IPwe X SkanSense Success Story

13 July 2022

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IPwe X SkanSense Success Story

Overview

LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is a technology that employs light in the form of a pulsed laser and a highly accurate method to measure distances, enabling improvements in everyday life such as safe autonomous driving and robotic applications.  The global LiDAR market, which was valued at $1.5 billion in 2020, is projected to be $7 billion by 2027[1]. IPwe announced SkanSense, a Madrid-based SME with 9 LiDAR assets, as the LiDAR Smart Pool’s first founder in April 2022.

SkanSense was founded in 2016 out of the European Space Agency (ESA) incubation program and specializes in autonomous vehicles and LiDAR, cooperating with the Centre of Excellence for Testing and Research of Autonomous Vehicles (CETRAN) in Singapore, the Society of American Engineers (SAE Edge) and has received multiple awards in technology by the Spanish MIT Economic Forum,  Copernicus Masters, and the SMEs European Program.

Challenge

Traditional patent licensing is typically a laborious procedure that requires extensive legal services. This means that intellectual property unintentionally creates a barrier to mass adoption in emerging technologies because it is difficult for patent holders in these niche technologies to create licensing opportunities for their patents. In addition, complex technologies like LiDAR systems include multiple technologies and architectures that are difficult to structure and access.

Solution

IPwe’s Smart Pools are an efficient solution for companies like SkanSense to unlock the value of their assets through a licensing structure that effectively encourages them to bring their innovations to market. Additionally, IPwe’s Smart Pool helps companies access complex technologies like LiDAR systems in a structured, simplified way. SkanSense simply contributed licensing rights of their selected patents to the LiDAR Smart Pool and now can generate a revenue stream via member companies that pay an annual fee to access SkanSense’s licenses. This tiered member fee is based on a member company’s revenue, allowing companies of all sizes to feasibly join the pool at their specific pricing tier, further enabling innovation in the LiDAR space while creating an additional revenue stream for SkanSense.

Result: LiDAR Smart Pool

In comparison to the typical year-long setup process that traditional patent pools entail, IPwe launched the LiDAR Smart Pool with SkanSense less than two weeks after meeting with SkanSense Founder and CEO, Cristina Porcel Magnusson. IPwe’s blockchain-enabled Smart Pools have standardized the patent pool procedure, resulting in faster agreements and lower member costs that now enable SkanSense to monetize their otherwise unused assets.

IPwe's Digital Link Smart Pool


 

About IPwe

Founded in 2018, IPwe is a global innovation platform leveraging the power of artificial intelligence, predictive analytics and blockchain technology. Through the IPwe Platform, large enterprises, SMEs, owners, those looking to enhance their innovation profiles and those with a legal, technical or financial focus benefit from our mission to empower innovation in emerging technologies. IPwe is committed to improving ROI whether measured by dollar returns, jobs created, ventures launched, or problems solved by increasing transparency, lowering costs and enhancing returns for the entire innovation ecosystem.

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Head of Marketing
“AI and Blockchain Are Helping to Transform IP Market, says Erich Spangenberg”

1 June 2022

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“AI and Blockchain Are Helping to Transform IP Market, says Erich Spangenberg”

“Not only are fast-paced developments in AI and blockchain technology generating a wave of patentable inventions. They are also creating new ways to license and monetize those innovations. At the forefront of this shift is IPwe, the Paris-based FinTech IP company owned by patent market veteran Erich Spangenberg. IAM sat down with him to get the inside track on how the use of AI and blockchain is enabling new patterns of IP commercialization, and the future opportunities for patent pools”.

In a recent interview by IAM, Erich Spangenberg, IPwe’s Chief Executive Officer, explained how IPwe’s Smart Pools are a novel approach to intellectual property licensing. “The difference between us and MPEG-LA or Avanci is that the return to the founders is not based on how many patents you contribute. In other pools, you get paid based on how many patents you brought to the party, so what happens is the most important patents are wildly undervalued because they are the pioneer patents. We use a public-disclosed algorithm, updated every quarter, to calculate which patentees get what proportion of the licensing fees,” said Spangenberg.

The article went on to explain how IPwe’s Smart Pools focus on emerging technology areas where there is little IP commercialization to provide a decent return for founders, stimulate technology adoption, and promote commercial opportunities, such as the metaverse and LiDAR technologies. For example, IPwe recently launched the LiDAR Smart Pool, founded by Madrid-based SME, skanSENSE. “The LiDAR Smart Pool is a tremendous opportunity for innovative companies like skanSense. The process was simple and the first contact with IPwe to launch took less than two weeks. I will be working closely with the IPwe team to select key players In the LiDAR ecosystem, such as SMEs and larger innovators, and engage them in the Smart Pool as Founders and Members. LiDAR technology is entering a critical phase of adoption with applications in multiple industries and I look forward to leading this effort,” said Founder and CEO of skanSENSE, Cristina P. Magnusson.

 

To read the original article in IAM, written by Adam Houldsworth, please visit: https://www.iam-media.com/patent-pools/ai-powered-patent-pools-open-business-despite-some-market-scepticism.


About IPwe
Founded in 2018, IPwe is a Paris-based FinTech leveraging the power of artificial intelligence, predictive analytics and blockchain technology. Through the IPwe Platform, large enterprises, SMEs, owners, those looking to enhance their innovation profiles and those with a legal, technical or financial focus benefit from IPwe’s mission to empower innovation in emerging technologies. IPwe is committed to improving ROI whether measured by dollar returns, jobs created, ventures launched, or problems solved by increasing transparency, lowering costs and enhancing returns for the entire innovation ecosystem.

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Mia Mixan
Head of Marketing

23 May 2022

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IPwe Announces Over 300 Smart Pool Members

IPwe, the one-stop global innovation platform for licensing emerging technologies, revealed at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, that over 300 members have joined its Smart Pools in Blockchain, Digital Link, ESG, LiDAR, and Metaverse technologies in the last four months.

IPwe’s revolutionary Smart Pool ecosystem creates the ideal setting for innovators to monetize their innovation assets while offering SMEs and enterprise participants alike a force multiplier and faster capacity to execute on go-to-market solutions. The Smart Pool workflow is simple: the Founders, leaders in various technologies, contribute licensing rights of their selected patents to the pool, and Members join and are free to build on these key innovations to further enhance adoption and greater economic opportunity.

IPwe’s Smart Pools are blockchain-enabled and built using CasperLabs NFT-based chain of custody (CoC) solution for public patent records on the Casper public blockchain. By using blockchain technologies on the back-end of IPwe’s Smart Pools, the patents are created and securely stored as NFTs, so that patent ownership is traceable and the NFT functions as the patent’s authenticated data warehouse. “We are working with CasperLabs to change the nature of intellectual property and innovation — together we make adoption and commercial opportunity the hallmarks of our Smart Pools for enterprise, universities and SMEs,” said IPwe’s Global Head of Business Development, Lavinia Meliti.

Erich Spangenberg, IPwe’s CEO, will be discussing IPwe’s 313 Smart Pool members’ announcement at the Blockchain Hub Davos 2022 hosted by CasperLabs and CV Labs. “In just four months, IPwe signed over 300 Smart Pool member companies, building on Casper‘s blockchain infrastructure, because Casper provides us with the strongest and most sustainable solution to supercharge innovation in emerging technologies,” said Spangenberg.

Interested technology leaders can contact IPwe via https://ipwe.com/.


 

About IPwe

Founded in 2018, IPwe is a global innovation platform leveraging the power of artificial intelligence, predictive analytics and blockchain technology. Through the IPwe Platform, large enterprises, SMEs, owners, those looking to enhance their innovation profiles and those with a legal, technical or financial focus benefit from IPwe’s mission to empower innovation in emerging technologies. IPwe is committed to improving ROI whether measured by dollar returns, jobs created, ventures launched, or problems solved by increasing transparency, lowering costs and enhancing returns for the entire innovation ecosystem.

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Head of Marketing

19 May 2022

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Digital Link 2027: A New Era of Barcodes and Navigating the IP Landscape

The Digital Link Smart Pool initiative, pioneered by IPwe, provides a one-of-a-kind structure for businesses to gain access to crucial patent-protected Digital Link technologies. Allowing you to successfully traverse the IP landscape as the traditional licensing model’s inefficiency, expense, and complexity are eliminated while also accessing a new era of barcodes to enter Digital Link 2027.

The New Era of Barcodes

One of the biggest challenges brands face is keeping up with innovation, and in a world of Smart Phones, Smart TVs, Smart Homes, and even Smart Cities, brands must innovate Smart Packaging as well. Promoted by key players such as Walmart, the industry and GS1 have set a date to make the transition to accepting 2D barcodes at point-of-sale (referred to as Sunrise 2027). There is widespread enthusiasm for the transition from linear 1D to data-rich 2D barcodes, with 92% of brand owners and 82% of retailers in support of the switch.

To achieve this, a combined effort is required from not only the brand owners and retailers themselves, but standards organizations, industry partners, manufacturers, and Intellectual Property rights holders.

Why switch to 2D barcodes with more data? The first conventional UPC barcode was scanned in 1974, but technology has advanced considerably since then, as have consumer needs.

Customers now expect more data and interaction than ever before, increased product information, supply chain transparency, and engagement. Most importantly, customers want this to be easy and accessible. Using the Food Industry as an example, a study published by FMI and Label Insight showed that 93% of consumers say it is important for brands to provide detailed information about what is in food and how it is made. Furthermore, 74% of consumers said they would switch to a brand with more in-depth product information, in addition to what appears on the label.

This is not to say that traditional barcodes are not functional; they were, after all, designed for the point-of-sale only. Or put simply, to go “beep” at the checkout – a significant innovation 50 years ago. Brands and retailers have made significant technological progress since then, and QR Code reach has grown by 96% since 2018.

Data-rich 2D barcodes are not limited to UPC or EAN codes; they can also store large amount of data and link to the web. By embedding product identifiers into the web, 2D barcodes act as a gateway to consumer information.

With 2D barcodes, you can add further Digital Link functionality, and combine a URL with other QR Code features and critical data. A unique product identifier may then be leveraged in a unified, consistent way across the supply chain, point-of-sale, and your consumer’s experience.

Using a unique product ID in a Digital Link opens a whole new universe of innovative applications and use-cases. With the right technologies, you can compress large amounts of complex data into a compact, easy-to-read QR Code as you fight for space on product packaging.

This is more than simply adding a GTIN to the end of a URL; or even placing a 2D code next to a linear barcode. It is not about confusing customers with multiple barcodes on their product, it is all about using a single, data-rich barcode to support multiple channels, whether you are a supplier, retailer or customer.

In the next 5 years, the GS1 Digital Link technology format will undoubtedly make great strides in replacing traditional UPC / EAN barcodes entirely. A single 2D barcode will provide point-of-sale functionality and a consumer-facing URL.

Following numerous consultations with leading, global consumer goods brands, it is evident that the consumer-facing aspects of innovation are critical to brand strategy. Traditional brand management has been disrupted by innovation and emerging technologies, as consumer behaviors continue to evolve rapidly. Thus, as a brand owner, you should consider the following when connecting your product packaging with customer experience.

#1 Big Data

Consumer behavior is evolving and becoming more complex. For brands that want to better understand their consumers’ wants and needs, using data from the customer lifecycle via Digital Link technology is mission critical. A recent survey by Inmar Intelligence showed the following:

– Only 9% of consumers are not comfortable sharing their data with brands/retailers

– 65% of shoppers are willing to share their data with retailers, but they expect a better experience

– 90% of consumers believe that a brand’s ability to personalize their shopping experience impacts the amount they spend/shop with that brand

This data can be utilized to produce invaluable analytics for brands about their customer journey, the effectiveness of various touch points, and common pain points. Marketing campaigns and new sales channel strategies can then be developed from these data building blocks.

A 2020 report by McKinsey stated their belief that CPG companies should rely on several key principles when developing more accurate projections for the ‘next normal’. Included was the importance of base analytics on the most up-to-date understanding of consumer behaviors, also citing digital engagement data in this report.

 

#2 Hyper-Personalization

Brands can no longer rely on a ‘one size fits all’ approach to consumer interactions. Although it increasingly sounds like the latest corporate buzzword, hyper-personalization is a highly powerful tool. According to SmarterHQ, 72% of consumers say they now only engage with marketing messages that are personalized and tailored to their interests.

Data is king, and hyper-personalization is the use of data to deliver tailored and more personal information and experiences. A Digital Link is an effective conduit to execute this.

 

#3 Product Information

Consumers expect more and more product information before they make a purchase. The cornerstone of consumer-brand relationships is trust. Providing a customer with detailed product information builds trust, and instils the confidence they need to make a well-informed buying decision.

A recent report by AIPIA & Accenture found that the #1 use-case for Smart Connected Packaging was ‘To provide consumers with richer product information’ and a Digital Link is the consumer’s gateway to this product information.

 

#4 Gamification

A great customer experience is not just about access to product information. It is about higher-level interaction to increase engagement.

Gamification via Digital Link technology is a fantastic way to do this. Consumers can participate in play-to-win competitions, interactive quizzes, and in-app games. Rewards can be gained, incentives can be leveraged with special offers, and the Digital Link can be used to digitalize brand loyalty programs.

 

#5 Sustainability

Traceability, and trusted data captured and shared across the entire supply chain using a Digital Link, can help optimize supply chains for measuring and managing environmental impact, such as carbon footprint.

Although seemingly moving away from customer interaction to supply chain – if this trusted data is shared with consumers, supported by the same 2D barcode as the supply chain, this brings clear benefits to brand relationships with increasingly eco-conscious consumers.

 

#6 Product Recalls

The business impact of an urgent product recall can be catastrophic to a company’s reputation, particularly if not handled properly.

A Digital Link is an enabler for trusted supply chain data. Using a unique identifier in a 2D barcode, contaminated products can be traced across various points throughout the supply chain, from ‘farm to fork’.

 

#7 Brand Protection

Brand protection, particularly in the luxury goods sector, is of the utmost importance. Genuine brand customers can be lost if they purchase a counterfeited product, to the detriment of the brand’s image.

From fine wines to jewelry, designer apparel to cosmetics, encrypted and tamper-proof Digital Link solutions can be deployed to effectively protect premium brands and their products.

 

#8 Intellectual Property

The IP landscape bridges the gap between the technical core specifications and the implementation of many of the key features that build on top of the existing standard, in a consistent way. Widespread adoption of the GS1 Digital Link by 2027 can only be achieved with the participation of industry bodies, manufacturers and Intellectual Property rights holders.

Leading global standards organizations, such as GS1, always inform that the implementation of one or more features of their technical specifications may be the subject of a patent or other Intellectual Property rights. Despite this, general awareness of such an imperative point among Interactive Packaging adopters is remarkably low, as is awareness of the solution – access to this critical Intellectual Property.

Brand innovators with the best intentions want to develop additional Interactive Packaging features. Understandably they want to go further than the basic specifications only, but are often missing the proverbial golden key to unlock the full potential of the GS1 Digital Link – IP rights from those that have led the way in the development of this technological area.

In contrast to the typical approach of using IP rights to exclude, many top innovators in this space are now looking to promote GS1 Digital Link adoption and Interactive Packaging innovation by improving others’ IP Landscape. These innovative leaders, such as mobiLead and Advanced Track & Trace, have used their expertise to develop patented best-in-class technologies that can be deployed by brands that obtain the necessary rights to improve their IP landscape.

IPwe Smart Pool

IPwe’s Digital Link Smart Pool

Pioneered by IPwe, the Digital Link Smart Pool initiative provides a unique, unprecedented framework for brands to access these key patent-protected Digital Link technologies so you can successfully navigate the IP landscape with ease. Without the inefficiency, cost and complexity of the conventional licensing model.

IPwe takes care of the licenses to the relevant patents you need and removes traditional barriers to entry, so your R&D teams can focus on what they do best: innovating and implementing technology to give your company a competitive advantage, with the freedom to innovate.

With the necessary technical solutions and frameworks developed by innovators like mobiLead, Advanced Track & Trace, and IPwe, these features can be implemented, using the GS1 Digital Link standard and the relevant Intellectual Property, to improve your IP landscape. Digital transformation is sweeping CPG companies across the world, as brand owners and retailers try to keep up with the increasing rate of innovation.

In conclusion, GS1 Digital Link technology is the key enabler of Smart Packaging solutions. And for the largest CPG brands, Smart Packaging offers a solution to their biggest challenges. Entire product ecosystems are being digitalized and revolutionized with a single barcode that supports supply chain operations, point-of-sale, and customer interactions. After all, it still has to beep at the checkout!

 


Author: Jamie Ringsell, Enterprise Account Development

Jamie Ringsell, IPwe’s Enterprise Account Development, has a proven track record of leading sales operations and delivering client-focused solutions that increase revenues, profit, and market share in highly competitive technology markets. As IPwe’s lead executive for the Digital Link Smart Pool, Jamie also works closely with key GS1 Digital Link partners & industry associations, such as mobiLead, Advanced Track & Trace, and AIPIA.

 

About IPwe

Founded in 2018, IPwe is a global innovation platform leveraging the power of artificial intelligence, predictive analytics and blockchain technology. Through the IPwe Platform, large enterprises, SMEs, owners, those looking to enhance their innovation profiles and those with a legal, technical or financial focus benefit from IPwe’s mission to empower innovation in emerging technologies. IPwe is committed to improving ROI whether measured by dollar returns, jobs created, ventures launched, or problems solved by increasing transparency, lowering costs and enhancing returns for the entire innovation ecosystem.

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200 Smart Pool members

11 April 2022

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IPwe Announces Over 200 Smart Pool Members

Innovation leader announces 200 new Smart Pool members in just 3 months from launch

 

IPwe, the one-stop innovation platform for licensing emerging technologies, today announced that over 200 members have joined their Smart Pools in Blockchain, the Metaverse, and Digital Link technologies in the last 3 months. This growth of members is unprecedented in the intellectual property space as demonstrated by the fact that one of the most well-known traditional patent pools has only 48 members after six years of operation.

Technology innovation is frequently unavailable to SMEs due to budget constraints and the competition that large companies represent. IPwe recognizes innovation as a constructive force for change, and its mission is to assist SMEs and startups in bringing their innovations to market. For this reason, IPwe will continue to offer low membership fees to encourage innovation in emerging technologies while maintaining a constant focus on cost containment and efficiency. According to IPwe’s CEO, Erich Spangenberg, the Blockchain, Metaverse, and Digital Link Smart Pools have seen exponential membership growth in the last three months due to this unique focus on cost reduction and transaction efficiency, which truly encourages innovation. “We started with the idea that exponential technologies could fundamentally change how business is done in the IP market and now we are proving it,” said Erich Spangenberg, Co-Founder and CEO of IPwe.

“Through our one-stop innovation marketplace, we have brought over 1,000 innovations in blockchain, metaverse, and digital link technologies to our 200 members that they can now build on to encourage adoption and commercial opportunities. We will continue to alter how SMEs and large enterprise approach innovation as we extend our Smart Pools across diverse emerging technology sectors including LiDAR, ESG and Cybersecurity”, said Lavinia Meliti, Global Head of Business Development of IPwe.

 

Interested technology leaders can contact IPwe via https://ipwe.com/.

 


 

About IPwe

Founded in 2018, IPwe is a global innovation platform leveraging the power of artificial intelligence,  predictive analytics and blockchain technology. Through the IPwe Platform, large enterprises, SMEs, owners, those looking to enhance their innovation profiles and those with a legal, technical or financial focus benefit from our mission to empower innovation in emerging technologies. IPwe is committed to improving ROI whether measured by dollar returns, jobs created, ventures launched, or problems solved by increasing transparency, lowering costs and enhancing returns for the entire innovation ecosystem.

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“What Does Intellectual Property Look Like in Web3?”

7 April 2022

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What Does Intellectual Property Look Like in Web3?

“Lavinia Meliti, Global Head of Business Development at IPwe says that businesses have the potential to build and improve their business experiences or processes in Web3”.

In Forbes Colombia’s recent article, Lavinia Meliti, IPwe’s Global Head of Business Development, introduced IPwe’s Metaverse Smart Pool which stimulates and promotes innovation in metaverse technologies by removing the barriers that intellectual property typically imposes via a new intellectual property in Web3 strategy.

The Forbes article explained, if a small-to-medium enterprise (SME) needed metaverse-related innovations for its own business, such as a gaming business, it would not have to spend a lot of money researching who in the market has the best patents (search costs) or negotiating the royalty rate to be paid with each patent owner (the cost of negotiation). The company could simply join the Metaverse Smart Pool to receive access to a large number of metaverse-related technologies licensed through the IPwe Platform by Founders, who are technology leaders in the space.

Smart Pools provide both patent holders (Founders) and implementers (Members) with the tools they need to make the most of their patent portfolios. By facilitating the right “Founders” for the pool with important innovations to offer the world and leveraging the IPwe Platform to offer standardized licensing terms at the lowest rates available, IPwe ensures that the Members get added benefits that help improve their innovation and protect them from abusive patent practices.

In the case of the Metaverse Smart Pool, Open Meta Foundation is the pool’s first Founder and has contributed 66 assets to the pool. There are currently 67 members in the Metaverse Smart Pool that can freely innovate with any or all of Open Meta Foundation’s 66 assets. An IPwe Metaverse Smart Pool Member, CEO of ePlay Digital, Trevor Doerksen, stated that ePlay is “…thrilled to be working with IPwe to enable ePlay Digital to protect, democratize, manage risk, and innovate our sports and entertainment worlds with advanced metaverse, web3, and blockchain technologies”.

 

To date, almost 200 Members have joined IPwe’s Smart Pools. Membership to IPwe’s Metaverse Smart Pool is free for SMEs with an aggregate annual revenue below $1 million for a limited time only. To join, please visit https://ipwe.com/quick-sign-up-to-smart-pools/.

To read the original article about Intellectual Property in Web3 in Forbes Colombia in Spanish, please visit https://forbes.co/2022/04/06/actualidad/patentes-en-el-metaverso-como-es-la-propiedad-intelectual-en-la-web3/ .

 


 

About IPwe

Founded in 2018, IPwe is a global innovation platform leveraging the power of artificial intelligence,  predictive analytics and blockchain technology. Through the IPwe Platform, large enterprises, SMEs, owners, those looking to enhance their innovation profiles and those with a legal, technical or financial focus benefit from IPwe’s mission to empower innovation in emerging technologies. IPwe is committed to improving ROI whether measured by dollar returns, jobs created, ventures launched, or problems solved by increasing transparency, lowering costs and enhancing returns for the entire innovation ecosystem.

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Head of Marketing
Digital Link Smart Pool

2 February 2022

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IPwe Announces Advanced Track and Trace as an Initial Founder in IPwe’s Digital Link Smart Pool

The GS1 Digital Link Smart Pool gives SMEs and enterprises access to critical digital link technologies to promote innovation and adoption

Paris, FRANCE, February 2, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Advanced Track and Trace (ATT) joins MOBILEAD as an initial Founder of IPwe’s GS1 Digital Link Smart Pool by contributing 35 granted patents. With over 5 million barcodes scanned daily, access to the combined assets of MOBILEAD and ATT is a paradigm shift for any enterprise that utilizes barcode technology. Digital link and GS1 standard technologies, that are used across 25 different industries, simplify product packaging through a single, globally-recognized code that is compatible for use among consumers, point-of-sale, and the supply chain as a whole.

“IPwe has worked extensively to unlock intellectual property hindrances that affect supply chain inefficiencies and security,” said Erich Spangenberg, Chief Executive Officer at IPwe. “In the very near future, we will announce additional Founders that will contribute additional technology to promote digital link innovation and adoption and announce a significant number of companies joining as Members to secure this advantage. With MOBILEAD and ATT’s contributions to the Digital Link Smart Pool, the Smart Pool is off to an excellent start and will only improve with time. Through MOBILEAD’s and ATT’s leadership as the initial Founders, the IPwe Digital Link Smart Pool and IPwe technology terms, that were unheard of in prior patent pools, are now available, including permitting SMEs with annual revenue under $1 million to join the Digital Link Smart Pool at no annual cost”.

Smart Pools provide both patent holders (Founders) and implementers (Members) with the tools they need to make the most of their portfolios. By facilitating the right Founders for the pool with important innovations to offer the world and leveraging the IPwe Platform to offer standardized licensing terms at the lowest rates available, IPwe ensures that the Members get added benefits that help improve their innovation and protect them from abusive litigation practices.

“The contributions from MOBILEAD and ATT represent the opportunity for innovation by claiming the most basic aspects of the digital link technology regarding encoding as well as code and tag verification, while also protecting other relevant inventions such as disclosing code and tag security features. Through the Digital Link Smart Pool, Members can easily secure key protections for the implementation of this innovative technology now as well as for its ensuing developments”, says Raul Diaz Morales, Vice President of Smart Services at IPwe.

“We are elated to become a Founder of IPwe’s Digital Link Smart Pool. This new venture, using our most relevant patents, together with MOBILEAD, will facilitate access to the brand ecosystem, enabling SMEs and enterprises to secure QR Code reading with the most efficient digital technology from ATT,” says Jérôme Pichot, President of Advanced Track and Trace.

“Widespread adoption of a standard is only possible with the involvement and commitment of standards bodies, industry partners, manufacturers and intellectual property rights holders. Based on several relevant patents, the Digital Link Smart Pool offers a unique framework in the field of interactive packaging – not only granting the freedom to operate but also offering defensive benefits to protect brand owners.”, explains Laurent Tonnelier, MOBILEAD’s President.

To request more information on the Digital Link Smart Pool, please visit www.ipwe.com.


 

About IPwe
IPwe is the world’s first global innovation platform leveraging the power of artificial intelligence and blockchain technology. Through the IPwe Platform, large enterprises, SMEs, owners, those looking to enhance their innovation profiles and those with a legal, technical or financial focus benefit from IPwe’s mission to empower innovation in emerging technologies. IPwe is committed to improving ROI whether measured by dollar returns, jobs created, ventures launched, or problems solved by increasing transparency, lowering costs and enhancing returns for the entire innovation ecosystem.

About Advanced Track and Trace
ATT provides Digital Security Features with serialization and anti-copy solutions. ATT holds more than 55 patents families and operates on high value added markets to fight against counterfeiting, grey markets and illicit trade; ATT unique Digital codes are breakthrough technology to protect, Banknotes, Identity documents and Brand protection for manufactured good. For more information please visit advancedtrackandtrace.com.

About MOBILEAD
MOBILEAD first became a Founder of IPwe’s Digital Link Smart Pool on October 20th, 2021. MOBILEAD is involved in several standards-body, including the GS1 Digital Link initiative. Since its foundation, MOBILEAD has pursued a steadfast vision to enable industrial scale production, management, and tracking of unique identifiers on billions of manufactured objects and consumer goods. MOBILEAD holds several patents, in Europe, China and the US, in the field of Automatic Identification, Security, and Blockchain.

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“Patent Tokenization: NFTs Break into Intellectual Property”

13 January 2022

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Patent Tokenization: NFTs Break into Intellectual Property

The current process requires lawyers, contracts, a lot of paperwork, now by using NFTs the whole model is simplified”

Lavinia Meliti, IPwe’s Global Head of Business Development, was interviewed by Bloomberg Línea about how IPwe’s Smart Pools are striving to encourage adoption of emerging technologies, such as Blockchain and the Metaverse through patent NFTs that are leading Web3 intellectual property.

IPwe focuses on emerging technologies where tech leaders can contribute patents to, to further generate revenue, and SMEs can join for a small yearly subscription, to acquire the licenses needed to enter an emerging technology market at a feasible price point.

IPwe aims to remove all barriers to innovation for SMEs. With a smart IP strategy, backed by the expertise of an AI and blockchain-powered company like IPwe, SMEs have an opportunity to level up the playing field. They can enjoy easier access to groundbreaking patents, letting them pursue innovation efforts that are affordable and potentially lucrative.

To read the English version of the original article written by Daniel Salazar Castellanos, please visit Bloomberg Línea.


About IPwe
IPwe is the world’s first global innovation platform leveraging the power of artificial intelligence and blockchain technology. Through the IPwe Platform, large enterprises, SMEs, owners, those looking to enhance their innovation profiles and those with a legal, technical or financial focus benefit from IPwe’s mission to empower innovation in emerging technologies. IPwe is committed to improving ROI whether measured by dollar returns, jobs created, ventures launched, or problems solved by increasing transparency, lowering costs and enhancing returns for the entire innovation ecosystem.

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Mia Mixan
Head of Marketing
“AI-Powered Patent Pools Open for Business”

8 January 2022

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AI-Powered Patent Pools Open for Business

“Recently launched patent pools, IPwe and Alium, have both made AI a central part of their offerings, but critics claim the technology is still too immature to add value”

 

In IAM’s recent article about IPwe’s Smart Pool program, Jonas Block, IPwe’s Head of Product Management, predicted that many other patent pools will begin to implement AI technology to faster examine patent quality at a vastly lower price. “What we will see is that AI will help to reduce the noise and just focus on the few patents – the core patents that matter. I also hope that AI brings SMEs into the game” said Jonas. IPwe has invested over $40 million dollars into the Smart Pool program’s AI technology that has been perfected since its initial development in 2007.

The article went into further detail about how IPwe’s Smart Pool program focuses on emerging technologies, such as the metaverse. By using IPwe’s core AI engine, the pool’s patents can be evaluated at a low cost to produce a quality report. This quality report allows the pools to require a specific quality threshold. This innovative quality ranking system not only allows the pools to filter out inferior patents but also incentivizes large companies to pledge patents of the highest quality to the pool, as the pool’s revenue shares are appropriated not by the mass of patents pledged to the pool but by the quality of such patents.

Utilizing AI technologies in patent pools will not replace a detailed analysis a lawyer would do, but drives the costs down for patents in emerging technologies, ultimately allowing SMEs and start-ups the opportunity to join IPwe’s Smart Pools at little to no cost. “The cost of filing for patents is already prohibitive for many small businesses, and if you tell them they need an additional $30,000 in legal fees to join a patent pool, many “would just say ‘I’m out’,” said Jonas.

 

To read the original article in IAM, written by Angela Morris, please visit https://www.iam-media.com/patent-pools/ai-powered-patent-pools-open-business-despite-some-market-scepticism.

 


About IPwe
IPwe is the world’s first global innovation platform leveraging the power of artificial intelligence and blockchain technology. Through the IPwe Platform, large enterprises, SMEs, owners, those looking to enhance their innovation profiles and those with a legal, technical or financial focus benefit from IPwe’s mission to empower innovation in emerging technologies. IPwe is committed to improving ROI whether measured by dollar returns, jobs created, ventures launched, or problems solved by increasing transparency, lowering costs and enhancing returns for the entire innovation ecosystem.

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Mia Mixan
Head of Marketing

30 December 2021

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IPwe China Commits to Accelerating Innovation

Research on Innovation and Intellectual Property

IPwe China’s research, which was co-written with the Shandong Financial Assets Exchange Center, on Innovation Models for Intellectual Property Pledge Financing for Sci-tech Innovation Enterprises was published in Shandong Social Science Forum’s Science Innovation Finance Reform and Development Paper Collection.

This monumental publication was announced on December 7th at the Science and Innovation Finance Reform and Development Forum in Jinan, the capital of Shandong Province.  This forum focused on issues such as financial support for the development of scientific and technological innovation enterprises and the construction of scientific and technological innovation financial reform pilot zones that IPwe China’s research was the basis for.

IPwe’s technology empowers banks through an extremely low-cost and extremely efficient artificial intelligence system so that banks can screen pledges, and further help banks actively screen and find high-quality intellectual property loan applicants. This approach has been accepted by the European Patent Office in EPC countries and used to produce an official annual report on European High-growth Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and Intellectual Property Rights.

 

Participation at the 2021 Shandong Entrepreneur Forum

On December 14, the Shandong Entrepreneur Forum was held at Shandong Institute of Industrial Technology (SDIIT) to discuss financing and market value enhancement of intellectual property operations. The forum focused on the current domestic and international macroeconomic situation and the development trend of Shandong’s industries. Well-known experts, scholars and business executives were invited to discuss developments in the technology industry and give insight on the capital market’s direction.

At the event, Sun Dianyi, director of Shandong Institute of Industrial Technology (SDIIT), pointed out that artificial intelligence’s integration into social management and green development has become the most relevant emerging technology through its positive influence on the climate. Sun Dianyi stated that companies must accelerate such technological breakthroughs and innovation that will spur ecological construction.

In his speech, IPwe China President, Henry Wang, focused on how to assist technology-based small and medium-sized enterprises in both equity financing and intellectual property pledge financing through the management and operation of intellectual property rights with modern technology.

Mr. Wang stated that IPwe has achieved world-leading results in patent monetization and patent industrialization. The research and development of IPwe’s technology stack; artificial intelligence, blockchain, patent clustering, patent evaluation model, predictive analytics technology, expert-random-walker-with-restart (ERWR) technology, etc., can greatly reduce various costs related to patent operation as the degree of automation, accuracy and efficiency have been greatly improved. Mr. Wang also shared several of IPwe’s recent successful cases to help companies use intellectual property rights in equity financing and pledge financing.

Finally, Professor Huang Weiping of the Renmin University of China, a well-known economist and the first dean of the School of Economics, gave a speech on the worldwide macroeconomic situation in 2022. From the perspective of development economics and comparative economics, Professor Huang reviewed the historical changes in the relationship between the developed countries and the catching-up countries and looked forward to the future economic development of China. He emphasized that innovation is still the shortcoming of many companies, and technology companies must make up for the shortcomings of innovation and strive to promote industrial development.

 

Entrepreneurial Training Camp

IPwe China was invited to join the Star Mentor Group to assist the Cloud Crossing Project entrepreneurial training camp with intellectual property evaluation and analysis. The training camp will use powerful resources to encourage innovative entrepreneurial projects and assist the technological growth trend.

The Cloud Crossing Project is a complementary action for the China International “Internet+” University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Contest, which is jointly sponsored by the Chinese Ministry of Education, the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and the State Intellectual Property Office, among other nation-level organizations. The contest has been held for seven consecutive years and has created over 6 million innovative entrepreneurial projects.

To build up a post-contest and sustainable support system, strengthen the cultivation and incubation of contest projects, and accelerate the industrialization and growth of high-quality projects, the contest center has decided to organize and carry out the “Cloud Crossing Program” –  a high-growth project training camp, since 2022. The purpose of the program is to give participants full access to the resources of Beijing Zhongguancun Science Park and other resources made available by the Chinese government, relevant industries, high caliber academia and research, as well as financial, intermediary and media resources. The Cloud Crossing Program also mobilizes several leading enterprises, unites regional governments, organizes investment firms, to support contest projects that ultimately comprehensively improve the level of post-contest services and aid in the rapid growth of Cloud Crossing projects.

Henry Wang, president of IPwe China, is one of the first 6 invited star mentors to help innovators access complete intellectual property coverage for their inventions and technological innovations.

 


 

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