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Scalable Innovation

Scalable Innovation Author Eugene Shteyn
ISBN-10 9781466590984
Release 2016-04-19
Pages 333
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Innovation is a primary source of economic growth, and yet only one idea out of 3,000 becomes a successful product or service. Scalable Innovation: A Guide for Inventors, Entrepreneurs, and IP Professionals introduces a model for the innovation process, helping innovators to understand the nature and timing of opportunities and risks on the path to success. The authors apply systems thinking to discover real-life challenges, and provide tools for turning these challenges into opportunities for practical, scalable innovation. The book is organized into four sections: Prologue exposes key barriers to creativity and innovation. It provides telling examples of how years in school and at work make us accept common wisdoms that are likely to hurt our chances to create or take advantage of breakthrough innovations. Section I introduces a system model for understanding technology and solving problems. It shows how to connect the model with real-life solutions, including their reflection in patents. Section II introduces tools for thinking outside the box, considers the role of luck in success of inventions, and presents tools for flexible thinking and imagination development. Section III discusses system dynamics, including how the elements of systems evolve, creating space for invention and scalable innovation. The authors illustrate this with case studies from various industries and technology areas. They analyze several landmark innovations in detail, revealing surprising and essential elements common to all of them. This book presents simple principles that form the foundation of successful innovation, enabling practitioners to anticipate and expedite the creation of value through the guided innovation process. It outlines the most common barriers in reasoning and false beliefs about innovation that impede practitioners from seeing problems in a new light and offers specific ways of dealing with these barriers. It also provides specific tools for quickly identifying essential present and missing elements of systems underpinning high-value problems and their proposed solutions, resulting in an accelerated innovation development and evaluation cycle.



Practical Creativity and Innovation in Systems Engineering

Practical Creativity and Innovation in Systems Engineering Author Avner Engel
ISBN-10 9781119383383
Release 2018-07-30
Pages 512
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A guide to systems engineering that highlights creativity and innovation in order to foster great ideas and carry them out Practical Creativity and Innovation in Systems Engineering exposes engineers to a broad set of creative methods they can adopt in their daily practices. In addition, this book guides engineers to become entrepreneurs within traditional engineering companies, promoting creative and innovative culture around them. The author describes basic systems engineering concepts and includes an abbreviated summary of Standard 15288 systems’ life cycle processes. He then provides an extensive collection of practical creative methods which are linked to the various systems’ life cycle processes. Next, the author discusses obstacles to innovation and, in particular, how engineers can push creative ideas through layers of reactionary bureaucracy within non-innovative organizations. Finally, the author provides a comprehensive description of an exemplary creative and innovative case study recently completed. The book is filled with illustrative examples and offers effective guidelines that can enhance individual engineers’ creative prowess as well as be used to create an organizational culture where creativity and innovation flourishes. This important book: Offers typical systems engineering processes that can be accomplished in creative ways throughout the development and post-development portions of a system's lifetime. Includes a large collection of practical creative methods applicable to engineering and other technological domains Includes innovation advice needed to transform creative ideas into new products, services, businesses and marketing processes Contains references and notes for further reading in every section Written for systems engineering practitioners, graduate school students and faculty members of systems, electrical, aerospace, mechanical and industrial engineering schools, Practical Creativity and Innovation in Systems Engineering offers a useful guide for creating a culture that promotes innovation.



Conquering Innovation Fatigue

Conquering Innovation Fatigue Author Jeffrey Lindsay
ISBN-10 0470502576
Release 2009-06-22
Pages 256
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This practical guide reveals the nine major “fatigue factors” that can block the path to innovation success, along with solutions to energize innovation. Original advances in innovation practice and new case studies are applied to guide inventors, entrepreneurs, companies, universities, and even policy makers in conquering innovation fatigue. Cost-effective solutions include guidance on intellectual assets, dealing with disruptive innovation, and driving innovation using the “Horn of Innovation” and “Circuit of Innovation” models. A surprising view of DaVinci as an engine of open innovation is presented. Throughout the book, a unique aspect is exploring the journey of innovators, including corporate employees and entrepreneurs, at the often-overlooked personal level using the metaphor of immigrants in a strange land to identify barriers and solutions.



Protecting Your Ideas

Protecting Your Ideas Author Joy L. Bryant
ISBN-10 0080515274
Release 1998-10-15
Pages 222
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Intellectual property law is currently exploding, as demonstrated by the growth of technology transfer offices in universities. More and more scientists, companies, and institutions are rushing to secure intellectual property rights for their ideas and inventions. This process frustrates many people; patent laws are constantly changing, and most books about them are either overly technical or boring. Protecting Your Ideas: The Inventor's Guide to Patents is a succinct, straightforward guide to the system. This guide presents the steps involved in obtaining patent protection for inventions. It is easy to read and brimming with essential information and advice compounded from FAQs posed by the author's academic and industrial clientele. The text includes tips, warnings, and examples that guide the reader through the invention process so patent rights are not jeopardized. Checklists and other helpful information are provided to assist the inventor preparing to enter the patent process. The book includes valuable resource information and business guidance to protect the inventor from consumer fraud that is sometimes associated with the patent process. Protecting and Idea is a must read for every engineer, scientist, or amateur inventor. Simple, easy-to-read format demystifies the patent process Numerous example patents help to illustrate the issues involved Provides an overview of the types of intellectual property protection Incorporates up-to-date information about U.S. patent laws Advises inventors about the do's and don'ts of patenting Includes useful resources for helping inventors safeguard their ideas



Entrepreneur s Guide To Patents Copyrights Trademarks Trade Secrets

Entrepreneur s Guide To Patents  Copyrights  Trademarks  Trade Secrets Author Gilbert Guide
ISBN-10 9781440627767
Release 2004-08-03
Pages 336
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Today, virtually all companies, artists, and innovators run the risk of losing their competititve edge-and big money-by not adequately safeguarding their intellectual property. Written by an expert in intellectual property law, this is the first book to address the full range of legal protections available-patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and licensing-with innovative information you won't find elsewhere, including: € Legal landmines every successful entrepreneur must avoid € Business practices that can be protected-but are often overlooked € Protecting your intellectual property on the Internet € What are your ideas and the rights to them really worth? € Why trade secrets are a powerful and under-utilized protection € Lessons learned from Amazon.com, Microsoft, and other elite entrepreneurs € How even smart, savvy AOL lost exclusive trademarks, including "YOU'VE GOT MAIL!" The Entrepreneur's Guide to Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, Trade Secrets and Licensing is the definitive guide for the entrepreneur and innovator who is ready to protect what he or she has created-a



Idea producto y negocio

Idea  producto y negocio Author Justo Hidalgo
ISBN-10 9788494606267
Release 2017-05-01
Pages 302
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A pesar de la aplicación constante de técnicas de gestión, creatividad e innovación, la mayoría de los productos resultantes fracasan comercialmente. Explicar los elementos básicos que conllevan la creación de un producto o servicio innovador requiere de la lectura de decenas de libros. Este libro pretende, de una manera pragmática y directa, describir los aspectos fundamentales del ciclo de vida de creación, despliegue y gestión de un producto o servicio innovador. Está dividido en tres partes, la primera, La Idea, se centra en discutir la necesidad de encontrar problemas que merezcan la pena ser resueltos y describir una serie de técnicas que nos ayuden a conseguirlo. La segunda, El Producto, se ocupa de convertir la idea resultante en un producto totalmente definido y potencialmente exitoso. Y la tercera, centrada en El Negocio, parte del producto, pero ya desde un enfoque pragmático de negocio: ¿cómo conseguir ingresos recurrentes y escalables? Explicar los elementos básicos que conllevan la creación de un producto o servicio innovador requiere de la lectura de decenas de libros. Este libro pretende, de una manera pragmática y directa, describir los aspectos fundamentales del ciclo de vida de creación, despliegue y gestión de un producto o servicio innovador. Está dividido en tres partes, la primera, La Idea, se centra en discutir la necesidad de encontrar problemas que merezcan la pena ser resueltos y describir una serie de técnicas que nos ayuden a conseguirlo. La segunda, El Producto, se ocupa de convertir la idea resultante en un producto totalmente definido y potencialmente exitoso. Y la tercera, centrada en El Negocio, parte del producto, pero ya desde un enfoque pragmático de negocio: ¿cómo conseguir ingresos recurrentes y escalables?



Research to Revenue

Research to Revenue Author Don Rose
ISBN-10 9781469625270
Release 2016-01-06
Pages 352
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University start-ups are unique in the world of business and entrepreneurship, translating research conducted at and owned by universities into market-ready products--a complex process that requires a combination of scientific, technical, legal, business, and financial skills to be successful. Start-ups have the potential to generate revenue for universities, enhance faculty recruitment and retention, create jobs, and create investment opportunities for venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. Research to Revenue presents the first-ever comprehensive guide to understanding, starting, and managing university startups. By systematically describing the process of translating academic research into commercial enterprises, Don Rose and Cam Patterson give a thorough, process-oriented, and practical set of guidelines that cover not only best practices but also common--and avoidable--mistakes. They detail the key factors and components that contribute to a successful start-up, explain what makes university start-ups unique, delineate the steps of building and managing them, and describe how to foster and maintain start-ups at a university. Written for faculty and staff working on campus, tech-transfer officers, university administrators, and venture capitalists unfamiliar with university structures, Research to Revenue ensures that any reader unfamiliar with technology commercialization and entrepreneurship will understand the fundamentals of the process, including intellectual property rights, fund-raising, and business models. This work is an invaluable resource for the successful formation and well-managed operation of university start-ups.



Engineering Entrepreneurship from Idea to Business Plan

Engineering Entrepreneurship from Idea to Business Plan Author Paul Swamidass
ISBN-10 9781107651647
Release 2016-10-31
Pages 232
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This book is for engineers and scientists who want to create new products that are income-producing for themselves and for investors. Learn how to sharpen your idea and turn it into a product, to conduct patent searches, complete a provisional patent application, and prepare a business model.



Harvesting Intangible Assets

Harvesting Intangible Assets Author Andrew J. SHERMAN
ISBN-10 9780814416990
Release 2012
Pages 288
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Whether you call it 'harvesting intangible assets' or 'intellectual property management,' organizations must make the most of everything they have to offer if they want to remain competitive. Yet, the majority of companies are oblivious to the wealth of revenue-producing opportunities hiding just below the strategic surface. In this thought-provoking book, author Andrew J. Sherman shares insights and expertise gleaned from his work with some of the world's leading companies who have capitalized on intellectual assets such as patents, trademarks, customer information, software codes, databases, business models, home-grown processes, and employee expertise. Featuring instructive examples from organizations including Proctor & Gamble, IBM, and Google, the book reveals how companies large or small can implement IP-driven growth and licensing strategies, foster a culture of innovation, turn R&D into revenue, and much more. Smart companies reap what they sow. This book gives readers the tools they need for a profitable harvest.



Bold Ideas

Bold Ideas Author J. D. Houvener
ISBN-10 0692633200
Release 2016-03-18
Pages 126
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This book demystifies the seemingly convoluted Patent Laws of the United States and answers the most commonly asked questions related to Patent Law and breaks it down into simple, easy to follow language. This book is for the wise inventor who wishes to educate him or herself first before approaching a Patent Attorney.



Patent to Market Success

Patent to Market Success Author Matthew Yubas
ISBN-10 0972552189
Release 2010-03-01
Pages 330
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Based on his 24 years of developing and marketing products, Yubas uncovers 35 different methods to bring an invention to market. He provides a step-by-step process and real-world advice for self-marketing, selling to a company, licensing for royalties, and more.



Intellectual Property Law for Engineers and Scientists

Intellectual Property Law for Engineers and Scientists Author Howard B. Rockman
ISBN-10 0471697397
Release 2004-07-26
Pages 511
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An excellent text for clients to read before meeting with attorneys so they'll understand the fundamentals of patent, copyright, trade secret, trademark, mask work, and unfair competition laws. This is not a "do-it-yourself" manual but rather a ready reference tool for inventors or creators that will generate maximum efficiencies in obtaining, preserving and enforcing their intellectual property rights. It explains why they need to secure the services of IPR attorneys. Coverage includes employment contracts, including the ability of engineers to take confidential and secret knowledge to a new job, shop rights and information to help an entrepreneur establish a non-conflicting enterprise when leaving their prior employment. Sample forms of contracts, contract clauses, and points to consider before signing employment agreements are included. Coverage of copyright, software protection, and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) as well as the procedural variances in international intellectual property laws and procedures.



Product Idea to Product Success

Product Idea to Product Success Author Matthew Yubas
ISBN-10 0972552103
Release 2004
Pages 318
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Whether it's a new product idea or service, inventions abound. Coming up with the idea is one thing, getting it to fly is another. In his new book, Yubas offers readers a comprehensive, complete, practical, and easy-to-understand guide to the process of bringing an invention to market.



Sell Your Ideas with Or Without a Patent

Sell Your Ideas with Or Without a Patent Author Stephen M. Key
ISBN-10 1507885733
Release 2015-03-03
Pages 186
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Think you need a patent? Think again. Many of the products Stephen Key has licensed required no intellectual property protection whatsoever, yet have made millions in royalties. But Key also knows what it takes to protect a big idea. Years ago, after reading about how medication bottles rarely contain enough space for the information that needs to be printed on them, he was inspired to develop an innovative label technology. The Spinformation rotating label has been licensed on products the world over, is protected by 20 U.S. and international patents, and has received more than 13 industry awards. To put it simply: Key knows how to use intellectual property to profit. This book will teach you how to:• Get a licensing contract with or without intellectual property• Write a provisional patent application that stops others from stealing your idea• Find and hire a killer patent attorney (they are not all created equal!)• Save thousands of dollars on legal expenses• File patents that have true value• Negotiate a win-win agreementIt also details Stephen's experience defending his patents in Federal Court—a David versus Goliath saga he has never before written about at length—as well as provides tips about how to avoid a licensing contract from going bad.



The Inventor s Bible

The Inventor s Bible Author Ronald Louis Docie
ISBN-10 1580085660
Release 2004
Pages 362
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You've just invented a new technology, a must-have product. So what now? Patent it? Manufacture it? Sell it? If you're like most would-be Edisons, chances are your stroke of genius will collect dust waiting for you to plot your next move. Fear not, intrepid creator—inventor and author Ronald Louis Docie Sr. shares more than 20 years of valuable insight in this revised and expanded edition of THE INVENTOR'S BIBLE, which now includes a workbook to help you take your ideas from concept to profit. With everything you need to know about marketing, licensing, and selling your invention, this comprehensive handbook will also help you figure out what your invention is worth, which companies might want your ideas, and what steps to take first. You dreamt it, you created it, and it actually works—let THE INVENTOR'S BIBLE pave the way to your first million. Revised and expanded guidebook to protecting, patenting, marketing, and selling inventions. New 64-page pullout workbook walks inventors through each step of the process. Explains how to save thousands of dollars in patent costs. Download the Patent and New Product Marketing Workbook PDF here.Reviews “The book offers an easy-to-understand process for licensing an invention and covers all the necessary steps, from patenting to negotiating a licensing agreement.”—Entrepreneur“Inventor Ronald Docie uses real case studies to tell everything you need to know to market, license, and sell inventions.”—Fort Worth Star–Telegram“[Docie] has written the book on being inventive.”—Country Living Magazine “This is the definitive book on product licensing for the independent inventor!” —Ed Zimmer, The Entrepreneur Network “This remarkable and useful book is also a pleasure to read. Inventors who read THE INVENTOR'S BIBLE and follow its step-by-step instructions can now more easily reap the rewards of their own ingenuity. A must for inventors.”—Hugh Downs, Network news anchor “[A] primer for beginners and a detailed overview for experienced inventors. [The] book makes it easy to research the market, develop a strategy, and take ideas from concept to profit in record time.”—New Equipment Digest “Solid, personal and authentic.”—Miami Herald “Glean advice from the experts and save valuable time and money by accessing the information, tips, and resources listed in this comprehensive inventor's guide.”—HOMEBusiness Journal“Docie presents a refreshingly frank approach to invention development, protection, and marketing. His advice on 'tiered risk' alone may save inventors—both neophytes and seasoned—thousands of dollars as well as invaluable time. His book is a must for the desk of every serious inventor.”—Jack Lander, President, United Inventors Association and VP, Yankee Invention Exposition and Yankee Entrepreneur Workshops “I can recommend THE INVENTOR'S BIBLE without reservation as a most valuable resource for the independent inventor who is looking to develop and bring an invention to market. . . . clearly reflects in-depth and long-time experience in the field of invention development and marketing. It is well written, very readable, and quite thorough in describing what needs to be done by the independent inventor . . . to successfully get an invention into the marketplace. The 'how-to' aspects of THE INVENTOR'S BIBLE are extraordinarily detailed.”—George Lewett, former Director of Technology Evaluation and Assessment, U.S. Department of Commerce“Rarely does a book come along that provides an accurate and thorough explanation of the invention process. The real life stories and quotes not only provide for interesting reading, but also adequately warn inventors of potential pitfalls commonly encountered. I unconditionally recommend to all inventors and businesses.”—Michael S. Neustel, Patent Attorney and Director, National Inventor Fraud Center “Ron has outdone himself! In my opinion THE INVENTOR'S BIBLE can be considered the good book for inventors. What you have here is an excellent guide with rock-solid information that will definitely steer inventors on the right course. But it's also intertwined with Ron's personal experiences, which will help inventors be more realistic. Whether you're thinking of inventing or are already a professional in the inventing field, Ron's book is easy to read and he covers a lot of territory very well. Chock full of information, tips, words of wisdom, and resources, will teach, prod, and motivate readers.”—Stephen Paul Gnass, President/Executive Director, National Congress of Inventor Organizations and Founder, Invention Convention® trade show and inventionconvention.com “THE INVENTOR'S BIBLE takes readers from Genesis through Revelation in the convoluted world of inventing. This is the book that every inventor needs to read. Ron's been there and done that, and now he shares his expertise. Before spending a dime on patents or services, get this book.”—Ed Sobey, Ph.D., President, Northwest Invention Center “I've been an inventor for over 30 years and I believe this book could have saved me much time and heartbreak had I read it when I was beginning my invention career. Please read it and take notes! It is a God send!”—Stanley I. Mason, Inventor of granola bars and disposable diapers, and holder of 55 patents “THE INVENTOR'S BIBLE is an excellent collection of practical information useful to all inventors, based on the author's personal, extensive experience. The text is not presented from a legal viewpoint but rather follows essentially a business and financial path, which an inventor who hopes to be financially successful should consider.”—Don Banner, former Commissioner of the U.S. Patents and Trademark Office “Inventors should add THE INVENTOR'S BIBLE to their bookshelves immediately, but be certain to keep it within easy reach. This book is a powerful compilation of useful advice from one who's already been down the rocky road to invention commercialization. Ron Docie has a lot of experience to share, and he does so in an organized fashion.”—Don Kelly, CEO Academy of Applied Science, Inc. “A must-read book for every independent inventor. His book helps bridge the gap between creativity and marketability, addressing such vital questions as commercialization, market and industry research, and assembling the type of help that can make an invention a profitable reality.”—Invention-protection.com



Think and Grow Rich for Inventors

Think and Grow Rich for Inventors Author John Rizvi
ISBN-10 1634437365
Release 2017-02-06
Pages 246
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Think and Grow Rich for Inventors is the bestselling self-help book of all time. Now, patent attorney John Rizvi applies a unique twist to the lessons Napoleon Hill offered to millions of would-be entrepreneurs, making them relevant to inventors and innovators of all stripes. John has helped hundreds of inventors in realizing their dreams, from modest success stories to clients who sold their intellectual property for hundreds of millions of dollars. Think and Grow Rich for Inventors is the distilled essence of John's experience over nearly two decades of directly and personally guiding inventors through the often frustrating process of obtaining a patent in the US and abroad while working to understand the deeper passions that dive them. He brings a personal touch to the ideas Napoleon Hill codified, describing his own experiences with these principles in unflinching, often humorous, sometimes self-mocking, always thought-provoking terms. Think and Grow Rich for Inventors is geared specifically toward people with big ideas and the drive to make them reality. If you have an idea or a dream, this may be the most important book you ever read, filled with hard-nosed, practical advice and commentary drawn from observing the best and brightest America has produced. This book is not a manual but a road map to help the dreamer, the creator and the inventor harness their potential and change their lives by tapping into the power locked within themselves.



Patent Litigation Primer

Patent Litigation Primer Author Robert A. Klinck
ISBN-10 1517719348
Release 2015-12-04
Pages 206
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Patent litigation can be a dizzying maze for the uninitiated. The substantive law, procedures, lingo, and various quirks inherent in this type of lawsuit can appear extremely complex-even mysterious-for those not intimately familiar with the process. But have no fear. In Patent Litigation Primer, author Robert A. Klinck helps to demystify the patent lawsuit procedure for the inventors, business owners, investors, and other participants who might be new to the game. This eye-opening book is designed to provide readers with a working knowledge of the relevant, essential issues by breaking them down into informative yet accessible sections. Divided into five parts that provide material on basic framework, fundamental legal issues, the litigation process, mechanisms for obtaining patent office review, and frequently asked questions, Patent Litigation Primer proves itself equally useful and readable for lawyers and laypeople. Providing an educational yet reasonable overview of this difficult subject matter, Klinck offers an essential resource for anyone interested in developing a basic understanding of patent litigation.