, as well as next generation intelligent utility and facilities management solutions will drive the smart lighting market.

  • Additive Manufacturing — The Next Industrial Revolution?

    Often heralded as ‘the next industrial revolution’, Additive Manufacturing’s  unique processes, techniques, and technologies open up new grounds for innovation, offering a range of logistical, economic, and technical advantages in the manufacturing space.

  • Founder’s Stock Sale — How Not to Turn it Into a 409A Nightmare

    A Founders’ Stock sale can have serious and far reaching implications on the pricing of stock options due to 409A provisions.
    While the extent of the impact can vary significantly, it’s important to understand when this affects companies the most as well as how they can structure such transactions to mitigate these effects.

  • Founder’s Stock Sale — How Not to Turn it Into a 409A Nightmare

    A Founders’ Stock sale can have serious and far reaching implications on the pricing of stock options due to 409A provisions.
    While the extent of the impact can vary significantly, it’s important to understand when this affects companies the most as well as how they can structure such transactions to mitigate these effects.


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Special Reports

5 special reports found for intellectual-property:

  • Intellectual Property Global Masters 2009

    Innovation and intellectual property (IP) have emerged as the key for the development of competitive advantage.

  • How to Get the Most Out of IP Financing

    While the use of intellectual property as collateral to obtain finance is an increasingly common phenomenon, intangible assets — primarily patents — were used as security in just about 4% of all business loan transactions (secured by collateral) in 2015.

    In this article, we analyze what has kept IP-based financing from taking off, and more importantly, what can be done to overcome it.

  • Do you know the value of your technology assets?

    Technology’s growing dominance in every aspect of life has heralded a boom for technology companies. Emerging startups are disrupting processes and operations across industries.  This is particularly noticeable in traditional markets such as retail and banking. In this scenario, as technology assets gain prominence, it is vital to get their valuation right.

  • Pharma Patent Monetization: New Approaches, New Synergies

    Patents are the undisputable kingmakers in the life sciences industry.

  • The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT)

    A healthcare application of IoT technologies, the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) represents a new era of personalized healthcare and better living standards the world over.

    IoMT will enable machine to machine interaction, data-driven treatment, devices tailored to individual requirements, as well as intervention solutions that could enable real-time response from remote locations, allowing healthcare providers to save lives now more than ever before.