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Jan 20, 2021Liked by Abhijit Bhaduri

A related note I read recently - CII Industrial Intellectual Property Awards recognize organizations that foster a culture of IP and its commercialization.

A firm like TCS size and reach - filed 5,500 patent applications and has been granted 1,593 patents, as of September 30, 2020

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That is a terrific metric to focus on. I wonder if organisations publish the amount of revenue they are generating by selling their patents. The most notable patent acquisition by LinkedIn happened in 2015 when they purchased 791 patents from IBM, which at the time, doubled the size of its portfolio. LinkedIn also acquired a number of patents from AT&T, Cisco, and Yahoo. https://www.ip-watch.org/2016/06/23/linkedins-patent-portfolio-looking-for-hidden-gems/

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Jan 18, 2021Liked by Abhijit Bhaduri

The car has probably already been a third place for a while, although people may not have seen it as such owing to the low-tech nature of how it has been used. Those with small children, or organized travellers or travelling salesmen have their cars equipped around their mindset and lifestyle. Since being locked-down in mid-March 2020, the car has been a lifeline for my husband and me. When the feeling of being boxed in at home has become too much, we have driven around, sometimes aimlessly, and parked by the roadside just to clear our heads and get a feeling of "being somewhere else" even though we might only be a few miles from our apartment.

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MG - I had written about the rise of fake commutes during the pandemic. It gives people a chance to get some me time and creating a mental boundary. It tells the mind about the start and end of the workday. What you describe is the equivalent of taking a "mini-vacation" as a family. You are one of the early trendsetters.

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