Innovation Asset Blog

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

Key Patent Cases From 2017

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

Innovation Trends: Human Convenience vs. Human Impact

These are interesting times for developments and investments in emerging tech sectors. Ford invested $1 billion in Argo AI, and Fiat Chrysler teamed up with BMW and Intel in the race for the driverless car market. Facebook filed for a patent to make augmented reality glasses, putting it in competition with Microsoft’s Hololens and Snapchat’s Spectacles. The limits of cloud computing are beginning to emerge while the uses for 3D printing continue to grow each day to fabricate items like clothing or home construction materials. Genomics firms are suing each other over patents covering the sale of DNA analysis machines. In the Bay Area, The Mercury News reports that California is the leader in green tech but that the strong economy is  putting more emissions in the air due to commuters – creating yet more challenges and opportunities.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

How Organizing Your IP Portfolio Can Help To Increase Revenues

 

Managing your organization’s intellectual property portfolio is just as important as managing your business. Anyone managing a business understands the importance of maximizing the return on investments in employees, equipment, and products, but many organizations overlook or shortchange the IP. 

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

Don't Buy IP Management Software Unless It Has These Features

Intellectual property (IP) rights are valuable assets for any business and play a key role in setting you apart from your competition. It is imperative for organizations to capture, review and act on innovative ideas rapidly, and nearly impossible to do it manually. An increasing number of organizations are using intellectual property management software to manage their IP assets more effectively.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

The Challenge in Managing a Budget for IP

Businesses often don’t have trouble managing their intellectual property (IP) budgets when first starting out. With a small IP portfolio, the costs of obtaining and maintaining protection  are easy to track. As those businesses scale, however, there are more assets to keep track of, and more bills to pay. Let’s take a look at this challenge, the risks associated with letting your budget get out of hand, and some keys to management that can help you maintain control.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

5 Traits to Look For in an Innovation Expert

Innovation has been a constant - and increasingly faster exercise - for visionary businesses, especially now that technology evolves at such a breakneck pace. Innovation means an opportunity to differentiate and be that much more competitive in your industry. It’s not enough to have one revolutionary idea one time, however; companies need to keep up the momentum. That’s why having at least one innovation expert on staff is crucial.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

Trademark Basics for Businesses

Intellectual property is the capital of ideas. It is everything left over after cash and tangible assets, which these days is most of any given company. It is “intellectual” because it is value that’s created from the neck up. It is “property” because it can be legally protected, bought, sold, traded, donated, collateralized or otherwise controlled.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

"Trademark Services" Might Not Be Enough for Businesses

When you search for “trademark services” on Google, the first thing you see is a set of advertisements. They offer different pricing for handling the submittal of your trademark application to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on your behalf. If your application ends up being approved by the USPTO and unopposed by any third party, you’ve successfully trademarked your logo, name, or some other representation of your product or company.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

Choosing Your IP Protection: Patent, Trade Secret, Trademark, and Copyright

You’ve got a newly developed asset to protect. The nature of that asset seems clear, but you want to employ the most complete protection possible in order to minimize competitive threats and loss of revenue.  Which protection is the right one?

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.

4 KPIs for Intellectual Property Managers to Monitor

When faced with large amounts of data in their intellectual property (IP) portfolios, even the most experienced innovation leaders get bogged down figuring out what to do with it.

Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman

Founder & CEO, Innovation Asset Group, Inc.