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Three Angles for Unearthing a Company’s Patent Portfolio

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Performing a thorough search for a company’s patent portfolio is more difficult than it sounds.

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Do You Own Your Invention?

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When you find the solution to a problem, you want to believe that you are the first, it is your idea, and you own all the rights and associated benefits.

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Nothing Artificial About This Intelligence: AI Meets IP

Artificial Intelligence, Patents Tags: AI, AI Innovation, AI Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Intellectual Property, IP, Neutral Networks, Patent Search, Predictive Analytics

By: Sam Baxter, Chief Technology Officer, IP.com

Artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer a plot point in futuristic sci-fi novels and films. In many aspects of our lives, machines are increasingly performing tasks previously handled by human intelligence.

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How Popular Ideas Come to Life: The Elf on the Shelf

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By: Caitlyn Tuzzolino, Marketing Director, IP.com

While I was recently visiting my family in Charleston, South Carolina, there was one thing that made my young cousins extremely excited each morning. It wasn’t breakfast or cartoons. It was a tiny toy that created mystery and enchantment: The Elf on the Shelf.

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How Popular Patents Come to Life: The Slinky’s Simplicity Leads to Intellectual Property Success

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Few toys have been more popular than the 72-year-old Slinky. With more than 350 million units sold as of 2012, it has gone down your staircase and beyond.

And the Slinky is an incredible story of how even the simplest ideas should be protected. Its 70-year-old patent remains one of the most lucrative protections of intellectual property the toy industry has ever seen—withstanding the test of time and leading to countless sales and licensing opportunities.

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