Scalable Innovation

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

Protecting Your Ideas

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

Conquering Innovation Fatigue

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

Entrepreneur s Guide To Patents Copyrights Trademarks Trade Secrets

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

The Entrepreneurial Spirit of African American Inventors

Author: Patricia Carter Sluby
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313363366
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book not only documents the valuable contributions of African American thinkers, inventors, and entrepreneurs past and present, but also puts these achievements into context of the obstacles these innovators faced because of their race. • Presents a chronology of patents issued to African Americans from the period of slavery to the present • Includes illustrations of patents and trademarks as well as advertising copy and photographs of African American entrepreneurs and patentees • Provides a bibliography of significant materials from the fields of invention, intellectual property, entrepreneurship, and business • A helpful index offers access to the entries by inventor, invention, patents, trademarks, periodicals, and field/profession • An appendix holds a comprehensive roster of African American patentees listing the inventor's name, U.S. patent title and number, and date of issue

Research to Revenue

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

Idea producto y negocio

Author: Justo Hidalgo
Publisher: Libros de Cabecera
ISBN: 8494606263
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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?

Engineering Entrepreneurship from Idea to Business Plan

Author: Paul Swamidass
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316785394
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book is for engineers and scientists who have the aptitude and education to create new products that could become income-producing businesses for themselves and for investors. The book uses short chapters and gets directly to the point without lengthy and distracting essays. The rapid growth in technology-based business plan contests is a clear sign that there are many wealthy inventors looking to make substantial investments in start-ups based on new inventions by inventors, who lack the funds and knowledge to start a business. The key features of this reference enable readers to sharpen their new idea, turn an idea into a commercial product, conduct patent search and complete a provisional patent application, and collect requisite data and prepare a business plan based on a carefully selected business model. Supporting materials are provided on the book's extensive website (www.engineer-entrepreneur-book.com/).

Harvesting Intangible Assets

Author: Andrew J. SHERMAN
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 0814416993
Format: PDF
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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.

Intellectual Property Patents Trademarks Copyrights and Trade Secrets

Author: Catherine Holland
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
ISBN: 1599181479
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Protect Your Most Valuable Asset-Your IP Your company's intellectual property is its most important asset. If it's not properly protected, your ideas could be stolen, your products could be copied and you could lose your business. Safeguard your IP with this legal advice from the country's most well-respected IP law firm. Experts in patents, trademarks, copyrights and other protection methods reveal their professional strategies for protecting ideas and avoiding devastating lawsuits. Plus, the enclosed CD gets you started preparing your filings for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Learn how to: Choose the best protection strategy for your business-patents, trademarks or copyrights-and prepare filings for each one Identify your IP and look for prior art Avoid unintentionally infringing on the IP rights of other companies and prevent costly litigation Steer clear of the most common IP traps Use nondisclosure agreements, employee agreements and other protective measures Implement patent strategies into your business plan as a revenue source or to gain a foothold in the market Ensure that your ideas are protected and promote your business' success with these valuable IP strategies. Sample documents include: USPTO Selected Patent Fee Schedule Declaration for Utility or Design Patent Application Form USPTO Trademark Search Form Madrid Protocol Schedule of Fees Term of Copyright Outline Form TX, for a Nondramatic Literary Work Form VA, for a Work of the Visual Arts Form SR, for a Sound Recording Form PA, for a Work of Performing Arts Form SE, for a Serial Copyright Fee Schedule For more than 30 years, Entrepreneur has provided the most trusted business advice available to business owners. Our legal guides continue that tradition by offering current and cost-effective legal advice so you can resolve the business and legal issues you face on a daily basis. We also help you identify when it's in your best interest to seek the personalized advice and services of a practicing lawyer.