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The Ultimate Guide to Selecting a Dependable Translation Partner for Technical Documentation

Localization

When it comes to technical documentation, choosing the right translation partner can make all the difference. A reliable translation company can ensure the accuracy and clarity of your important technical documents, while a subpar one can lead to costly mistakes and miscommunications. Here are some factors to consider when selecting a translation partner for your… Read More »The Ultimate Guide to Selecting a Dependable Translation Partner for Technical Documentation

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Legal Technology Services that Start 2023 Right

Legal Ops

Let’s start off this blog with a brief look at how 2023 started for many corporations and their employees. The latest news goes hand-in-hand with the grim outlook on the horizon, and the latest economic downturn is the biggest contributing factor. The news is rife with stories about how top companies like Meta, Amazon, Microsoft,… Read More »Legal Technology Services that Start 2023 Right

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Questel’s Legal Tech Buyers Guide Helps Find the Best Solution Match

Enterprise Legal Management

In the 3 month “sunrise” period before the new system starts, most likely at the end of 2022 or beginning of 2023, applicants and patentees can exclude or “opt-out” their in force and expired European patents, their patent applications and Supplementary Protection Certificates from the UPC’s jurisdiction..

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What is Legal Operations (Legal Ops)?

Legal Ops

According to the most reputable source for Legal Operations information, the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC) defines “Legal Operations” (or Legal Ops) as a set of business processes, activities, and professionals who enable legal departments to serve their clients more effectively by applying business and technical practices to the delivery of legal services. Legal Ops… Read More »What is Legal Operations (Legal Ops)?

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Should You Trust Your Translations to Online Translation Tools?

Business & Marketing

Are you trusting online translation tools with sensitive information? Misplaced trust in online translation tools can go very wrong, and the repercussions are not always immediately visible to an organization. Data privacy and security should be top concerns when utilizing free online translation tools like Google Translate, Microsoft Translator, Translate.com, and those embedded into platforms… Read More »Should You Trust Your Translations to Online Translation Tools?

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IP strategy: Why Small to Medium Enterprises should have one

Patent Process Services

It’s the start of a new year and if you’re thinking about how to grow your business in 2023, here’s one way that many Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) often overlook: a comprehensive IP strategy. It may seem to some that having an IP strategy is something with which only large businesses need to be… Read More »IP strategy: Why Small to Medium Enterprises should have one

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The patent application process: 4 common mistakes to avoid

Patent Process Services

If you want to profit off something new and amazing that you created – or at the very least, get credit for your invention – obtaining a patent can lock down the rights to your intellectual property. However, the patent application process is long, complicated and very costly. It must also be completed in every country… Read More »The patent application process: 4 common mistakes to avoid

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Trust Ascent eDiscovery Experts for Rapid Data Culling

eDiscovery & Litigation

In the 3 month “sunrise” period before the new system starts, most likely at the end of 2022 or beginning of 2023, applicants and patentees can exclude or “opt-out” their in force and expired European patents, their patent applications and Supplementary Protection Certificates from the UPC’s jurisdiction..

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Discover How Enterprise Legal Management Empowers EU Law

Enterprise Legal Management

In the 3 month “sunrise” period before the new system starts, most likely at the end of 2022 or beginning of 2023, applicants and patentees can exclude or “opt-out” their in force and expired European patents, their patent applications and Supplementary Protection Certificates from the UPC’s jurisdiction..

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How are Autonomous Driving and Smart Transportation contributing to shape the new future?

Intellectual Property

Artificial Intelligence-related technologies have undergone unprecedented expansion during the past few decades, potentially impacting numerous other industries. Among the many sub-domains of AI, Deep Learning is thought to be one of the most promising…

WEBINAR
Markify Brand Monitoring: A Pathway to an Efficient Online Brand Protection Strategy?

Intellectual Property

The volume of data available from the internet can often be staggering when Brands and the Trademark attorneys tasked with protecting their clients’ brands are formulating a Brand Protection strategy. In this webinar we will first dive into today’s online Brand Monitoring challenges and why you need an efficient process to address them. We will then… Read More »Markify Brand Monitoring: A Pathway to an Efficient Online Brand Protection Strategy?

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Markify, the most advanced Trademark platform!

Trademark Management

Searching and watching are critical stages in the trademark lifecycle You deserve access to the best-in-class, technology-driven, and affordable solutions to streamline your workflow and mitigate risk. Find out more about Markify, the most advanced Trademark platform: Hundreds of trademark registry and common law databases Sophisticated trademark similarity algorithm finds +99% of all potential conflicts Statistically ranked results Powerful… Read More »Markify, the most advanced Trademark platform!

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From Trademark creation to renewal

Trademark Management

Manage your portfolio lifecycle and avoid missing major deadlines thanks to Questel’s IPMS Handling an IP portfolio is about storing new projects and linked documents, efficiently adding new assets, sharing what must be, creating reports to help get business insights, and certainly not lastly: making sure not to miss major deadlines. In this webinar we  focused on a : Trademark… Read More »From Trademark creation to renewal

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Emerson Quickly Boosts Legal eBilling with Ascent ELM

Enterprise Legal Management

In the 3 month “sunrise” period before the new system starts, most likely at the end of 2022 or beginning of 2023, applicants and patentees can exclude or “opt-out” their in force and expired European patents, their patent applications and Supplementary Protection Certificates from the UPC’s jurisdiction..

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Optimized ELM – the Future of Legal Technology

Enterprise Legal Management

In the 3 month “sunrise” period before the new system starts, most likely at the end of 2022 or beginning of 2023, applicants and patentees can exclude or “opt-out” their in force and expired European patents, their patent applications and Supplementary Protection Certificates from the UPC’s jurisdiction..

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Top 5 ELM Benefits Improve Legal Department Metrics

Enterprise Legal Management

In the 3 month “sunrise” period before the new system starts, most likely at the end of 2022 or beginning of 2023, applicants and patentees can exclude or “opt-out” their in force and expired European patents, their patent applications and Supplementary Protection Certificates from the UPC’s jurisdiction..

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7-Step Guide to Purchasing Legal Tech Innovation

Enterprise Legal Management

In the 3 month “sunrise” period before the new system starts, most likely at the end of 2022 or beginning of 2023, applicants and patentees can exclude or “opt-out” their in force and expired European patents, their patent applications and Supplementary Protection Certificates from the UPC’s jurisdiction..

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Enterprise Legal Management Software Capabilities

Enterprise Legal Management

In the 3 month “sunrise” period before the new system starts, most likely at the end of 2022 or beginning of 2023, applicants and patentees can exclude or “opt-out” their in force and expired European patents, their patent applications and Supplementary Protection Certificates from the UPC’s jurisdiction..

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What is Enterprise Legal Management?

Enterprise Legal Management

In the 3 month “sunrise” period before the new system starts, most likely at the end of 2022 or beginning of 2023, applicants and patentees can exclude or “opt-out” their in force and expired European patents, their patent applications and Supplementary Protection Certificates from the UPC’s jurisdiction..

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Enterprise Legal Management Value to European Legal Departments

LegalTech

INTRO to the Enterprise Legal Management Value to European Legal Departments To decide if the benefits of using advanced Enterprise Legal Management (ELM) solutions provide enough value to European businesses, you must take a deeper look at the reasons why so many other global regions leverage the power of ELM Solutions. After many years in… Read More »Enterprise Legal Management Value to European Legal Departments

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AI meets IP, your final true companion

Intellectual Property

Artificial Intelligence will become increasingly pervasive in our everyday life.

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Unified Patent Court Agreement

Intellectual Property

What does the Unified Patent Court Agreement mean for your European patent rights? Questel’s experts offer practical advice on the pros and cons of the forthcoming Unitary Patent system, whether you should opt-out from the jurisdiction of the Unified Patent Court, and how our Orbit Intelligence software can help you build the right strategy for… Read More »Unified Patent Court Agreement

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Patenting Software: How can it be done?

Intellectual Property

Even though life without computers is today nearly impossible to imagine, patent-based protection of the necessary software supporting such devices is still somewhat abstract. This is quite surprising, given that software-based instructions are necessary for operating everything from a modern fridge to most newly built vehicles. This article examines the usual hurdles and optimal approaches… Read More »Patenting Software: How can it be done?

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What is Innovation Scouting?

Innovation Management

Change is a constant. New technologies surface regularly and change existing product landscapes and business models. Companies don’t have all knowledge and all technology expertise ready to be used and implemented in products. Leverage ecosystem to fill his expertise gap has become a competitive advantage. Technology scouting and innovation scouting are approaches companies use to… Read More »What is Innovation Scouting?

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Unitary Patent system – opting out from the UPC

Intellectual Property

Discover advantages and disadvantages of opting out rights from the jurisdiction of the Unified Patent Court in our latest eBook on the Unitary Patent system.

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IP outsourcing for trademarks

Intellectual Asset Management

How IP outsourcing can help you manage your global trademark portfolio efficiently and cost-effectively: docketing, recordals, renewals….

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Patent Data Analytics, it’s not just for patent searching

Patent Process Services

Patent searching is increasingly used to learn whether it makes sense to spend money on research in a specific technology, to learn who is entering or already in the space and what countries are seeing the most growth in patent applications. There are many reasons for patent searching and evaluation of patent data. This article… Read More »Patent Data Analytics, it’s not just for patent searching

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The concept of Innovation Intelligence

Innovation

How to leverage visual and trend analysis for business-centric decisions Innovation is on everyone’s lips and is often presented as the engine of economic growth or the solution to all social problems. But, although omnipresent, this notion is often scattered in companies and the information that could be extracted from it for the strategy, completely under-exploited. We explained to you… Read More »The concept of Innovation Intelligence

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Managing business risks – Trademark search and watch strategies

Intellectual Property

Trademark search and watch strategies In our 29 September webinars, Séverine Bonhomme and Nina Stepanchuk, respectively Service & SaaS Client Solutions – Trademarks, designs and domains,discussed about how to take back control of your trademark search and watch program with our range of AI-driven solutions for trademark clearance, screening and monitoring. During these sessions, our experts… Read More »Managing business risks – Trademark search and watch strategies

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Trademarks in motion: Best practices for protecting ‘non-traditional’ trademarks

Intellectual Property

Technological advancements are increasingly impacting marketing and business practices and strategies. Businesses are turning to new technologies to create new types of branding, designed to keep a trademark in the public’s mind and distinguish them from competitors. Companies are creating more and more innovative trademarks, such as motion trademarks and holograms… Questions then arise as to how… Read More »Trademarks in motion: Best practices for protecting ‘non-traditional’ trademarks

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6G, A new era already on the rise. 6G Patents a reality!

Innovation

While the deployment of 5G is still in its early stages, research on the next-generation communication system, namely 6G, has already started. R&D activities are being held in different regions with diverse collaborations, and several industrial 6G programs around the world have been initiated. Filing of 6G patents and related technological domains is exponentially increasing.… Read More »6G, A new era already on the rise. 6G Patents a reality!

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Developing a Robust Trademark Search and Watching Programme

Intellectual Property

The trademark lifecycle contains multiple points at which something can go wrong without the right approach, from inception through registration to enforcement. As you develop your trademark portfolio, it’s important to get things right from the very beginning…

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How to keep your trademark renewal on track

Intellectual Property

Learn how to ensure your trademark renewals are completed on time and on budget, and avoid the risks of missing your trademark renewal deadlines. Renewal Timeline Trademark renewal needs to occur every 10 years, including for trademarks filed at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), as well… Read More »How to keep your trademark renewal on track

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How to avoid trademark infringement

Intellectual Property

Trademark infringement is the scourge of brand owners, and can take many forms, from competitors using confusingly similar brand names for products all the way through to deliberate counterfeiting. As with many other things, prevention is better than cure, and so there are a few things you should do to protect yourself from infringement. Register… Read More »How to avoid trademark infringement

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Avoid risks and missed opportunities by spreading IP Awareness

Intellectual Property

Our experts talked about the best approaches to ensuring your non-IP colleagues have a working understanding of  IP basics. Find out how an e-Learning program centered on IP can benefit your business: Enhance or refresh corporate culture around innovation and IP. Improve the overall savvy of your employees on patents, trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights, confidential information/NDAs, and everything in… Read More »Avoid risks and missed opportunities by spreading IP Awareness

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Trademark Portfolio Management

Intellectual Property

Once a company’s trademark portfolio reaches a certain size, the job of trademark management can become challenging  and time consuming. But a strategic, purposeful approach can ensure that not only are your trademark portfolio management efforts less hard work, but that they truly serve the needs of your business.     The Best Approach to Trademark… Read More »Trademark Portfolio Management

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Unified Patent Court

Intellectual Property

In preparation for the launch of the unitary patent system, patent holders will have the option to begin to opt some European titles out of the jurisdiction of the Unified Patent Court during a three-month ‘Sunrise’ period and during a set transitional period thereafter. With the system estimated to launch in early 2023, now is the time to start preparing your opt-out strategy.

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Blockchain in the intellectual property world

Intellectual Property

We talked about the role of Blockchain plays for the proof of use, or evidence of use related to all types of IP assets: Patents, Designs, Trademarks, Know-How, Trade secret, Domain names, Copyrights…

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Patent sequence search – Orbit BioSequence

Intellectual Property

DNA, RNA sequences as well as proteins have been disclosed in patents since the 60s and a few even before that. Many laws have been created and modified over time to allow different types of biological material to be patented, such as naturally occurring sequences, modified sequences, sequences used in diagnostics, sequences from plants and many other types..

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Counterfeiting and piracy on the rise

Intellectual Property

As online counterfeiting and piracy evolves, so must your brand protection strategy. Plus solutions to the IP threats identified in EUIPO report.

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Your practical guide to the Unitary Patent

Intellectual Property

Download our eBook for recommendations and guidance to help you prepare for the forthcoming Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court System, including: how to adapt your European patent filing strategy, opt out (or derogate) from the UPC, optimize your translation spend and more. 

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(Re-)Focusing Your Innovation Program in Turbulent Times

Innovation

Innovation is a journey. So, let’s find the best route to get you to your destination!

WEBINAR
How to manage your International trademark portfolios efficiently

Intellectual Property

how to free legal team from IP administrative tasks to focus on strategic and business critical needs.

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The one click revolution – How technology makes patent renewals simple

Intellectual Property

With the explosion of digitalization in the IP industry, companies and law firms are beginning to reimagine how technology can improve their processes. Questel provides the answer. The days of endless spreadsheets, emails, and manual data checks are over.

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“Smart data, intelligently delivered” optimizes Legal Operations

Enterprise Legal Management

As more European Legal Departments evaluate ELM solutions, the first key performance indicator often looked at is the benefits possible. This covers the benefits an organization may receive associated with overcoming a business challenge or meeting a business goal…

WEBINAR
Healthcare Patents and Artificial Intelligence

Patent Process Services

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is dramatically transforming healthcare practices like disease diagnosis, treatment recommendations, risk prediction, health monitoring through wearable devices, drug discovery, and even robotic surgery. In this webinar, we will explore patent issues that arise when AI is used in healthcare, discuss inventorship where AI facilitates (or conceives) the claimed subject matter, provide patent… Read More »Healthcare Patents and Artificial Intelligence

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The New European Patenting Landscape – Today’s best practices for obtaining European patent

Patent Process Services

Find out how filing options in Europe are changing with a focus on topics such as: Understanding your options; the current ones and those to come How much will the Unitary Patent affect the validation process? Is it just about cost efficiency? Why opt out from the Unified Patent Court? What we hear industry leaders… Read More »The New European Patenting Landscape – Today’s best practices for obtaining European patent

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NFTs and trademarks, the metaverse and your IP

Intellectual Property

Blockchain and NFTs have many potential implications for IP rights. Here, we summarize the main IP risks and opportunities for owners of NFTs and trademarks. 

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China copyright infringement case: China issues first court ruling on NFTs

Intellectual Property

On 20 April, the Hangzhou Internet Court in East China held a public hearing to resolve a dispute over the copyright infringement of an NFT digital collection listed on a Chinese NFT marketplace, BigVerse. IP lawyer Xuemin Lu explains the implications of the ruling.  The artwork at the center of the China copyright infringement dispute… Read More »China copyright infringement case: China issues first court ruling on NFTs

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Unified Patent Court – All you need to know about opt-outs

Intellectual Property

In the 3 month “sunrise” period before the new system starts, most likely at the end of 2022 or beginning of 2023, applicants and patentees can exclude or “opt-out” their in force and expired European patents, their patent applications and Supplementary Protection Certificates from the UPC’s jurisdiction..

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NFT Domain Registrations & Metaverse

Intellectual Property

NFT. Those three letters have taken the world by storm, raising uncertainty and questions about the potential benefits and risks to IP owners of enforcing and monitoring NFT domains…

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Get More from ELM Solutions in Europe

Enterprise Legal Management

As more European Legal Departments evaluate ELM solutions, the first key performance indicator often looked at is the benefits possible. This covers the benefits an organization may receive associated with overcoming a business challenge or meeting a business goal…

WEBINAR
Get up to speed on the latest in IP Invoice and Cost Management

Intellectual Property

You are instructing directly or via your local IP law firms foreign associates across the world to file and prosecute patents on your behalf.

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Foodtech: Patents and the rise of meat and dairy protein alternatives

Innovation Intelligence

This eBook examines patent-filing activity in the Foodtech sector to establish innovation activity for alternative protein technologies by filer, geography and technology.

TESTIMONIAL
Orbit Asset: A success story from a leading Technology Transfer Office

Intellectual Asset Management

How Policlinico di Milano TTO uses the Orbit Asset IP management system to manage its patent portfolio and protect biomedical inventions and knowhow.

WEBINAR
Smart & visual sequence variations explorer in patent data By Orbit BioSequence

Intellectual Property

We demonstrate Orbit BioSequence’s new Variant analysis interface which allows you to analyze, view, and manipulate variations across multiple sequence results altogether. Understanding the commonality and its opposite or, the rarity of specific mutations related to your own sequence has never been easier. we showed  how to find answers to questions like: What are your… Read More »Smart & visual sequence variations explorer in patent data By Orbit BioSequence

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Managing Costs & Increasing Bandwidth for Tech Transfer Offices

Intellectual Property

 How TTOs Can Benefit from Questel’s Patent Services When Pursuing Protection Overseas Technology transfer offices are tasked with the same goals and objectives as larger corporate organizations, without the same budgets or personnel. Join Dr. Eric F. Wagner, Director of Legal Affairs at Duke University, as we discuss how his team partners with Questel to help secure… Read More »Managing Costs & Increasing Bandwidth for Tech Transfer Offices

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IP Translations 2.0 – Why technology is important and preparing for the Unitary Patent

Intellectual Property

Questel Translations is today N° 1 worldwide for IP dedicated translation services. All types of industries and law firms rely on us to ensure quality, cost effectiveness and streamlined processes.
Learn how we leverage state of the art technology to ensure consistent and reliable patent protection around the globe with news of the latest developments at Questel…

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Top 5 Enterprise Legal Management Benefits in Europe

Enterprise Legal Management

As more European Legal Departments evaluate ELM solutions, the first key performance indicator often looked at is the benefits possible. This covers the benefits an organization may receive associated with overcoming a business challenge or meeting a business goal…

WEBINAR
How to effectively manage an international trademark portfolio – Luxottica testimonial

Trademark Management

Manage your international tm portfolio effectively Trademark departments are constantly confronted with emerging challenges to manage brands. While the massive virtual paradigm shift has provided more opportunities for brands to globalize quickly – with NFTs for example – it has also increased the number of trademark applications, the complexity of protecting trademarks and monitoring for… Read More »How to effectively manage an international trademark portfolio – Luxottica testimonial

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Harnessing the power of Patent Analytics

Intellectual Property

Why Patent Analytics should be used to inform strategic decision-making and how to integrate Patent Analytics data into your company’s innovation management infrastructure.

WEBINAR
How to effectively manage an international trademark portfolio – GrandVision testimonial

Trademark Management

Manage your international tm portfolio effectively Trademark departments are constantly confronted with emerging challenges to manage brands. While the massive virtual paradigm shift has provided more opportunities for brands to globalize quickly – with NFTs for example – it has also increased the number of trademark applications, the complexity of protecting trademarks and monitoring for… Read More »How to effectively manage an international trademark portfolio – GrandVision testimonial

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Successful co-creation and innovation with customers

Innovation Management

Discover how Deutsche Telekom turns their customers into innovators Our habits and behaviors have changed dramatically in the recent past. The only way to really stay on top of your clients’ needs is to engage them in a constant dialogue and to make them part of your development process. Easier said than done. But with… Read More »Successful co-creation and innovation with customers

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8 Reasons to Outsource IP Recordals, including a Business Case from Reckitt

Operational Excellence

From risk reduction to cost savings, experts from Questel and Reckitt discussed the benefits of outsourcing IP recordals in our recent webinar, and shared practical advice on simplifying the trademark and patent recordals process. We summarize the points discussed. 

WEBINAR
In the age of Metaverse and NFT: how to prepare and protect yourself for this new world

Intellectual Property

Blockchain and NFTs may not yet appear on your list of day-to-day IP priorities, but they may be very relevant to your business in the future. Novagraaf’s legal team is following the technical and legal developments in this exciting sector closely. During this webinar, we discussed about: The metaverse, NFT and cryptocurrency in a nutshell  What… Read More »In the age of Metaverse and NFT: how to prepare and protect yourself for this new world

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Patent renewals – various options

Intellectual Property

Choosing the right service provider is by no means “only” a question of price! Ongoing digitalization and increasing data complexity pose further challenges for corporate IP departments and IP law firms. At the same time, companies are trying to focus on their core tasks and free up resources. For this reason, patent renewal is often… Read More »Patent renewals – various options

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What Is This Patent Translation For?

Intellectual Property

Morningside specializes in patent translation services. We translate thousands of patents per year into Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese, and numerous other languages. We also translate thousands of patents from German, Japanese, French, and other languages into English…

WEBINAR
Best Practices for Global Patent Prosecution

Intellectual Property

On November 15, Morningside Translations partnered with IPWatchdog to sponsor a webinar on strategies for prosecuting a worldwide patent portfolio. With over 250 attendees, the one-hour webinar – hosted by Gene Quinn of IPWatchdog – gave a detailed look at cost considerations for obtaining and maintaining a patent throughout its lifetime in key countries and jurisdictions…

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EU Patent & Patent Translations

Intellectual Property

This past December, the European Union took a major step towards creating a single Europe-wide patent system, which has been a goal of European ministers and patent officials for many years. Currently, the European Patent Office (EPO) does grant European patents, but these patents must still be converted into national patents in each of EU designated states, which is both expensive and laborious…

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EU Patent & Patent Translations: UPDATE

Intellectual Property

In January, we reported on a big breakthrough in negotiations on adopting a European-wide patent that would have big ramifications for many of our clients and for the translation industry as a whole. Under the current patent system, after the EPO grants a patent, the holder is still required to translate the patent into the official languages of most EU member states where they want the patent validated…

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EU Patent Could Transform Patent Litigation

Intellectual Property

The EU patent moved one step closer to becoming a reality last Tuesday, after a deal was struck by European Parliament members and the European Council. We’ve discussed the long, hard slog towards an EU patent here and here, focusing on how this would transform the patent prosecution process in Europe, and substantially lower patent translation costs related to validation…

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6 Strategies for Managing Patent Translation & Filing Costs

Intellectual Property

A new article listing 6 top strategies/tips for managing patent translation and filing costs has just been posted on IP Watchdog. The authors are Gene Quinn, a patent attorney and president of IPWatchdog, and Ethan Perlson, our own director of marketing…

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Why Small to Medium Enterprises Should Have an IP Strategy

Intellectual Property

It may seem to some that having an intellectual property strategy is something with which only large businesses need to be concerned. However, according to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and others, this is not the case. Innovations developed by any company – large or small – are assets whose value needs to be protected…

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11 Things to Consider If You’re Filing in Japan

Intellectual Property

Surpassed only by China and the United States, Japan is one of the top 3 countries for patent applications worldwide. In 2018, the Japan Patent Office (JPO) received over 300,000 applications – yet only 19% of those applications were filed by non-residents…

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Can AI Own Itself?

Intellectual Property

Artificial intelligence (AI) has evolved from a software concept into an active presence in our lives. We use it to manage our power grids, analyze medical data and keep planes in the air (just to name a few examples). In general, AI solves problems by performing automated analyses of data based on programmer-supplied algorithms…

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Applying for a Patent in Germany

Intellectual Property

Did you know that Germany is now ranked as the most innovative nation worldwide? Bloomberg reports it’s a thriving European center for innovation where patent activity, high-tech density, and value-added manufacturing are on the rise…

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Applying for a Patent in South Korea

Intellectual Property

As one of the world’s most vibrant markets, the number of patents granted in South Korea by the Korean Industrial Property Office (KIPO) has been steadily rising. In just a single year, 2018, patent filings increased by nearly 5% over the previous year – and 3.6% of these (47,410 applications) were filed by international claimants…

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4 Common Mistakes to Avoid on Your Patent Journey

Intellectual Property

If you want to profit off of something new and amazing that you created – or at the very least, get credit for your invention – obtaining a patent can lock down the rights to your intellectual property. However, the patent process is long, complicated and very costly…

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Direct National Filing

Intellectual Property

While most patent holders prefer to file their applications via the PCT route, in certain cases it makes sense to file for patent protection via direct national filing. This is a good option if you are only filing in a few countries, or if you seek patent protection in countries that are not signatories to the Patent Cooperation Treaty…

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China and Trademark Hijacking

Intellectual Property

As the Morningside team travels around the world for conferences and meetings, we will be sharing observations and advice regarding these markets. Our New Market Watch series kicks off with China…

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How Do I Get International Patent Rights?

Intellectual Property

The idea of seeking international patent protection for your invention is as exciting as it is daunting. On one hand, expanding your reach to new places and new markets is thrilling. On the other, preparing successful patent applications that meet varying regulatory and language requirements is undeniably a major undertaking…

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Patent Translations, Language Wars, and the EU Patent

Intellectual Property

How hard is it to agree on a single European patent that grants IP protection across Europe? Very, very hard. For decades, companies doing business in Europe have pushed Eurocrats to replace a system of national patents requiring costly translations into multiple languages with a single European patent. But national interests and national pride–in particular, language pride–has stood in the way…

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Why Small to Medium Enterprises Should Have an IP Strategy

Intellectual Property

The new year is just around the corner. If you’re thinking about how to grow your business in 2019, here’s one way that many Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) often overlook: a comprehensive IP strategy…

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3 reasons why a sound IP strategy for technology transfer offices includes a strategic IP services partner

Intellectual Property

Technology Transfer Offices determine a university’s intellectual property strategy when it comes to patent protection, licensing and commercialization, but surprisingly few have comprehensive internal capabilities…

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Translation and Filing Requirements for EP Validation, a Country Guide

Intellectual Property

So, you have been granted a European patent? Now you have one more step to complete with national validation. The EP validation process differs from country to country, with each EPO member state following its filing and translation requirements…

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ITC Patent Litigation: Don’t Let Copycat Products Enter the USA

Intellectual Property

What do barcode readers, pool enclosures, televisions and backpack chairs all have in common? Each of these products has been investigated by a federal agency for unlawful importation into the United States. The unlawful part? They’ve all been charged with intellectual property infringement…

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5 Tips for PCT National Phase Filing

Intellectual Property

Patent protection is limited by national or regional borders. This means you must file for a new patent or validate your patent in each individual country or region where you wish to protect your invention…

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6 Ways to Control Costs on Your Patent Translation Project

Intellectual Property

Inaccurate patent translations can have serious consequences, including missed filing deadlines, lack of protection in the event of litigation, or jeopardizing the very existence of businesses built around intellectual property…

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How to Reduce Patent Translation Costs During Patent Filing

Intellectual Property

Patent protection is limited by national or regional borders. This means you must file for a new patent or validate your patent in each individual country or region where you wish to protect your invention…

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Ten facts you didn’t know about the Paris Convention

Intellectual Property

In 1873 the Government of the Empire of Austria-Hungary invited other countries to an international exhibition of inventions held at Vienna. However, many inventors declined to exhibit their inventions at that exhibition, due to the inadequate legal protection offered…

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7 Questions to Ask a Patent Translation Services Company

Intellectual Property

Selecting the right translation partner can mean the difference between an on-time, on-budget delivery–or a logistical nightmare that drains your budget and exposes your company to undue risk. Developing a product and successfully bringing it to market takes years, sometimes decades…

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Still Unsure How Brexit Has Affected Intellectual Property?

Intellectual Property

Before the United Kingdom made its exit — or “Brexit” — from the European Union (EU) on January 1, 2021, a great deal of work was done to minimize its disruption to intellectual property ownership…

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5 Tips for Pain-Free Cross-Border IP Litigation

Intellectual Property

The number of patents in force worldwide has nearly doubled in the last decade – from 8.5 million in 2009 to 15 million in 2019. And alongside this boom in granted patents, there’s been an increase in IP litigation. In the US, for example, patent lawsuits were up 9% year-over-year in January 2020. Globally, these cases are also on the rise and can become much more complicated, time-consuming and expensive when they involve parties from different countries…

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The Difference Between a Copyright and a Patent

Intellectual Property

In developing a strategy for protecting intellectual property (IP), some innovators wonder if a copyright is just as effective as getting a patent. It’s an appealing option since copyrights are less expensive and easier to obtain than patents. However, the protection copyrights offer is very different from that of patents…

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How to Protect IP Rights when Outsourcing

Intellectual Property

Outsourcing is a well-established phenomenon in today’s global economy. Although initially associated with large, multinational companies, today outsourcing is growing among small-to-medium businesses as well. The key motivations for outsourcing include cutting costs, solving capacity issues and maintaining a clear focus on the core business…

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The Top 50 PCT Member-Countries National Phase Filing & Translation Requirements: 2021 PCT Country Guide

Intellectual Property

Is your PCT application approaching its national phase deadline? Do you know the country-specific requirements? Each PCT member country has its own set of National Phase filing requirements, making it difficult to keep track of country-specific nuances and requirements…

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Protecting Your App’s “GUI” at the 5 Most Frequently Filed Patent Offices

Intellectual Property

Software is everywhere: You’re probably looking at it right now. The onscreen controls you use to operate a software app — known collectively as the “graphic user interface” or GUI — are a critical part of its look and feel, and thus can be an important differentiator in the marketplace…

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Differences in Patent Eligibility Around the World

Intellectual Property

Two things must always be true when you’re applying for a patent, wherever you are in the world — (1) Your invention must be novel and (2) it must be useful. However, different nations have different definitions of these two requirements based on their cultures, legal systems and business environments. This is especially true for innovations related to software, medical methods and business methods…

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The Nonobvious Meaning of Patent “Nonobviousness”

Intellectual Property

Do you use Visual Voicemail? This system allows users to select which voicemail they want to listen to out of a list of all voicemails received. It seems like an obvious solution to the problem of traditional voicemailboxes, where it was previously accepted that we’d always have to tap our way through each message to get to the next, and yet, Klausner Technology successfully patented “visual voicemail” in the 1990s (patents 5,572,576 and 5,283,818)…

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Why Multiple Embodiments Are So Helpful in Patent Cases

Intellectual Property

Imagine this: Company A owns a patent for an energy efficient lawnmower. Company B starts manufacturing a lawnmower that looks eerily similar. When Company A finds out, it sends a cease & desist letter…

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Pros and Cons of Provisional Patent Applications

Intellectual Property

As of June 8, 1995, the USPTO has offered inventors the option of filing a provisional patent application, which was “designed to provide a lower-cost first patent filing in the United States.” One of the key benefits of this option is that filing a provisional patent does not trigger the start of the 20-year patent term…

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WHAT IS PATENT LITIGATION?

Intellectual Property

In simple terms, patent litigation is the legal process that unfolds when someone who owns the patent for a particular invention enforces their right by suing another for manufacturing or selling the invention without permission…

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IP Recordals: The Critical Transfer of Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

While it can be tempting to think of an IP portfolio as an asset that takes care of itself, the reality is not so simple. The fees, procedures and required documents vary from country to country…

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Trade Secrets vs Patents: Which Approach is Right for You?

Intellectual Property

A company’s intellectual property is its number one asset. Protecting that property through patents, however, is expensive and doesn’t include certain types of content, including customer lists, which are crucial…

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IP RECORDALS COUNTRY GUIDE

Intellectual Property

Maintaining an accurate record of an IP owner’s name and address is critical to securing IP rights and ensuring that they  remain protected.
Therefore, when a merger or acquisition takes place (or any other change in ownership or address), the updated status must be recorded with each relevant patent and trademark office
around the world…

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EPO FILING GUIDE

Intellectual Property

The EPO Filing Guide describes the process for validating a granted European patent…

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PCT FILING GUIDE

Intellectual Property

How Morningside can help you enter the national phase in any PCT country …

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PCT COUNTRY GUIDE

Intellectual Property

Each PCT member country has its own set of National Phase filing requirements. This reference guide provides translation & filing requirements for 50 of the most frequently filed countries/jurisdictions…

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PARIS CONVENTION COUNTRY GUIDE

Intellectual Property

Paris Convention Patent Filing is a preferred filing method among patent holders for various reasons. One might find the Paris Convention patent filing especially useful because of lower upfront costs and likely faster approval…

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EP VALIDATION COUNTRY GUIDE

Intellectual Property

Country-by-country translation & validation requirements for each EPO member, validation, and extension state
Notes and best practices for each jurisdiction ..

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Are your patent renewals compliant with international money-laundering regulations?

Intellectual Property

Discover how Questel’s patent renewal services comply with global anti-money laundering regulations to secure transactions for our customers.

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IP recordals: light at the end of the tunnel

Intellectual Property

Discover how one of the top worldwide IP team manages tasks related to IP Recordals through the corporate perspective of Reckitt. During this webinar, we will talk about how Questel manage Recordals projects and the main reasons why you would want to outsource this task. Our experts will share the different issues linked to the process across several countries, the… Read More »IP recordals: light at the end of the tunnel

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7 Steps to Successful Legal Technology Evaluations

LegalTech

INTRO to 7 Steps to Successful Legal Technology Evaluations In the era of shrinking global technology budgets and demands for a positive return on investments, it can be a daunting task to provide the required evidence to sway decision-makers to purchase new LegalTech solutions. The European business market has unique components that also affect these… Read More »7 Steps to Successful Legal Technology Evaluations

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All you need to know about our AI Classifier

Intellectual Property

Discover the technology that enables you to transform your working methods! With an assisted machine learning system, you will distinguish between relevant and non-relevant data in your workfiles. Use the relevancy score provided by the AI classifier to create your charts or landscape map on relevant documents only and retrieve new documents to complement your… Read More »All you need to know about our AI Classifier

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Monitor your Innovation ecosystem

Innovation

In this era where Open innovation is mainstream, Insights about partnerships is becoming a key to understand your ecosystem and watch the next moves of your competitors. Identify your next partner or foresee a next M&A, using Orbit Insight, our business intelligence solution.   During this webinar we discussed Why studying collaboration network What is… Read More »Monitor your Innovation ecosystem

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Evaluating Legal Ops Solutions: Second, Ask Questions

Enterprise Legal Management

Legal technology is demonstrating positive results for Corporate Legal departments all around the world. While the benefits are well proven, the ability to cut through the clutter to get to the core of the most important information is not as easy. To reduce wasted efforts or creating unnecessary delays, Legal teams need to find the… Read More »Evaluating Legal Ops Solutions: Second, Ask Questions

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IP Law Firms – Get ready for 2022 and beyond!

Intellectual Property

Watch our webinar held on July 20 and gain valuable insights on hot topics in IP from a EU perspective …

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Must Haves for Enterprise Legal Management in Europe

Enterprise Legal Management

A critical step in proving Enterprise Legal Management (ELM) solution’s value to corporate businesses in Europe is to ensure that the system will address the major business concerns facing global organizations. These need can come from multiple business units beyond Legal, or the entire business ecosystem as a whole…

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Onboarding a new IP Management System? Everything you need to know

Intellectual Property

In this webinar, we are going to speak with Elayne Cameau, IP & Global Prosecution Professional of Jabil Inc. to learn about her experience implementing Questel’s IP Management Solution, Orbit Asset.  We will cover common questions including …

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Understanding the Power of Enterprise Legal Management in Europe

Enterprise Legal Management

Evaluating if European businesses can gain the same benefits from using an Enterprise Legal Management (ELM) solution as other proven regions begins with understanding what ELM legal technology solutions include…

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Deep Learning: 2021 patent landscape

Enterprise Legal Management

Artificial Intelligence-related technologies have undergone unprecedented expansion during the past few decades, potentially impacting numerous other industries. Among the many sub-domains of AI, Deep Learning is thought to be one of the most promising…

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Patent Translation Panel Discussion: Getting it right

Intellectual Property

Translations account for approximately 75 to 80% of total foreign filing costs and weigh heavily on decisions on where to file, potentially limiting an applicant’s choices …

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Tips to Manage International Filings & EP Validation for Indian Companies

Intellectual Property

Discover why tech-driven players generate the most efficient prior art searches..

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Overcome the challenge of choosing the correct prior art search firm

Intellectual Property

How easy is it to order searches from this provider? Can they handle the volume your organization will likely outsource?..

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Hot Topics in IP – EU Perspective

Operational Excellence

How to navigate the different EU IP legislation in terms of advertising: The case of Ukraine …

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Evaluating Legal Ops Solutions: First, Assemble a Team

Enterprise Legal Management

Corporate Legal departments are facing growing pressure to increase team efficiency while lowering their overall legal spend. To do so, more are seeking advanced legal technology to help improve performance and deliver greater value to the entire organization. Legal Ops has taken the lead on this initiative in many cases…

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Maximise your Invention value from Conception to Commercialisation

Operational Excellence

Learn how a comprehensive database and powerful dashboard can accelerate your understanding of prior art related to your invention…

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M&A and IP Recordal Strategy

Operational Excellence

Benefit from the experience of Bristol Myers Squibb, and learn about the Best Practices and Tools of other Key Experts. It is  generally the case in the intellectual property industry that having a strategy in place prior to a brand takeover or business launch will save time and money down the road. The same is… Read More »M&A and IP Recordal Strategy

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How Domain Name Monitoring Works

Intellectual Property

Over the years, domain monitoring has become  a standard industry practice, and an important component of most online brand protection services…

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Brand Protection in the domain name space

Intellectual Property

On the interplay of defensive registrations, active monitoring and offensive enforcement to protect your brand online. Managing your reputation online is a complex undertaking for any popular brand. There are dozens of variables that determine what the best brand protection approach is for your specific setup. For B2C, choosing the right tone of enforcement letters is paramount, for highly… Read More »Brand Protection in the domain name space

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Connect your IP Management System with Patent Renewal Services

Patent Process Services

Time to rethink your approach to patent annuities Patent annuity management bears some risk when processes are not seamlessly aligned. We will introduce our interface solution which enables users to efficiently renew IP rights with minimal administrative effort. The tool allows data, such as new and amended IP rights and payment instructions, to be easily transferred… Read More »Connect your IP Management System with Patent Renewal Services

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Navigating the European patent landscape in 2021

Patent Process Services

Join our experts to learn about the latest developments at the EPO and how they impact your strategy. Companies looking to extend their patent rights in 2021 to just one or all thirty-eight member states have to ensure they are well prepared. They need to minimize or eliminate any pitfalls and integrate the changes in… Read More »Navigating the European patent landscape in 2021

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Boost your Innovation Initiatives with the Power of Digitalization

Innovation

Watch our panel of thought leaders from Safran, Hartmann, Innosabi GmbH to learn how technology along with an integrated approach can help you increase the production of innovation. You’ll discover: Questel Innovative Integrated Approach. What motivated Franziska Mair, Senior Manager Digital Innovation from Hartmann, a world leader in Medical Products, to adopt an Idea Management… Read More »Boost your Innovation Initiatives with the Power of Digitalization

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Manage your IP spend by automating billing rules and invoice workflow

Enterprise Legal Management

Manage your IP spend by automating billing rules and invoice workflow The complexity often associated with the variety of legal and administrative charges you need to rapidly review, assign, and validate, is easily overcome with the correct invoice processing solution. ASCENT ELM is the dedicated invoice management software that integrates with your IP management system,… Read More »Manage your IP spend by automating billing rules and invoice workflow

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Start-ups, SMEs and International IP Strategy

Patent Process Services

Find out how to scale up your IP assets to the next level without impacting your budget! Learn how technology, lean IP prosecution, and centralized ordering, monitoring and invoicing can boost the performance of your business. In this video, you’ll discover how to: Best practices for start-ups and SMEs with tips and tricks from Sjors… Read More »Start-ups, SMEs and International IP Strategy

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Delivering Innovation with purpose: Collaborative solution between IP and R&D

Innovation

  Find out how Coty and other companies are leveraging technology and collaborative methodologies to deliver innovation! In this video, you’ll discover how to: Better understand trends in highly valued technologies within any industry Leverage meaningful data set to build your innovation portfolio Digitalize and accelerate your innovation rate; maximize R&D funding, and adapted IP… Read More »Delivering Innovation with purpose: Collaborative solution between IP and R&D

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How limagrain implemented innosabi Insight

Innovation

More and more seeds take into account the challenges of climate change, and the market calls for agricultural production systems achieving better agronomic and environmental performance, which requires innovation…

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A common ELM platform to improve collaboration – client success story in the Automotive industry

Enterprise Legal Management

To transform a small legal department into a world-class legal team, a new GC brought together the right staff and technology to meet their goals. The company selected Questel’s Ascent ELM enterprise legal management software and realized ..

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Avoiding the Minefields of Litigation Self-Collection

eDiscovery & Litigation

We offer best-of-breed data collection technologies and partner with clients to ensure they know how to lead successful collection projects. Executive Summary The amended RFCP mandates that attorneys must minimally understand, and optimally participate in, the identification, preservation, and collection of their clients’ ESI (Electronically Stored Information). We offer best-of-breed data collection technologies and partner… Read More »Avoiding the Minefields of Litigation Self-Collection

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Smart Data, Intelligently Delivered for improved Legal Management

Enterprise Legal Management

Choosing technology that handles current needs and provides adequate flexibility to grow will allow for future business transformation. Executive Summary Law departments significantly improve the value of their investment in collecting and analyzing business data using advanced legal technology solutions. Choosing technology that handles current needs and provides adequate flexibility to grow will allow for… Read More »Smart Data, Intelligently Delivered for improved Legal Management

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Improve litigation spend transparency with Questel’s Ascent ELM

Enterprise Legal Management

A global chemical manufacturing company needed to improve the transparency of its litigation spend, eliminate inefficiencies in how the litigation department was working with outside counsel, and more effectively manage the approval of timekeepers and rate increases…

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Improve Legal Ops and reduce costs with Ascent ELM in Financial services

Enterprise Legal Management

Formed through a series of acquisitions by a global financial powerhouse, the newly independent company sought to further the corporate mission to help Americans everywhere retire richly.
To drive transformational change, the new General Counsel brought in an experienced Assistant Vice President of Legal Operations to streamline operations across all of its businesses…

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Ascent ELM – Client success story in Property & Casualty Insurance industry

Enterprise Legal Management

Saving hundreds of hours per year by fully automating invoice processes with Ascent ELM.
Facing growing pressure to improve overall attorney productivity, reduce administrative costs, and become easier to do business with, this insurance company sought to replace its cumbersome legal e-billing system..

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Legal Operations Management – ELM client success story in Healthcare industry

Enterprise Legal Management

ELM Testimonial – Global HealthCare Provider The company selected Questel’s Ascent ELM enterprise legal management software With evolving goals to meet, this healthcare leader initiated a global transformation project in their legal department. Their goal was to create and enhance legal department operational effectiveness and efficiency. They faced challenges due to remotely located offices, lack… Read More »Legal Operations Management – ELM client success story in Healthcare industry

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The representativeness of the data compared to other patent databases is a big advantage of Orbit Intelligence for RIEPL.

Innovation

Having preserved the scientific potential of the past years and the inheritance of scientific schools, today RIEPL continues to work on the preparation of proposals, the development of methodological approaches, expert opinions and the publication  of scientific papers on the implementation of the state scientific and technical policy…

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Classification of documents using artificial Intelligence

Innovation

Speed up your evaluation process without limiting your searches for fear of information overload: Meet Questel’s new AI-Classifier.
Exploration of Intellectual Property information does not escape the current technological trend of machine learning…

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How Group Zambon implemented Orbit Insight to exploring and sponsoring innovative solutions for patient health.

Innovation

Acknowledging the ever-increasing importance of cutting-edge technologies and digitalization in the health care sector, the Group Zambon wants to improve patients’ lives and health through ambitious projects forgrowth, based on innovation and development. Through their research venture, Zcube, they are exploring and sponsoring innovative solutions for patient health. Hence, its General Manager and Board member,… Read More »How Group Zambon implemented Orbit Insight to exploring and sponsoring innovative solutions for patient health.

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Digitalize your R&D centralize and manage all your technological knowledge on a smart digital ‘tech book’!

Innovation

IP managers, directors of engineering and heads of technology transfer all have in common the need for a keen view of internally developed technologies and a powerful way to broadcast them…

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How can Blockchain & Workflow Monitoring Technologies help Trademark teams

Innovation Intelligence

Discover how to meet the needs of today’s globally connected brands!Trademark departments are constantly confronted with emerging challenges to manage brands in a digital world. While internet, social media, app store or 3D printing have provided more opportunities for brands to globalize quickly, it has also increased the complexity of protecting trademarks and monitoring for infringement …

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Combine searches of different types in a single interface

Innovation Intelligence

Orbit Intelligence allows you to combine searches of different types in a single interface and to rapidly retrieve and analyze meaningful patent and supporting literature results …