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  • 1. Entrepreneurial Aspect & ActivitiesState Of The Art Analysis Vakgroep Informatietechnologie – IBCN
  • 2. Intelligence is vitalState-of-the-art is the level of development achieved in a certain market, application domain, science or technology.Get to know your operating environment:  Know and understand the important market and technology trends in your sector.  Select the best-in-class technology.  Differentiate versus the competition.  Find partners and allies.  Research institutes  CompaniesVakgroep Informatietechnologie – Onderzoeksgroep IBCN p. 2
  • 3. Forecasting the futureThe future will be determined by the actions of individuals and organizations :  Scientific Research  IPR  Patents  Copyright,  Open source  Standard bodies & Professional organizations  Market reports  Industry trends  Corporate research labs  Startup companies  CompetitionVakgroep Informatietechnologie – Onderzoeksgroep IBCN p. 3
  • 4. Science & Scientific ResearchInterest in new technology is measured by:  Scientific publications and awards:  Journals  Conference proceedings  Increased R&D activities and science reports  Annual report Public Research Organisations or PRO’s: – IMEC, Fraunhofer, – IBBT, Telecom labs,..  EU databases (Cordis)  Increased patent activitiesVakgroep Informatietechnologie – Onderzoeksgroep IBCN p. 4
  • 5. EU Funded Research Results of EU funded research projects  Search by:  Market: culture/tourism  Technology: Mobile/Wireless  …  Project summary and partners:  Identify your competition  Find your future business partners  … and customers ! Web site:  http://cordis.europa.eu/ictresults/index.cfmVakgroep Informatietechnologie – Onderzoeksgroep IBCN p. 5
  • 6. Standards & Professional orgs. ISO: International Standards Organisation  http://www.iso.org/  Example: PDF ISO 3200 , PDF/A ISO 19005 W3C consortium:  http://www.w3.org/  Example: Mobile web at W3C IEEE:  http://www.ieee.org/  Example :IEEE Learning Technology Standards CommitteeVakgroep Informatietechnologie – Onderzoeksgroep IBCN p. 6
  • 7. Market Reports Market research reports:  Gartner,  OVUM,  Juniper, RHK, McKinsey,.. Government policy:  EU digital agenda  FP7Software services  http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ict/ssai/ Internet resourcesVakgroep Informatietechnologie – Onderzoeksgroep IBCN p. 7
  • 8. Corporate Research labs Nokia labs: NRC  http://research.nokia.com/ Google labs:  http://research.google.com/ Qualcomm research:  http://www.qualcomm.com/innovation/research/index.html Adobe Technology Lab  http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/Vakgroep Informatietechnologie – Onderzoeksgroep IBCN p. 8
  • 9. PatentsVakgroep Informatietechnologie – Onderzoeksgroep IBCN p. 9
  • 10. Are we free to operate ?Patents & IPRs are mainly associated with protectionThe most important issue of technological innovation is nevertheless: freedom to operate – check & analysis of existing prior IPR – to avoid infringements on exclusive rights of third parties – optimal implementation of the planned business strategy (partners, buy-build,…) Vakgroep Informatietechnologie – Onderzoeksgroep IBCN p. 10
  • 11. The iPhone - Android patent warVakgroep Informatietechnologie – Onderzoeksgroep IBCN p. 11
  • 12. Patents and youWhy check?  To know what happens in your domain/to know your competitors and what they do.  To avoid that one has to immediately stop exploitation activities for reasons of infringement of earlier existing IPRs.  To avoid compensation claims for such infringements.  To avoid to re-invent the wheel.  European industry spends yearly 20 000 000 000 € on re-inventing existing inventions, inventing products that cannot be commercialised anymore or on searching solutions for problems that are already solved. (2007)The obligation to check, the option to patent. Vakgroep Informatietechnologie – Onderzoeksgroep IBCN p. 12
  • 13. Patents in the innovation process MARKET INTRODUCTIONPreparation of production and EXPLOITATION of the patent: detection ofmarket introduction infringements, licensing out PRODUCT PATENT PROTECTION as possibility toSpecifying the prototype protect the invention. PROTOTYPEDevelopment and working SOURCE OF INFORMATION: are thereout of a concept valid patents or can I copy the invention freely? IDEADevelopment and collection of SOURCE OF INSPIRATION: INSPIRATIONideas state-of-the-art searches; can I build further on the existing patents? START Vakgroep Informatietechnologie – Onderzoeksgroep IBCN p. 13
  • 14. IPR databases The main public databases are:  U.S. PTO (http://www.uspto.gov): US Patent Office  WIPO (http://www.wipo.int): World Intellectual Property Organization  EPO (http://www.espacenet.com): European Patent Office  JPO (http://www.jpo.go.jp): Japanese Patent Office  CIPO (http://patents1.ic.gc.ca/): Canadian Intellectual Patent Office Google also is getting into patents:  http://www.google.com/patents We recommend: Espacenet  Patent search based on keywordsVakgroep Informatietechnologie – Onderzoeksgroep IBCN p. 14

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