January 4th, 2018
How well are you keeping up with new IP publications pertinent to your business?
Thousands of patent applications and issued patents publish around the world on a weekly basis. Of the almost 120,000 patents and applications published weekly in 2017:
- Which ones may have had financial impact to your business?
- Which ones threaten your short and long term competitiveness?
- Which ones offer opportunities for future expansion and growth?
Lyco Works now provides a monthly digest, highlighting publications of interest and impact to your business.
A new service offering for 2018. Read the rest of this entry »
October 2nd, 2017
Technology for License or Sale
Dr. Cynthia Boxrud formulated a pharmaceutical active into a cream and used it in her plastic surgery practice. She found that it significantly reduced the dark discoloration and swelling under the eyes.
Case #1: Before
Case #2: Before
Four products were developed, and sold on the QVC Shopping Channel. The product was successful in the marketplace, however, Dr. Boxrud made the decision to return to her surgical practice full time, and eventually decided to sell the technology.
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September 12th, 2017
Learn how successful entrepreneurs transform an idea into a successful product or service.
Lyco Works, in collaboration with Say Consulting LLC, is proud to announce our 1 day symposium workshop: “The Chemical Entrepreneur : From Concept to Commercialization.” With guests invited from industry and academia, Terry Say and I will speak at the Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS), in Charlotte NC on November 9th. Don’t forget to pre-register for the symposium when you register for the SERMACS conference so that we can provide your lunch. Read the rest of this entry »
August 4th, 2017
In one way or another, very few of us are left untouched by this disease. As many of you know, it’s been almost a year since I lost my Dad to cancer (along with several friends, I might add) so I was interested to read in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN Vol. 95 No. 11 July 3rd, 2017) that a new drug has been approved that treats cancers in any tissue –provided that the patient has a specific genetic profile. The FDA approval of Keytruda® (Merck & Co.) illuminates a paradigm shift in the approach to cancer research. Read the rest of this entry »
July 10th, 2017
In efforts directed at advancing our clients’ abilities to patent protect the consumer experiences (along with the configuration of their inventions,) Lyco Works has augmented patent analysis capabilities through acquisition of a license to PatSnap. Using this premium tool, we can now search over 122,000,000 patent documents from 119 jurisdictions around the world. The system also searches non-patent literature — particularly useful for chemical patent work, identification of patents litigated for infringement, and known license agreements.
Data can be synthesized and analyzed in numerous different ways, and graphically summarized to provide both detailed as well as executive summary information. This technology landscape summarizes around 1,200 patent documents assigned to The Procter & Gamble Co. that include visual, color, and tactile sensation claims.
Patents litigated for infringement are identified with red markers, while known licensed patents are marked in blue. Note the sky-blue “white-space” hiding behind the green patent hill in the foreground… Read the rest of this entry »
June 10th, 2017
Lyco Works and C-Synergies co-chaired the Atlanta IP Think Tank once again this year, hosted by Georgia State University College of Law. Bringing together around 35 individuals from local larger companies, representatives from Atlanta’s three major schools with technology transfer functions, Emory, GA Tech, and GSU, as well as representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and several sponsoring law firms. The individuals included senior patent attorneys, as well as business development specialists, dealmakers, and senior R&D leadership. Read the rest of this entry »
June 9th, 2017
The world’s top IP value creators have been named by Intellectual Asset Management Magazine. This credential recognizes leadership in the development of IP strategy and IP value creation by Lyco Works Incorporated.
The IAM research team spoke to a wide range of senior corporate IP managers in North America, Europe and Asia, as well as third-party IP service providers, in order to identify these IP leaders: men and women whose business is the creation, development and deployment of strategies that enable IP owners to gain maximum value from their portfolios. Only those individuals nominated multiple times by different parties as outstanding IP strategists are listed in the IAM Strategy 300. Read the rest of this entry »
January 17th, 2017
We’re seeing a whole lot of chatter over social media, and in the scientific literature on robotics. Our world is set to change over the next five to ten years thanks to autonomous vehicles, Artificial Intelligence, and advanced robotics. We also take a look at some “extreme” robots – those that might not fit into what many would consider a robot… And, we report on the world’s lamest robot too…
But what about soft & squishy robots?
When we think of robots, we typically think of them built from hard materials, such as plastics or metal — however, Harvard University recently announced a small robotic octopus, which is entirely soft, self powered, and untethered. Chemically powered by hydrogen peroxide, the eight squishy legs are moved in sets of four at a time using microfluidic controllers within the device. (C&EN 9/5/2016, New Scientist 9/3/2016) This is claimed to be the first robot made entirely of non-rigid materials as reported by the journal Nature.
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September 22nd, 2016
With genetically tailored treatments for cancer and other serious diseases becoming more mainstream, a look back through the DNA of multiple generations within a family will help future physicians better target healthcare plans for patients. However, once a loved one is cremated, or has been interred, their DNA is essentially lost forever. Wouldn’t it make sense to sample a loved one’s DNA at the funeral home, prior to cremation or burial?
Family owned and operated Rosedale Funeral Homes Ltd. (UK) engaged Lyco Works to conduct technical due diligence on a novel DNA preservation technique. “We’d like to offer it to our customers as a service, but we first need to confirm that it’s legitimate technology. This is a very conservative business.” Rosedale’s owners commented. Read the rest of this entry »
September 10th, 2016
Jason has a publication coming out in the November / December edition of IAM Magazine. The thesis of the 5,000 word paper is that:
- it is possible to patent protect human experiences induced by a product or service, and
- that there are lots of examples in the patent literature, including visual sensations, auditory, and tactile experiences,
- that patenting the human experience can add another layer of protection to your new product or service
- patenting the human experience can raise the bar from a technological point of view making it harder for your competitors to follow you.
We are looking forward to hearing your feedback on the article!