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Method and System for Stimulating Inventive Activities in Organizations

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000196510D
Publication Date: 2010-Jun-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 20K

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Abstract

A method and system for stimulating inventive activities in organizations based on internal or external factors is disclosed. The method includes identifying areas of interest in which inventive activities are needed based on areas of interests in the organization, organization’s future needs, and information retrieved from competitors. The inventive activities are stimulated by publicizing the areas of interest via web pages, emails, RSS feeds, distribution through client software, and calls for "brainstorming" sessions etc.

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Method and System for Stimulating Inventive Activities in Organizations

Disclosed is a method and system for stimulating inventive activities in organizations based on internal or external factors. The method includes identifying areas of interest in which inventive activities are needed based on areas of interests in the organization, organization's future needs, and information retrieved from competitors. The areas of interest identified may be optionally filtered ensuring that critical areas of interest are addressed. Upon identifying the areas of interest, the inventive activities are stimulated. The stimulation of the inventive activities may be varied based on strength of patent portfolio in the areas of interest of the organizations. The inventive activities are stimulated by publicizing the areas of interest via web pages, emails, RSS feeds, distribution through client software, and calls for "brainstorming" sessions etc.

The method and system for stimulating inventive activities in organizations includes one or more databases, a processing system with I/O allowing an integration of various data sources from the one or more databases and an output system for stimulating the inventive activities.

In an embodiment, one or more areas of interest are identified based on information about alliance partner firms. The method and system automatically identifies one or more target partner firms from the alliance partner firms. The one or more target partner firms may be identified from a manual entry of licensing prospects (alliance partner firms) into the one or more databases. Alternatively, the one or more target partner firms may be identified by parsing and correlating names of alliance partner firms periodically or at the time of entry into a licensing database.

Upon identifying the one or more target partner firms, areas of interest of the one or more target partner firms are identified. The areas of interest of the one or more target partner firms is identified by examining and aggregating trends illustrated by published patent applications of the one or more target partner firms. Further, the areas of interest of the one or more target partner firms may be identified by examining and aggregating trends illustrated by web pages, publicized though leadership materials of the one or more target partner firms available on public or semi-public sources. The aggregation may be made based on United States Patent Classification (USPC) codes, IPC codes, or by using known data mining techniques, for example, latent semantic indexing. Additiona...