• A truly life saving invention from Apple – Method and system for prolonging emergency calls (US8270935)

    Imagine yourself driving to work and spotting a severely injured person on the way. Sensing the criticality, you immediately call emergency service and rush towards the injured person. Holding the phone in between your ear and shoulder, you reach out to help with both hands, while you explain the situation to the...

  • ORIGINALITY – GUIDE TO INVENTORS & DESIGNERS

    ORIGINALITY An invention or innovation must include some element or combination that is completely original or novel.  Many innovations fail because they are not original or cannot demonstrate a significant step change from a similar known product.  They can also fail because the innovator id not bother to find out about competitive...

  • GUIDE TO INVENTORS & DESIGNERS

    INNOVATION IS THE CHALLENGE – DESIGN IS THE PROCESS Those who successfully exploit an idea (namely an invention or innovation) often follow a similar journey (namely a design process) as herewith outlined: 1. Identify a need or spot a problem 2. Find an innovative solution to this problem 3. Analyze the possible...

  • Facebook involved in over 41 patent litigations

    Currently, Facebook is involved in over 41 patent litigations (listed below). But none of them is as big as Yahoo Vs Facebook. Yahoo on Tuesday filed a case against Facebook asserting that it violates 10 to 20 of its patents covering technology that supports advertising, privacy controls, news feeds and messaging services.

  • How can you fuel innovation?

    Innovation has always been hard. But not anymore. Yes, you can fuel innovation by answering six questions that famous innovators have consistently asked and answered to generate ideas that can lead to new innovations.   These six innovation questions are:   What could I look at in a new way? (Steve Jobs...

  • Processize Innovation

    Can innovation be processized? Or in general, can creativity be processized? The answer is “Yes, to a large extent”.   TRIZ is tool that can help guide/channelize creative efforts. It was developed by the Soviet inventor Genrich Altshuller. Altshuller reviewed about 40,000 patent abstracts in order to find out patterns of innovation. Based on...