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Improved IP Commercialization Method

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000214945D
Publication Date: 2012-Feb-15
Document File: 6 page(s) / 122K

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Abstract

The invention has two principal embodiments: 1) a Pre- (patent) Disclosure Submission embodiment and a 2) Post- (patent) Disclosure Submission embodiment. The Pre-Disclosure Submission embodiment has all the structures and functions of the Post-Disclosure Submission embodiment and also has an additional function, that of tracking disclosure status offered to a potential collaborating SME by the inventor so that both the inventor and the SME are protected. The purpose of the Pre-Disclosure Submission embodiment is to facilitate collaborative teaming in order to complete a disclosure; the nature of the teaming arrangement could be consultative or establish co-inventorship. The purpose of the Post-Disclosure Submission embodiment is to facilitate invention exploitation and 'commercialization' by disseminating inventive matter to cognizant SMEs. In the Pre-Disclosure Submission embodiment, the invention consists of the non-cognizant inventor choice of either: 1) searching SME skills and expertise (in invention dBase) manually and sending an Invention Teaming Agreement (ITA, invention title, key words, and terms) directly to selected inventors, or 2) system filters invention characteristics against SME filter settings (ie, a specific SME defines what scope and type of inventions they are open to reviewing, does not necessarily correlate 100% w/skills and expertise) and broadcasts (inventor selectable/over-ridable) ITA to all matches.In the Post-Disclosure Submission embodiment, the inventor completes and submits their disclosure in the enterprise patent disclosure tracking system and manually (or alternatively the system) designates him/herself as non-cognizant wrt the subject invention. The non-cognizant inventor then manually selects (or the system automatically filters) candidate cognizant SMEs based on a match between: 1) SME defined profiles (ie, skills, areas of practice, education, etc., potentially including even business/marketing SMEs) and 2) invention key works and terms, generating a cognizant SME list. The inventor then sends (or the system automatically broadcasts) the disclosure (or a dumbed-down ISP) to the cognizant SMEs. SMEs would b permitted to explore commercilization opportunities (internally (ie, embed in IBM product) and/or externally (ie, for licensing or divestment, etc.)) unilaterally or in collaboration w/inventor(s) subject to IPL guidance/requirements (which could be standard or custom for each subject invention).

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Improved IP Commercialization Method

All enterprises value innovation and have inventors which are cognizant or non-cognizant wrt their inventions. Cognizant inventors (inventors which invention in the area of their practice) enjoy a direct path to value definition and commercialization. Non-cognizant inventors (inventors who invent outside the area of their nominal practice) have the disadvantage that their inventions must be evaluated for value and commercialization potential outside their auspices. Thus an apparatus and method which interlock non-cognizant inventors' inventions with cognizant principals would make IP valuation and Commercialization more efficient and yield benefits for the adopting enterprise.

In addition, a need exists and value could be extracted from an alternative embodiment of the apparatus and method which could include the ability to form a virtual collaborating team of SMEs for a given invention prior to completing the invention disclosure. The virtual team may disappear after the patent application is filed or continue to innovate.

Prior Art
http://www.innovation-asset.com/solutions/?gclid=CL3Bp-X12qYCFUS5Kgod-zPr1g IP Value Chain (Innovation- covers disclosure review, rating & approval (IDT process), Portfolio Management- covers USPTO interlocks, & Commercialization- covers info management, workflow and risk managements (none of these deal w/claims of my current invention)) http://www.rmc.utm.my/ipms/

an on-line system http://www.cipm-au.com/ (consulting services, blocking 'n tackling, mechanics, strategy and tactics) http://www.ipxco.com/

commercialization

The invention has two principal embodiments: 1) a Pre- (patent) Disclosure Submission embodiment and a 2) Post- (patent) Disclosure Submission embodiment. The Pre-Disclosure Submission embodiment has all the structures and functions of the Post-Disclosure Submission embodiment and also has an additional function, that of tracking disclosure status offered to a potential collaborating SME by the inventor so that both the inventor and the SME are protected. The purpose of the Pre-Disclosure Submission embodiment is to facilitate collaborative teaming in order to complete a disclosure; the nature of the teaming arrangement could be consultative or establish co-inventorship. The purpose of the Post-Disclosure Submission embodiment is to facilitate invention exploitation and 'commercialization' by disseminating inventive matter to cognizant SMEs.

In the Pre-Disclosure Submission embodiment, the invention consists of the non-cognizant inventor choice of either:


1) searching SME skills and expertise (in invention dBase) manually and sending an Invention Teaming Agreement (ITA, invention title, key words, and terms) directly to selected inventors, or


2) system filters invention characteristics against SME filter settings (ie, a specific SME defines what scope and type of inventions they are open to reviewing, does not necessarily correlate 100% w/skills an...