Top Patent Recipients in 2013

Top Patent Recipients in 2013

IBM consistently maintained its top position, receiving maximum number of patents.

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IBM topped the list again. Samsung came close second.

Top 10 Patent Recipients for 2012 include: IBM (6,478), Samsung (5,081), Canon (3,174), Sony (3,032), Panasonic (2,769), Microsoft (2,613), Toshiba (2,447), Hon Hai (2,013), General Electric (1,652) and LG Electronics (1,624).

 

Kameshwar Eranki is CEO of VajraSoft Inc. He is author of the eBook – Managing Innovations for Profitable growth. For free download of the eBook, click here.

About VajraSoft Inc. – VajraSoft Inc. is Intellectual Property (IP) Management Software company, helping customers manage innovations and monetize IP’s. Our award winning products empower businesses and IP law firms to automate the patent filing cost estimation process of creating cost estimation quotes for filing a patent in any country globally. VajraSoft Inc. PatFolio helps customers with Invention Disclosures Management, Drafting Patent Applications, filing, managing patent prosecution life cycle and patent maintenance.

VajraSoft Inc. is Master Class IP Solution provider, and its products won several Cloud awards including – UP Start Awards for Best Industry Application for 2012. CIO Review magazine selected VajraSoft Inc. as 100 Most promising Big Data companies for 2014. Silicon India magazine listed VajraSoft Inc. as Top 100 Technology companies in US for 2013. VajraSoft Inc. is also Finalist of StartmeupHK Venture Program, conducted by the Govt. of Hong Kong and UP Start Cloud Award for Best BI / Analytics Application for 2013.

PatFolio not only automates invention disclosure management but also managing patent portfolio and patent prosecution life cycle. In addition, PatFolio provisions various checklists useful for patent filing. Using these checklists IP Professionals can ensure requisite information needed for preparing patent application is available and ready for filing. These patent application checklists save money, time and reduce / eliminate errors in patent application filing with patent office.

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Competitive Intelligence is more than analyzing Competitors

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Most cases Business Executives are gung-ho about gathering Competitive Intelligence. Is it a cure all? Answer is clear “No“. Why?

It is because Competitive Intelligence is more than analyzing competitors – as it is about your organization and making it more competitive with respect to (in light of) customers, competitors and technologies. Leverage Competitive Intelligence to “safeguard against Market threats and Changes“, “find new opportunities & trends” and “identify risks and opportunities“. Also, you can:

  • Identify Competitive landscape
  • Identify indirect threats
  • Analyze disruptive technologies in competitor’s patent portfolio or patent filing trends

Let’s elaborate each of these aspects.

Identify Competitive landscape – Get a perspective on who are the key players, what’s their uniqueness, what’s the patent portfolio, which technology landscape are they dominant or emerging as potential players. For example, Eli Lilly has seen huge opportunity in “Animal healthcare segment” and has made strategic investments in acquiring IP portfolio as well as gaining significant market share.

Sanofi could not get enough patent approvals. So, they adopted ” IP / Patent Acquisition ” strategy in emerging as potential big players in Animal Healthcare market. Its animal health division, Merial, captured about 13% of the global market – and has put itself in a position of strength to grow further.

Takeaway – Competitive (IP) Intelligence is more than analyzing competitors. It is about your organization & making it more competitive with respect to customers, competitors and technologies.

Kameshwar Eranki is CEO of VajraSoft Inc. He is author of the eBook – Managing Innovations for Profitable growth. For free download of the eBook, click here.

About VajraSoft Inc. – VajraSoft Inc. is Intellectual Property (IP) Management Software company, helping customers manage innovations and monetize IP’s. Our award winning products empower businesses and IP law firms to automate the patent filing cost estimation process of creating cost estimation quotes for filing a patent in any country globally. VajraSoft Inc. PatFolio helps customers with Invention Disclosures Management, Drafting Patent Applications, filing, managing patent prosecution life cycle and patent maintenance.

VajraSoft Inc. is Master Class IP Solution provider, and its products won several Cloud awards including – UP Start Awards for Best Industry Application for 2012. CIO Review magazine selected VajraSoft Inc. as 100 Most promising Big Data companies for 2014. Silicon India magazine listed VajraSoft Inc. as Top 100 Technology companies in US for 2013. VajraSoft Inc. is also Finalist of StartmeupHK Venture Program, conducted by the Govt. of Hong Kong and UP Start Cloud Award for Best BI / Analytics Application for 2013.

VajraSoft Inc. Pintels – Patent Intelligence Systems – BioPharMed IP Intelligence is most comprehensive competitive IP Intelligence provisioning application. Pintels delivers Intelligence Analytics on Demand. A unique aspect of Pintels is that it offers end-to-end intelligence analytics – starting from IP / Patent Intelligence, to products to it’s Market intelligence including the post-market performance, safety intelligence, Adverse Event reports, Medication error reports, Patient Outcomes and Drug Master Files information.

Why do you Need Competitive IP Intelligence?

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One of the key reasons for having Competitive IP Intelligence as a tool is to stay ahead of your competition. Other critical aspect is to mitigate risks.

What to look for?

Look into competitors objectives, strategies, IP’s / patents, patent families, overall patent portfolio, technology landscape, products and capabilities and Market performance.

Make a controlled dissemination of actionable intelligence for decision-making.

Identify and analyze Patent portfolios to mitigate your risks – identify Freedom to Operate.

Based on the facts on ground, formulate IP Acquisition strategies

Find out:

  • What your competitors are able to accomplish
  • What issues your competitors are dealing with Products & Markets
  • What your competitors believe and invested
  • Your competitor’s future goals – analyze and infer the patent families of competitors and analyze where they are heading

Analyze Patent Families to evaluate strengths and weakness of competitors.

Patent Litigation – Keep an eye on all litigation to assess weaknesses, claims, issues and potential infringements.

Assess competitors Offensive, defensive patent strategies. Also, take the Patent Legal status of the applications into account, including the “pending” patent application to assess the patent family pipeline.

Also:

  • Know of the latest advancements
  • Explore the alternative options for designing – Evolve work around strategies
  • Determine the future R&D focus
  • Venture into a particular technology
  • Influence LCM – Life Cycle Management strategies

Takeaway – Adopt Competitive (IP) Intelligence as a tool and stay ahead of competition and improve stakeholder value.

Kameshwar Eranki is CEO of VajraSoft Inc. He is author of the eBook – Managing Innovations for Profitable growth. For free download of the eBook, click here.

About VajraSoft Inc. – VajraSoft Inc. is Intellectual Property (IP) Management Software company, helping customers manage innovations and monetize IP’s. Our award winning products empower businesses and IP law firms to automate the patent filing cost estimation process of creating cost estimation quotes for filing a patent in any country globally. VajraSoft Inc. PatFolio helps customers with Invention Disclosures Management, Drafting Patent Applications, filing, managing patent prosecution life cycle and patent maintenance.

VajraSoft Inc. is Master Class IP Solution provider, and its products won several Cloud awards including – UP Start Awards for Best Industry Application for 2012. Silicon India magazine listed VajraSoft Inc. as Top 100 Technology companies in US for 2013. VajraSoft Inc. is also Finalist of StartmeupHK Venture Program, conducted by the Govt. of Hong Kong and UP Start Cloud Award for Best BI / Analytics Application for 2013.

VajraSoft Inc. Pintels – Patent Intelligence Systems – BioPharMed IP Intelligence is most comprehensive competitive IP Intelligence provisioning application. Pintels delivers Intelligence Analytics on Demand. A unique aspect of Pintels is that it offers end-to-end intelligence analytics – starting from IP / Patent Intelligence, to products to it’s Market intelligence including the post-market performance, safety intelligence, Adverse Event reports, Medication error reports, Patient Outcomes and Drug Master Files information.