Sunday, May 14, 2006

Notes from Ideation International: Control of Intellectual Property

Leaders from Ideation International have created a set of tools for managing the future: Inventive Problem Solving, Anticipatory Failure Determination, and Directed Evolution™.

At the end of the day, we want to make money by protecting and enhancing the value of our intellectual property. The Ideation International process, Control of Intellectual Property, does that in three phases:
Disclosure Inspection uncovers, displays and codifies the interrelationships among the functional elements of an invention disclosure or technology description submitted by the client. A suggested list of claims as well as a list of alternatives to expand the inventive reach of the disclosure or technology description is provided.

Patent Analysis employs a patented methodology to generate a graphical depiction of the logical structure of the invention described in the patent. This diagrammatic approach exposes both the weaknesses and strengths in the patent and its claim structure. The software that embodies the specialized methodology further produces a comprehensive list of suggested avenues for development that may strengthen, expand or extend the patent.

Patent Deconstruction conducts a focused patent analysis to meet the client’s objectives, which typically include litigation support, infringement avoidance, and circumvention of a competitor’s patent. This work is carried out in close partnership with client personnel so that the competitive landscape be fully appreciated by the IPBI analysts.
The Ideation International process for managing the future is based on TRIZ, an acronym for the Russian words for "Theory of the Solution of Inventive Problems." Do you have experience with TRIZ or Ideation International?

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