Patents and Strategic Inventing: The Corporate Inventor's Guide to Creating Sustainable Competitive Advantage

  • 4h 21m
  • Nicholas J. Nissing
  • McGraw-Hill
  • 2013

Patents and Strategic Inventing spells out exactly what a typical corporate inventor needs to know about patents and patent strategy, as well as how these topics can be used to guide the creation of new products. It explains in clear, easy-to-understand language how to secure patents that deliver the most possible value to the organization and build legal protections into properties from the outset.

About the Author

Nicholas Nissing was an inventor at Procter & Gamble, founded the consulting firm Luminosity LLC, which focused on new product development and patent strategy for large corporations, and is currently the Biotech Competitive Strategy Lead at the Monsanto Company and an adjunct professor at Washington University.

In this Book

  • Intellectual Property: The Real Estate of Your Mind
  • What You Need to Know About Patentability and Inventorship
  • Claims and Your Freedom to Operate
  • A Simplified View of the Patenting Process
  • The Corporate Inventor’s Role
  • Practical Tools for Patent Searching Online
  • The Joy of Reading Patents
  • The Impact of the 2011 America Invents Act
  • Working with Your Attorney: Nine Steps to a Better Utility Patent
  • Key Elements of a Patent Strategy
  • Patent Landscapes: Dividing Up the Pie
  • Visualizing Patent Space
  • Not All Claims Are Created Equal
  • Eight Portfolio Strategy Models
  • Portfolio Building: A Business Perspective
  • Enhancing Product Value Through Life-Cycle Management
  • Intellectual Property as a Currency of Collaboration
  • The Cart or the Horse? An Introduction to Strategic Inventing
  • Competitive Advantage and the Magic of Differentiation
  • Intellectual Property and Disruptive Innovation: Strategies, Tactics, and Lessons from China
  • What Makes a Great Invention?
  • Strategic Inventing Techniques
  • Using TRIZ for Strategic Inventing
  • Implementing a Patent Strategy at the Project Level


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