Invention on Demand

Invention on Demand (IoD) workshops are high-intensity meetings in which a group of experts generates technical ideas for inventions that can be patented.

Motivation

Technology-based corporations need to keep their patent portfolios up-to-date in order to protect their future products from imitation, force competitors into utilizing second-best solutions and influence the technological direction of their markets.

Objectives

In this seminar, we show to structure and facilitate IoD workshops in order to maximize the likelihood of generating inventions that meet both business goals and also the formal requirements of the patent office. After completion, the seminar participants are able to design Invention on Demand workshops for their own organizations.

Summary
  • Sources of inspiration for inventions
  • Idea generation methods
  • Evaluation criteria
  • Patent Office requirements
  • Getting from the idea to a patentable invention
  • Tools and checklists for the facilitator