Measuring Innovation: Tracking the Growth of Smart City Ideas

  • Steve PearsonEmail author


From developing a long-term strategy to dealing with an immediate distraction, appropriate management of intellectual property maximizes gain and minimizes risk. Evaluating new ideas, optimizing product innovation pipeline, forecasting staffing and skill sets, and prioritizing markets are key areas of innovation in the Smart City space.


Intellectual property Patent strategy Competitive intelligence Data mining Patent analytics Patent research Patent landscapes Strategic development Corporate strategy Competitive strategy Technology research Market research Technology strategy Product development Innovation support 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Pearson Strategy Group, LLCAustinUSA

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