Scalable Innovation

Author: Eugene Shteyn
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 146659098X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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

Author: Avner Engel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119383382
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Protecting Your Ideas

Author: Joy L. Bryant
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080515274
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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

Author: Gilbert Guide
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440627762
Format: PDF
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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

Conquering Innovation Fatigue

Author: Jeffrey Lindsay
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470502570
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Idea producto y negocio

Author: Justo Hidalgo
Publisher: Libros de Cabecera
ISBN: 8494606263
Format: PDF
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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

Author: Don Rose
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 146962527X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Working Knowledge

Author: Catherine L. Fisk
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807899069
Format: PDF, ePub
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Skilled workers of the early nineteenth century enjoyed a degree of professional independence because workplace knowledge and technical skill were their "property," or at least their attribute. In most sectors of today's economy, however, it is a foundational and widely accepted truth that businesses retain legal ownership of employee-generated intellectual property. In Working Knowledge, Catherine Fisk chronicles the legal and social transformations that led to the transfer of ownership of employee innovation from labor to management. This deeply contested development was won at the expense of workers' entrepreneurial independence and ultimately, Fisk argues, economic democracy. By reviewing judicial decisions and legal scholarship on all aspects of employee-generated intellectual property and combing the archives of major nineteenth-century intellectual property-producing companies--including DuPont, Rand McNally, and the American Tobacco Company--Fisk makes a highly technical area of law accessible to general readers while also addressing scholarly deficiencies in the histories of labor, intellectual property, and the business of technology.

Bold Ideas

Author: J. D. Houvener
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692633205
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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

Author: Matthew Yubas
Publisher: Broadword Pub
ISBN: 9780972552189
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.