Jul 08, 2018
Company strategies address a number of aspects such as market, technology, and partnerships. While all strategic decisions are important by definition, a bad decision in just one of these aspects could seal the fate of the company. A quick review of two companies in the mobile communications space -- ZTE and Huawei -- partly illustrates this. While similar in several aspects, partnerships and collaborations appear as a distinctive factor that determines, in part, the path of development of these companies.
Apr 23, 2018
The media attention that blockchain technology receives suggests significant activity in this space. Patenting activity in the U.S., however, shows a space that is growing relatively slowly and only about 35 "blockchain" companies.
Apr 16, 2018
Drones is one of the technologies we keep an eye on. While drones have become popular gadgets in consumer markets, their uses are diverse, including for example payload delivery, security and defense. An interesting fact: this space has had a 75% growth in patenting activity in the U.S. in the past 12 months compared to prior period.
Apr 14, 2018
Social networks and privacy have been among the topics that received the most attention this past week. Facebook, in particular, was the focus with its CEO giving testimony before Congress. I thought it'd be interesting to see what the numbers on patenting activity say about Facebook and privacy.
Apr 12, 2018
We've seen significant activity in this field in recent years. At least 2,800 U.S. patent grants given to more than 1,100 organizations (including companies, universities, and gov labs) since 2012.