Using information in Intellectual Property for R&D

Understanding patents and their role

Description

R&D needs robust research methodologies to capture information contained in intellectual property. This course examines how to get to the information that really matters. Along the way, we’ll consider the art of patent searching, how to use patents to glean inspiration and how to use patents to determine the likely success of R&D projects.

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Modules
  1. Why should R&D care about patents?
  2. Finding similar IP
  3. Where does innovation come from?
  4. What data should we look for?
  5. How to identify and build valuable technologies
  6. How to build an IP landscape
  7. Quiz

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Module 1

Why should R&D care about patents?

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In this module, we’ll explore why patents are so important in the early stages of any R&D project. We take a look at the patent document itself and the parts of the document that yield the most useful insight. We then turn our attention to how to use those pieces of information to uncover the best secrets that are hidden within patent documents, secrets that ensure organizations can take the right decisions at the right times.

Additional Resources
Getting started with patent searching
Do it in PatSnap: Top search tips
Module 2

Finding similar IP

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In this module, we investigate the different types of intellectual property and the scope of the patent landscape. Finding similar IP is one of the most important activities within innovation research. Here, we discuss why it’s such an important aspect and why it’s a vital step at the beginning of any project. There are numerous methodologies for approaching this task and each can provide a different result or interpretation. We’ve chosen six of the top methodologies and our resident product guru, Jarrod Britton, explains how each of these work in practice.

Additional Resources
How to Innovate without FTO
Do it in PatSnap: Conduct an FTO Search in PatSnap
Module 3

Where does innovation come from?

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In this module, we join Nathan Pike, Senior Consultant at Oxentia, part of Oxford University Innovation. Oxentia focuses on successful commercialisation of intellectual property. Specifically, this session covers definitions of innovation. It reviews sources of innovation and considers what makes specific innovation disruptive.

Additional Resources
15 top Industry Spanning Innovations
Do it in PatSnap: Using the drone market as an example of using IP data to unlock new markets
Module 4

What data should we look for?

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This module takes a deep dive into the key data points that will help to guide R&D projects towards identifying successful outcomes. How do you determine whether a technology is moving from hype to reality and what indicators will enable researchers to put forward business use cases? Additionally, how can intellectual property be used to define the scope of a market and uncover potential new avenues to exploit?

Additional Resources
Can patent analysis tell us where Jawbone went wrong?
Do it in PatSnap: What does "Innovation Profile" show me?
Module 5

How to identify and build valuable technologies

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For this session, we join Laura Schoppe of Fuentek, who guides us through a methodology for evaluating how a technology fits into the marketplace and how it fits within an organization's IP portfolio. Laura goes on to discuss the wider topic of commercialization.

Additional Resources
Addressing IP misconceptions: Mistakes made by start-ups
Do it in PatSnap: Getting Started with PatSnap Insights
Module 6

How to build an IP landscape

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In the final module of this series, we join Jarrod Britton for an exclusive insight into creating 3D visualizations of innovation data using an IP landscape.

Additional Resources
Take analysis to a new level with Landscape Animations
Do it in PatSnap: Getting Started with Patent Landscaping
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