Innovation Library Management Best Practices

Consider the following tips when planning and using your innovation library management tool: Take full advantage of the ability to describe the many aspects, or categories, of an innovation (ex. idea, intellectual property, prototype, consumer test, etc.) Organizing innovations with these attributes helps differentiate content and allows users greater flexibility when searching for solutions. Utilize […]

Video: The Myths of Innovation by Scott Berkun

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Author and Carnegie Mellon alum Scott Berkun shows that much of what we know about innovation is wrong as he explores the history of innovation and creative thinking.

Making internal collaboration work: why effective knowledge management within enterprises requires replacing e-mail

From comes this interview with Don Tapscott, an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto, spoke with McKinsey’s Rik Kirkland in September 2012.

More of your Patents May be Invalidated Due to the America Invents Act

The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, passed in 2011, is the cause of a recent increase in Apple-patent invalidations by the United States Patent & Trademark Office. This week, Apple’s “pinch to zoom” patent — viewed as a key property in its patent-infringement lawsuit against Samsung— was invalidated by the USPTO, which cited prior art. The […]

Avoiding Innovation Mistakes Using Innovation Knowledge Management Tools


More than ever R&D and new product development (NPD) teams are spending significant amount of their time avoiding innovation mistakes.  Leading innovation knowledge management tools and software have transformed innovation knowledge management into a strategic advantage for their users. How many times have you heard the sayings “There’s nothing new in the world.” or “Everything worthwhile has already […]

Orchestrating the new R&D: Using your data better to create a joined up, collaborative organisation

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Orchestrating the new R&D: Using your data better to create a joined up, collaborative organisation Leadership in R&D is all about ensuring that the right people are in the right roles and have the support they need to work together. It has never been more important to harness that talent, wherever it is in the […]

New Innovation Inventorying Software Saves Global Company From Repeating Costly Projects

Frustration, a new kind of innovation management software, has been saving a Fortune 250 company’s innovation department from repeating costly R&D projects. combines the most effective elements of knowledge management software (Oracle and SAP), idea capture software (BrainBank, BrightIdea, Goldfire HypeInnovation), and cloud storage applications (,, sugarsync, and SharePoint) into a powerful and […]