Author Archives: Jackie Hutter

10 Key IP Strategy for Innovative Companies to Maximize Business Value

In this post, I have consolidated the key principles foundational in my process of using IP Strategy to create and maximize business value in innovative organizations. (1) Rethink what patents should “protect”: If you are an innovator, the customer solution you provide is far more important than the product you are making. Full stop. This means that if you call a ...

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What's Your Innovation IP Strategy?

I recently had to give bad news to a new client, the CEO of a successful global electronic hardware company. This CEO hired me earlier this year to help ensure that his company's upcoming innovations, which were the product of a several year turnaround program, were protected from competitive knock-offs. I have completed a couple of projects for the company to date, and he now wanted to discuss IP protection for...

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A Startup Company’s Experiences with Open Innovation-Part 2 – Adventures of a Chief Frog Kisser

After many years of counseling small companies on how to license their technology to large companies as an IP attorney, the tables are now turned.  My new role is as CEO of a startup company with breakthrough battery charging technology available for licensing.  I am finding that many of the things I knew to be true as an expert, really ...

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Open Innovation Legal Insights

5 Biggest IP Legal Mistakes Small Companies Make When Working with Large Companies by Jackie Hutter Small companies CAN effectively partner with large companies in Open Innovation… Open Innovation guru Stefan Lindegaard recently asked me what the biggest IP legal mistakes small companies make when they are working with large companies. This is a subject very near and dear to ...

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Inventiveness and Patents Do Not Equal Innovation

We’re Measuring the Wrong Things by Jackie Hutter Few things infuriate me more than supposed experts who make statements along the lines of “patents are critical to innovation.” I have avoided stating my views widely in this forum because I didn’t want to get into a contest of one upmanship with my patent lawyer peers. However, in the last couple ...

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Intellectual Assets for Innovation

Interview – Jackie Hutter – The Hutter Group I had the opportunity to interview Jackie Hutter, Chief IP Strategist and Founder of The Hutter Group about the intellectual property and innovation. The Hutter Group is an IP business strategy consultancy that assists innovation-driven organizations, entrepreneurs and investment professionals in identifying opportunities to identify, capture and maximize value from intellectual property ...

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