The single biggest revolution in innovation over the past decade has been an increased reliance on external idea sources to find the ‘next new thing’. What I find so interesting about Iprova is that it provides a ‘smart’ way of doing this. The result is that Iprova has been able to raise the probability of innovation payoff.
Iprova provides us with very interesting 'out of the box' inventions that are relevant to our business. These drive both new opportunities for research and the expansion of our patent portfolio.
Iprova delivered on its promise to deliver inventions which are potentially relevant to future telecommunication systems. I’m impressed by its technology, associated services and efficiency.
Our customer wanted to support and protect a strategy related to Massive Open Online Courses. We worked with our customer to refine its strategy and product roadmap, and then created inventions that underpin this. As a result, the company was able to establish a patent portfolio that supports its strategic aims.
Our customer asked for inventions that could help define and, through patent protection, support differentiated services. We provided a range of inventions relating to a specific aspect of next generation smart grid technology. These were subsequently reviewed by our customer’s engineering, Intellectual Property and business teams. Resulting patent filings are helping drive the introduction of unique new services, supporting our customer in its aim to have differentiated yet highly customer relevant offerings in its market.
Our customer wanted future market and technical intelligence to guide a product roadmap and associated strategy. It then wanted to underpin the resulting strategy and roadmap with disruptive and protectable inventions to provide strong and enduring competitive differentiation. We helped with all stages of the project, ultimately delivering many inventions that were the subject of patent filings. The resulting patents will drive the introduction of future products and associated features.
Oil and gas exploration is both difficult and expensive. Our customer had a number of high value problems it wanted to solve. We contributed inventions and intelligence drawn from advances outside the oil and gas domain. These were therefore less likely to be visible to our customer, but were able to yield commercially relevant solutions which were added to those generated by our customer’s own R&D teams.
Our customer wished to create a patent portfolio in the area of Device-to-Device communication to extend a more general communications portfolio. We created a range of focused inventions aligned to emerging standards. These were reviewed by a leading technical consulting company working with our customer in the D2D area. Subsequent patent filings based on our inventions helped extend our customer’s patent portfolio, ensuring that it remains relevant for the next generation of communications technologies.
Our customer has a strategy that encompasses network functions virtualization, and wanted to create a patent portfolio in this area. We created a range of diverse and commercially relevant inventions that added to those coming from our customer’s own R&D teams. These inventions were reviewed by our customer’s research, business and Intellectual Property teams, and patents filed on those that extended the technical and market reach of our customer’s own research initiatives.
Our customer was seeking inventions addressing a specific aspect of autonomous vehicles. We delivered inventions which, because of their diversity, were seen as adding to those from our customer’s own research teams and yet at the same time were commercially relevant. Our customer selected and filed patents on inventions that brought new and unexpected elements to the field and supported its strategy.
Our customer asked for inventions in the area of intelligent image analysis and classification to help drive value added features of the next generation of medical scanner. Members of the customer’s research, business and Intellectual Property teams reviewed our inventions carefully. They then selected inventions to file patents on, with a view to gaining a unique and differentiated offering for their next generation of products.