折疊面板技術智慧財產權全景分析:主要行業參與者的關注重點是什麼?

Posted by Nabu Xavier on Jul 10, 2019 8:17:00 AM

我看到三星手機上有一些不錯的功能,希望 iPhone 也能具備。希望蘋果願意並且能夠使用這些功能,但我不知道三星是否會阻止我們。”

- Steve Wozniak

 

近年來,智慧手機行業一直以驚人的速度發展,主要製造商每年都會發佈更新和升級的旗艦智慧手機。在這場勢均力敵的技術競賽中,沒有人知道誰會勝出,也沒有人知道哪款產品會成為下一代 iPhone X 或 Galaxy Fold。對於外界而言,這個行業似乎發展快速,但如果瞭解專利的開發情況,便會發現這是 20 多年來逐步發展的結果。近期,三星、蘋果和其他主要廠商紛紛宣告準備推出折疊面板智慧手機,這引發人們對這行業新的猜測。

截至目前,我們掌握資訊並不多,無法判斷這些主要製造商正處於折疊面板技術開發的哪個階段。有人猜測,可折疊智慧手機即將問世,但各方沒有公佈任何進展,也沒有就這項產品的技術方面公開討論。在這種情況下,專利數據分析無疑是最可靠、最具洞察力的方法之一,可以揭開這個技術領域的神秘面紗。

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Tags: IP Data Quality, Patent Valuation, Patent Asset Index, IPO Analyses, IP Benchmarking, Patent Quality, Benchmarking


IP Landscape of Foldable Display Technology: What are the key players focusing on?

Posted by Nabu Xavier on Jun 24, 2019 2:03:51 PM

折疊面板技術智慧財產權全景分析:主要行業參與者的關注重點是什麼?(in Simplified Chinese)

 

 

 

There are good things I see on Samsung phones that I wish were in my iPhone. I wish Apple would use them and could use them, and I don't know if Samsung would stop us."

- Steve Wozniak

The smartphone industry has been evolving at break-neck speed, of late, with key players releasing updated and upgraded flagship smartphones every year. This technology race is close, and there is no telling who will succeed or which product will be the next iPhone X or Galaxy fold. To the rest of the world, this industry and its developments may seem fast but if you look at patent developments, you will realize that this has been happening gradually over more than 2 decades. With the most recent announcements from Samsung, Apple and other major players, all getting ready to launch foldable display smartphones, the industry is abuzz with new speculation.

So far, not much information is available about where these key players are at, in developing this new form of smartphone display technology. There is speculation that foldable smart phones are just around the corner, but no real world development has happened, nor is the technological aspects of the product overtly discussed. In such a situation, patent data analysis is one of the most reliable and insightful methods that can shed light into this otherwise unclear technology space.

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Tags: IP Data Quality, Patent Valuation, Patent Asset Index, IPO Analyses, IP Benchmarking, Patent Quality, Benchmarking


Artificial Intelligence: Terminator is far from reality

Posted by Nabu Xavier on Jun 3, 2019 8:01:55 AM

"Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, it might also be the last, unless we learn how to avoid the risks."

- Stephen Hawking

 

Despite its wide-spread adoption and further sub-technologies being developed over the years, the field of AI has remained murky to outsiders. For generations, Artificial Intelligence or AI has been depicted to the general public as a threat to our existence or as a superior being which deems our species unworthy of the planet. There exists a definite lack of precise definition of the field and there is little, to no information regarding where the world nations are at with respect to developing the technology.

In pursuit of enhancing the clarity on this topic, EconSight - a leading Switzerland-based Business Research and Consulting firm, partnered with PatentSight and the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property to conduct a deep-dive into the technology field of Artificial Intelligence. Kai Gramke, who is the CEO at EconSight, presented the findings from the study at the PatentSight Summit 2019.


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Tags: Technology, Patent Valuation, Patent Asset Index, PatentSight Summit, Artificial Intelligence, AI, Deep-dive, Future, Evolution of AI, trend scouting


How to use the Patent Asset Index™ for Patent Portfolio Benchmarking: IBM vs. Qualcomm (Use Case)

Posted by Nabu Xavier on Apr 30, 2019 3:40:11 PM

Being at least as good as the leader is a prerequisite to being competitive.”
— Peter Drucker

 Among the various uses for the Patent Asset Index™, one major area of application is in portfolio Benchmarking. Any company operating in the modern day sets goals for themselves, to guide them towards the success that they strive to achieve. Our unparalleled data quality and multi-pronged analysis tools ensure that decision makers get the right information at the right time to make decisions about the right goals to set.  

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Tags: IP Data Quality, Patent Valuation, Patent Asset Index, IPO Analyses, IP Benchmarking, Patent Quality, Benchmarking


A case study of Palantir: Using advanced patent analytics to aid investment decisions

Posted by Ninja Laufmann on Apr 29, 2019 2:04:15 PM

In a newly released whitepaper PatentSight takes a deep dive into the portfolio of Palantir – one of Silicon Valley’s most secretive companies – to demonstrate how advanced patent analytics can be used to provide critical insights for investment decisions.

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Tags: Technology, Patent Analysis, Patent Valuation, Innovation, Patent Asset Index, IPO Analyses


Insights into Medical Technology Field in light of planned GE Healthcare IPO

Posted by Andreas Lübbering on Mar 15, 2019 12:10:22 PM

Ranked among the top 10 global medical device companies as of revenue, General Electric is now about to file for an IPO to spin out its health-care unit GE Healthcare, as reported by CNBC. With the ongoing jump of Siemens Healthineers shares after their $5 Billion IPO, now GE Healthcare has caught the attention of investors in the medical device market. In this context, PatentSight shed light on the global top 10 medical device companies as of revenue in 2017 from a patent perspective.

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Tags: Mergers and Acquisitions, IP Data Quality, Patent Valuation, Patent Asset Index, IPO Analyses


Israeli Innovation Leader - A patent analysis

Posted by William Mansfield on Mar 12, 2019 9:32:59 AM

Recently, we applied the PatentSight Patent Asset Index methodology to gain a new insight into which of Israel’s research bodies are leading in innovation. The index assesses the strength of an organization’s patent portfolio in terms of quality of patents held measured by TechnologyRelevance™ and Market Coverage ™. So, what did we find?

 

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Tags: Science, Patent Analysis, Innovation, Patent Asset Index


Samsung’s runaway lead in foldable displays by Patent Asset Index™

Posted by William Mansfield on Mar 4, 2019 10:54:00 AM

End of February 2019 Samsung revealed its long rumored smart phone with a foldable display, the first of its kind to have an official release date. A number of players have been rumored to be working on such devices, however Samsung’s combination of in-house smartphone and display technologies may have led to it being first to market.

A closer look at the innovation landscape and the qualitative strength of the patent portfolios in the field of foldable smartphone technology shows the enormous lead Samsung has and the areas in which Apple has to catch up.

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Tags: Technology, Patent Analysis, Innovation, Patent Asset Index


Patent analysis reveals opportunities and concerns around the Bristol-Myers Squibb/Celgene merger

Posted by William Mansfield on Feb 25, 2019 4:46:01 PM

In January of this year, U.S. pharmaceutical manufacturers Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) and Celgene Corporation announced they had entered into a definitive merger agreement for BMS to acquire Celgene.

The stated aim of the merger is to create ‘a premier innovative biopharma company’ with a particular focus on building an expanded offering in the cancer and immunotherapy space. If completed, the transaction is expected to cost $74 billion in a cash and stock deal, whereby Celgene shareholders will receive 1.0 BMS share as well as $50 in cash for each share of Celgene.

Our analysis of the two firms’ respective patent portfolios provides insight into how this merger would affect the U.S. pharma market. For this analysis, we employed our Patent Asset IndexTM methodology, which scientifically assesses patent families against Key Performance Indicators of Technology RelevanceTM and Market CoverageTM.

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Tags: Science, Mergers and Acquisitions, Patent Analysis, Patent Asset Index


Tesla to buy Maxwell Technologies: an important technological edge in the battery market for electric cars

Posted by William Mansfield on Feb 7, 2019 9:47:00 AM

With the acquisition of Maxwell Technologies, Tesla expands its patent portfolio and includes technologies that may lead to a major advantage in the future technology of efficient batteries for electric cars. The company is a specialist in the field of energy storage. For Tesla this can mean a leap forward in the highly competitive field of battery technology for electric cars. A closer look at this acquisition scenario shows us in which technology areas Maxwell can significantly complement Tesla's patent portfolio.

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Tags: Technology, Mergers and Acquisitions, Patent Analysis, Innovation, Patent Asset Index