Category: Intellectual Property

What's Your Innovation IP Strategy?

I recently had to give bad news to a new client, the CEO of a successful global electronic hardware company. This CEO hired me earlier this year to help ensure that his company’s upcoming innovations, which were the product of a several year turnaround program, were protected from competitive knock-offs. I have completed a couple of projects for the company to date, and he now wanted to discuss IP protection for… Continue reading

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How would the world be different if you controlled your own data? Wouldn’t it be great if there was an API of You, of all of your own data? What if there was a way that anyone who wanted your data would have to ask you, would have to connect to your API? Continue reading

Posted in Change, Cognition, Creativity, Digital, Disruption, Innovation, Inspiration, Intellectual Property, Processes & Tools | 2 Comments
How can a competitor launch an iPhone before Apple?

We live in an amazing age. An era when barriers to entry and barriers to scale sometimes seem to decreasing faster than the size of semiconductors. If Moore’s law states that the number of transistors per square inch doubles approximately every two years, what would you call the similar increase in speed to scale that has emerged over the past decade? Continue reading

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What would life be without lists, I would be bored, life would be colorless. It was only time before innovation got its lists, or rather a list called the Global Innovation Index. Continue reading

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Innovation Lessons from Tesla and Elon Musk

Last month, Tesla Motors announced that they are opening up their patents to anyone, who in good faith, wants to use their technology. This enforces my belief that although intellectual property rights are still important in the world of innovation, the value is decreasing. One reason is the fast pace of change, which… Continue reading

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Laura Hernández GarvayoGores reflects on how Gore’s history of profitability, growth and success is based on the ability of the company to implement and execute a strategy based on two pillars: leadership in innovative technology and corporate culture — for more than fifty years. Continue reading

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Sustainable process-driven innovation transforms ideas into vital intellectual property, Intellectual property into revenues, and revenues into increased stakeholder value. While the creation of the idea is important, the creation of value for the customer is equally paramount. Continue reading

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