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How Can Prototyping Help You Develop and Protect Your Idea?

When developing a new idea, you could take the short route and create a “paper only” concept. This approach may be sufficient if you only intend to develop a concept for future rights, or to gain an IP foothold in a market or industry, and not an actual product or service. But if you are developing a new product or service idea and your plan is to take it to market in the immediate or near future, creating a working prototype can be a crucial step in enhancing the value of the IP and product you are developing around the concept and growing its potential value in the market.

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POSTED BY Ted Anderson and Charles E. Root Jr. MS. AT 2:14 P.M. March 16, 2017

TAGS: Strategy | Charles E. Root Jr. MS. | Ted Anderson | Prototype




The Internet of Things (IoT) and Implications for Intellectual Property Part III: Alexa today, where tomorrow?

In our second installment of The Internet of Things (IoT), Data, and the Implications for Intellectual Property, we discussed the relationship of data and IoT devices. In this final installment, let's look ahead to the potential future of IoT.

The number of companies that are actively seeking IP protection in this area has rapidly increased. A chart created with ipCapital Group's patent research software, ipCG Innovation Integrator, demonstrates that from 2007 and 2016, there was a 1300% increase in patents related to the IoT.

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POSTED BY Charles E. Root Jr. MS. and Nancy Edwards Cronin AT 8:07 P.M. January 20, 2017

TAGS: Innovation | Invention | Nancy Edwards Cronin | Process | Strategy | Charles E. Root Jr. MS. | IoT | Big Data




Protecting Your Intellectual Property Protects Your Customers

Verizon was recently informed by Yahoo, a company they inked a $4.8 billion purchase of back in July, that in 2014, Yahoo's servers were hacked and over 500 million Yahoo user accounts loaded with personal data were stolen. Now, various reports in the news are suggesting Verizon is going to ask for a $1 billion reduction in the price of the deal. It is in a business's own best interest to handle this data as it would any other intellectual property, i.e., as a very valuable asset.

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POSTED BY Charles E. Root Jr. MS. AT 9:59 A.M. November 14, 2016

TAGS: Case Study | Valuation | Charles E. Root Jr. MS. | Data Security | Mergers and Acquisitions




Acquisition of Yahoo: What Verizon will Gain Without the Patents

Intellectual property is big part of a company's valuation, so it is with some interest here at ipCapital Group that we look at any large corporate sale. Such events help us to fine-tune our own equations and provide mountains of useful data for creating such valuations for our clients. So when Verizon buys Yahoo for $4.8 Billion dollars and that doesn't include their patent portfolio, it's interesting to take a look at what they are getting.

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POSTED BY Charles E. Root Jr. MS. AT 4:18 P.M. August 8, 2016

TAGS: Valuation | Charles E. Root Jr. MS. | Mergers and Acquisitions




The Internet of Things and Intellectual Property: Who Owns the Data?

In our first installment of The Internet of Things (IoT), Data, and the Implications on Intellectual Property, we discussed the need to understand the full landscape of IoT, not just devices. In this second part, let's talk about "big data". All of these devices and the data they will create, hold, transmit and interact with raises a unique Intellectual Property (IP) question. Who owns the data?

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POSTED BY Charles E. Root Jr. MS. and Nancy Edwards Cronin AT 1:48 P.M. May 17, 2016

TAGS: Innovation | Invention | Nancy Edwards Cronin | Process | Strategy | Charles E. Root Jr. MS. | IoT | Big Data




The Internet of Things (IoT) and Implications on Intellectual Property

While the Internet of Things (IoT) is not new, we are now seeing the refinement of the devices, communication protocols, and data management that was not possible a few years ago. There is a forthcoming convergence of multiple product and technology spaces in this this new world of a predicted 50 billion "things," and the possibility for growth in markets and IP are enormous. IoT is a wide-ranging technological space. So we are publishing a short series on IoT and intellectual property (IP) to highlight some opportunities and challenges that we see, beyond the standard scope of everyday articles being circulated.

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POSTED BY Charles E. Root Jr. MS. and Nancy Edwards Cronin AT 4:07 P.M. February 18, 2016

TAGS: Innovation | Invention | Nancy Edwards Cronin | Process | Charles E. Root Jr. MS. | IoT | Wearables




Spiraling Healthcare Costs - Mergers are not the answer, innovation is.

What is really required to make a significant change to the overall cost of healthcare delivery and its associated industry of health insurance? The answer is innovation, both in how people are cared for and how they pay for it.

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POSTED BY Robert McDonald and Charles E. Root Jr. MS. AT 3:12 P.M. July 14, 2015

TAGS: Creativity | Innovation | Charles E. Root Jr. MS. | Robert McDonald | Wearables | Health Care




Mobile Advertising and its Intellectual Property Landscape

It's a bleak geography for many of the top corporations. The top companies in the mobile advertising space, with the exception of Google and Yahoo, even come close to being the top patent holders in the sector.

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POSTED BY Charles E. Root Jr. MS. and Jeff Goodwin AT 10:15 A.M. June 4, 2015

TAGS: Mobile | Strategy | Charles E. Root Jr. MS. | Jeff Goodwin




Instant Intellectual Property Violations

Protecting Your IP in the Age of Home Manufacturing

Imagine this scenario: You spend the tens of thousands of dollars to bring a product to market, and patent-protect it. Within days of your product's release, the device has been scanned (via a 3D printer add-on that cost only $200), its dimensions transformed into computer code, and that code transmitted across the globe via the internet. Thousands of people with 3D printers can then take this pirated information and create exact copies of your device in their homes.

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POSTED BY Charles E. Root Jr. MS. AT 12:19 P.M. NOVEMBER 18, 2010

TAGS: Disruption | Charles E. Root Jr. MS. | Prototype