Why we need to be involved in legislative efforts concerning so called “patent reform”.

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The United States patent office was established as part of the US Constitution and to this day only an Individual can be granted a United States patent.  Unfortunately, the rights of the individual patent holder are under assault by corporate interests who want the current patent laws to work more in their favor, making it easier for them to infringe upon already issued patents and making it harder for you to defend your issued patent in federal court.

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3DCadWorld – How Crowdsourcing Can Help Innovate New Product Design

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crowdsourcing-525x350-300x200Here is another great article from 3DCadWorld that covers the topic of crowdsourcing and crowdfunding and the impact that these exciting new developments are having on the world of innovation and product development.

What is crowdsourcing?

Due to many of the aforementioned trends and technologies, product design has become somewhat of a group activity, involving not those tasked with the creation of the physical design and its manufacture, but consumers, hobbyists and ...

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Invention & Licensing Advice From Stephen Key – Yahoo Voices

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This is a business book review by Elaine Standohar that can be found on Yahoo Voices.  In the review and following interview, she ask Stephen Key  for advice on product licensing and invention.

Stephen Key is a self-made entrepreneur who, throughout the course of his career, has successfully invented and licensed over 25 different products. Additionally, he’s published two books regarding this topic, has been featured countless times in Entrepreneur Magazine, and is the co-founder of InventRight, a company whose ...

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Harvard Business Review – Using the Crowd as an Innovaton Partner.

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This article explains how crowd-sourcing techniques and be applied by a company to the process od product innovation.    As the article states:

Pushing problems out to a vast group of strangers seems risky and even unnatural, particularly to organizations built on internal innovation. How, for example, can a company protect its intellectual property?  t integrating a crowdsourced solution into corporate operations an administrative nightmare?  What about the costs? And how can you be sure ll get an appropriate solution?

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