Certification of Patent Information Professionals How about Certification of Patent Information Specialists? When does it come? Currently there is progress on this. Now the Articles and Rules are finished apart from some legal details. An invitation to apply for Prior Experience Recognition is scheduled for later this year while preparations for the first exams are

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Introduction Quote: “Basic scientists have never been entitled to a monopoly on their research; in modern times this research is heavily subsidized, but Newton, Darwin, and Einstein received neither intellectual monopoly, nor government subsidy”.( Boldrin & Levine page 19) This million dollar question in the title has been a topic of debate for almost a

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Patent citations for Human Resources   Some time ago I came across a very interesting article on the use of patent citations to recruit technical specialists. This article by Martin G. Moehrle, titled “Patent-based inventor profiles as a basis for human resource decisions in research and development” (Moehre, R&D Management, Vol. 35, No. 5, pp. 513-524,

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  As long as people live on earth, many inventions has been made to make life easier. In the old days inventions like fire, the wheel, electricity and cars has been done to improve the quality of life. An interesting book on more recent inventions that changed daily life can be found on the internet.

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The importance of National Patent Information User Groups Not a member yet? Please join!!!   Patent Information User Groups have been active in Europe for many years. The oldest and still biggest national user group can be found in the Netherlands (WON) founded in 1977 and the youngest one (a German user group called PING)

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  As mentioned in one of my last blogs, there will be for sure a break through before 2020 in the storage of electric energy for electric vehicles in order to improve the capacity of the cars and make them able to be used on longer distances. Another new invention will be in the field

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The synthetic turf industry is experiencing rapid growth – all numeric indicators point to a banner year in 2015 and beyond for the turf industry.  For competitive reasons, companies in the synthetic grass industry keep a tight lid on their sales, market share and potential growth figures. However, the Synthetic Turf Council (Atlanta, US) has

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  At the PatInfo2015  conference in Ilmenau I gave an update on my article published in World Patent Information on Successful EP-oppositions (World Patent Information Volume 35, Issue 2, June 2013, Pages 126–129 )   General information The continuation of the study to the opposition behaviour of the EPO is showing a stable opposition rate over the

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All trend watchers came to the same conclusion: One of the most surest development will be in the area of electric vehicles. Before 2020 we have a fully operating electric vehicle that is competitive to the existing gasoline cars. This will satisfy a strong need of the public and also is highly feasible. After the first car

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Markets are increasingly complex, international, and contain a technological component. Thanks to patent landscape analysis, more companies are gaining an overview of a technology sector, their competitors and the chronological development of technology areas. Organizations are able to reach a better assessment of the economic value of their patent portfolios, and their strategic position based

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