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Free Patent Cost Estimator

How to Estimate the Full Cost of Your Patent with this Free Patent Cost Estimator

A patent family is a group of related patent applications. In most cases, a patent family covers related inventions or features. To take a simple
Patent Family Tree Generator Software

9 Features to Look for in a Patent Family Tree Generator Software

A patent family tree can provide valuable information about your patent portfolio and competitors’ patents. But manually mapping out a patent family tree is labor-intensive
Three Free Ways to Generate Patent Family Tree Visualizations

Three Free Ways to Generate Patent Family Tree Visualizations

Presently, the creation of patent family tree visualizations falls on the shoulders of patent lawyers and their paralegals, a process that involves extensive manual labor. 
Free Patent Family Tree Generator

How to Effortlessly Use the TIP Tool’s Free Patent Family Tree Generator

Free online patent family tree generators may have several shortcomings, including  1. Limited functionality: Free online patent family tree generators may have limited capabilities. It
Maximize Patent Prosecution Efficiency with the TIP Tool

How the TIP Tool Enables Enterprises to Maximize Patent Prosecution Efficiency?

Let’s say your quarterly target is to file patents for 35 inventions, and you have 40 invention disclosures to decide from. Which ones would you
Patent Management Tool for Enterprises - TIP Tool

Why We Set Out to Build The TIP Tool – The Best Idea and Patent Management Tool for Medium-Sized Enterprises

Intellectual property (IP) is often a company’s most valuable asset to protect future success. It’s the key to gaining a competitive edge, increasing your revenue
How To Reduce Dependence on Outside IP Counsel for Patent-Related Matters

How To Reduce Dependence on Outside IP Counsel for Patent-Related Matters?

The process of filing for and obtaining a patent is lengthy and expensive. USPTO application fees, legal fees, and drawing costs can drain a budget
IPFolio Competitors and Alternatives

IPFolio Competitors and Alternatives: Choosing the Best Patent Management Software for Medium-Sized Enterprises

IPFolio is a part of Clarivate’s broad product line. Coupled with two other tools from Clarivate – FoundationIP and Innography – IPFolio offers a complete
Checking the Status of Your Patent Applications at USPTO

How to Check the Status of Your Published and Unpublished Patent Applications at USPTO for Free? 

We recently shared a demo of the TIP tool with a prospect, an in-house intellectual property (IP) counsel. He is one in a five-member team
Idea Management Tools

6 Idea Management Tools for Innovation Driven Enterprises to Look at in 2023

“It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do. We hire smart people so they can tell us what to
Ideapoint Anaqua Alternatives

3 ideaPoint Anaqua Competitors to Try in 2022

A good patent management software must: Minimize friction from innovators in submitting ideas for patenting Allow inventors, technical reviewers, managers, and patent counsel to edit

Invention Disclosure Form Word/Excel Template [Downloadable]

‘It’s not about ideas, it’s about making ideas happen’ – Scott Belsky Getting invention disclosures to capture your innovation is the first step of the

Five Best Idea Capture Software to Capture Innovative Ideas in Your Enterprise

Before we dig in, up for a story?  Nearly two decades ago, PepsiCo tasked its R&D department with finding a way to reduce sodium in
How Can You Reduce Your Outside Legal Services Fees

How Can You Reduce Your Outside Legal Services Fees?

Some outside patent firms have policies that make it easy and inexpensive to get information about your cases. But many of them will charge a
How Can You Increase Engagement with Innovators in the Enterprise

How Can You Increase Engagement with Innovators in the Enterprise?

Your developers’ goals do not always match up with your enterprise’s goals. Your inventors, engineers, scientists, and developers have short-term goals like: Product release dates
How Can You Build a Better Strategy for Patent Prosecution?

How Can You Build a Better Strategy for Patent Prosecution?

You have heard your patent lawyer talk about patent prosecution. But for most patent applicants, this process is a mystery. And if you do not
How Can You Stay on Top of Your Patent Portfolio?

How Can You Stay on Top of Your Patent Portfolio?

One of the most common problems with a patent portfolio, even a small one, is that everyone involved has a different metric for success. As
Promising Ideas for patent

How can you Shortlist and Select Promising Ideas for Patent?

Businesses innovate. But not all innovations make it past the brainstorming stage. Ideas get selected for many reasons unique to your business. You need an
5 Things You Must Ask Your Attorney About The Patent Cost

5 Things You Must Ask Your Attorney About The Patent Cost

It is often difficult for small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to estimate the cost of patenting an innovation, due to unforeseeable events that arise
13 top tools to manage your patentable ideas

13 Tools to Manage Your Patentable Ideas in 2022

“Many things can go wrong regarding the generation of IP wealth for your company. From the lack of participation from collaborators across several aspects of
Cost Estimates of filing Utility Patents

Cost Estimates for Filing Utility Patents in Top 7 Countries of the World in 2022

One of the core considerations in developing an international patent portfolio strategy is the cost of patent filing. The cost of patent filing varies per
Empowering your patenting decisions with PA

Empower Your Patenting Decisions With Patent Analytics for Better Returns

Obtaining a patent is a complicated and lengthy process, with many factors influencing whether or not an application will be successful. As a result, chief

9 Best Intellectual Property Management Software For Businesses In 2022

Tracking your Intellectual Property from the idea stage to the commercialization stage is an ordeal, involving high risks with no room for inadvertent errors. Storing

Salesforce and Jira Alternative for IP Management

“Using Excel, Jira or Salesforce for IP Management is like using a handkerchief in place of a specially designed protective mask to keep the virus
Are Excel Spreadsheets Apt for IP Management

7 Reasons Why Managing your Intellectual Property Assets on Excel Spreadsheet is a Bad Idea

“You have a broken patent mining process if you are still using excel spreadsheets for managing ideas through patents.” Managing ideas from innovation capture to

How Detailed Should Your Invention Disclosure Form Be?

Your IDF (Invention Disclosure Form) needs to be as detailed as needed by your organization. “If the form is too long, your innovators might disengage

7 Crucial Mistakes to Avoid while Patenting a Mobile App

Patenting a mobile app can be tricky, but it’s important to do so before releasing it to the public. If you don’t patent your app

12 Essential Features of IP Management Software

Pro Tip: Patent analytics is one of the essential features of IP management software to fetch actionable intelligence! It is no secret that to stay

Fields in an Invention Disclosure Form: The Master List

“Fields in an invention disclosure form must be chosen to maximize the engagement from inventors.” What is an Invention Disclosure Form (IDF)? An invention disclosure

Idea Evaluation: 6 Questions to ask while Selecting Ideas for Patents

Is your ideas to budget ratio usually skewed – in favor of ideas? Evaluating ideas for patentability becomes a brain-drain exercise in such a scenario.

5 Ways To Get Effective Invention Disclosures from Your R&D Team

Getting effective invention disclosures is a challenge if your inventors don’t engage with the innovation capture process. As an innovation manager, you need to fill

Top 5 IdeaScale Alternatives You Must Know in 2022

With more than 25,000 customers and 4.5 million users, IdeaScale has been the pioneer in innovation management. The numbers are a testament that it has
guide to patent reward program

A Guide to Launching a Patent Incentive Program

Innovation is anything but business as usual. Here’s a step-by-step guide to launching a patent incentive program to promote innovation.  We’ve converted this entire guide
Become a disruptive innovator by mastering these 5 discovery skills

22 Tips to Master the 5 Skills of Disruptive Innovators

History is evident that disruptive innovators have the ability to change the world for better; be it Jeff Bezos, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk… In his
Patent Stratgies SMEs can learn from Large Companies

IP Strategies SMEs Can Learn From Large Companies

IP strategies could be defined as establishing a plan of action to maximize the returns on IP investments. Let’s explore how SMEs can implement the
Innovation in Aerogels - SCAMPER - Idea Generation

Innovations in Aerogels – SCAMPER for Idea Generation

Learn how innovations in aerogels by Blueshift, Graphene, Krosslinker, Kalwall and …. can help you come up with the next generation of technologies.    Looking for
Do’s & Don’ts For Invention Disclosures

Invention Disclosures | Enablers and Blockers

Not enough invention disclosures? Your patent program may fall apart if your inventors are not submitting enough ideas to feed the pipeline toward patenting. The
7 Ways to Get More Invention Disclosures

7 Surefire Ways To Get More Invention Disclosures

“Getting more invention disclosures is an uphill task since inventors and paperwork usually do not go together very well.” If your organization is not able
Patent Monetization Busting the Myths

Patent Monetization: Busting the Myth | Idea = Money

People buy businesses. They don’t buy patents. The news will tell you about the one guy who won the lottery but never about the thousands
Designing A Winning Innovation Management System

Innovation Management Software | Ideas To Patents

A winning innovation management software for your journey from ideas to patents! The 50 Most Innovative Companies Of 2020 As per a research conducted by

Patent Mining: 5 Ways To Go About It At Your Enterprise

As a patent portfolio manager, you want to keep abreast of innovations within the enterprise. You want to detect and capture likely patentable innovation early
Seeking Investment using Patents Triangle IP

How To Seek Investment Using Patents?

Seeking investment using patents? Is a patent enough? Myth: Having a patent is enough to seek investment! The Hard Truth: Sorry to break this to
6 Ways to Strengthen Your Patent Portfolio

6 Ways to Strengthen Your Patent Portfolio

The other day I was speaking to a portfolio manager at a large enterprise.  He was given a task to enhance the patent portfolio for

3 Ingredients of High-Quality Patent Application

Understanding and decoding a patent can feel like reading a foreign language. Patent claims are littered with legalese and hard to parse. We might rely

Does My Company Need A Global Patent Portfolio Strategy?

A global patent portfolio strategy depends on the vision of the enterprise. The three main considerations are: Market Expansion in Different Geographies. Patenting Costs Vs
5 Legal Tech Innovations to Empower Patent Attorney

5 Innovations In IP Domain To Empower Patent Attorneys

Digitalisation Everywhere Today I wish to share with you guys an interesting instance that happened with me last week. One of us was sneezing non-stop
Triangle IP - Is my IP strategy headed in right direction?

How do you develop an IP strategy for your company?

As a fledgling company looking to make your mark, you have to be defensive. The lawsuits are quite a costly affair and can certainly be
Patents vs Tradesecrets which way to go

Patents Vs. Trade Secrets: Which Way To Go?

Patents Vs Trade Secrets | Choose Wisely! ‘Patents are expensive, why don’t we just trade secret everything?’ If this is a thought and cost cutting
10 Types of Innovation

10 Types of Innovation To Drive Growth at your Company

“80% of executives think that their current business models are at risk.” – according to McKinsey. Executives also feel a lack of clarity on what
Evaluating an idea management tool

5 Factors to Evaluate An Idea Management Tool | IP Strategy

Logically speaking, any investment is worth only if it reaps great returns. A study by Accenture suggests 62% percent of high-growth companies plan to invest