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Don’t Get Swept Away by the Generative AI Hype (yet!): Here’s What IP Practitioners Can Do Now

There’s a whirlwind of excitement surrounding generative AI, and the IP space is noexception. At ClearstoneIP, we understand and share in the optimism – the ability toanalyze vast amounts of data and potentially revolutionize Freedom to Operate (FTO)analysis will be an exciting development. Indeed, we are currently working on severalground-breaking capabilities to powerfully leverage AI […]

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ClearstoneIP Partners with MaxVal to Deliver World Class Patent Searching Through Pioneering FTO Management Platform

ClearstoneIP, Inc., and MaxVal Group, Inc., today announced a partnership to strengthen and expand MaxVal’s IP search capabilities by offering a streamlined solution for managing the FTO assessment process. Leveraging access to the broadest set of patent search platforms, MaxVal’s team of analysts prepare in-depth search reports for its customers. The references from those reports […]

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The Modern FTO Framework: Strategies for Connected, Risk-Reduced Innovation

Webinar in Partnership with IP Watchdog Thursday, February 17, 2022, 11:00 AM EST Register Now With legal processes undergoing profound transformation, freedom-to-operate is ripe for modernization. Patent data has become unwieldy and it is no longer feasible to maintain analysis in spreadsheets as new purpose-built models are available to instinctively guide processes, integrate patent data, […]

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Clearstone FTO’s Enhanced Sharing Capabilities Make Collaboration Seamless and Smart

We’re excited to announce that Clearstone FTO has been recently enhanced with powerful new features to greatly improve collaboration between patent counsel and R&D.

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An IP Thought Leader Shares Her Experiences with Clearstone FTO

Jackie Hutter thinks differently about IP protection and business value creation, and has built her practice around maximizing businesses’ return on innovation investment. She has a unique ability to recognize and seize opportunity for her clients, rather than put up fences. In a recent article, Jackie shared her experiences using Clearstone FTO for patent search […]

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Three Keys to Effective Freedom-to-Operate Management

Freedom-to-operate is a murky world where the quality of the investigation greatly depends on the skills and resourcefulness of the lawyer or analyst doing the work. Best practices and standards of care are not very well defined and, even when systems exist, they are rarely adaptable to changing needs. It is our mission at ClearstoneIP […]

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ClearstoneIP Announces New FTO Platform

ClearstoneIP is proud to announce the beta release of its next generation freedom-to-operate management platform, Clearstone FTO. With guidance and feedback from IP industry leaders, we’ve infused this new web-based application with the ideal combination of best practices, workflows, and collaboration features to bring much-needed efficiency to a critical process. Some of the core features […]

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Accuracy and Speed in Patent Infringement Searching Need Not Be “One or the Other”

“Faster and better results at lower cost!” A claim so common it blends in with the hum of office chatter. We’d like to believe that patent searches could be turned around within a day or two, but it typically takes much longer.  We’d like to believe that the work returned to us includes everything we need […]

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Know Your Portfolio

“Which of our patents cover what the competitors are doing?” “Where are the holes in our patent coverage?” “Which of our patents cover our products?” “What the heck is in our patent portfolio?!?!”   A patent portfolio is both a sword and a shield; leverage your analysis with Clearstone Elements to wield both with agility. These are […]

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Why Semantic Searching Fails For Freedom-to-Operate (FTO) and What You Should Be Doing Instead (PART 3)

Part 3 of 3: What You Should Be Doing Instead This three-part series explains why conventional techniques, particularly “semantics-based” searching, fall short for freedom-to-operate (FTO) searching and analysis.  It then puts forth a solution for avoiding these problems. Part I was an introduction to the differences between the searches. Part II identified the deficiencies of semantic searching in relation to FTO analysis. Part III explains […]

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