• American Inventor
    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...

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    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.

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    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...

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    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...