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Inside the patent factory : the essential reference for effective and efficient management of patent creation /
Donal O'Connell.
imprint
Chichester, England ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, c2008.
description
xx, 323 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0470516402 (cloth : alk. paper), 9780470516409 (cloth : alk. paper)
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imprint
Chichester, England ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, c2008.
isbn
0470516402 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780470516409 (cloth : alk. paper)
contents note
Introduction -- Building a strategy -- Why patent? -- Invention harvesting -- Core activities of patent creation -- The inventor community -- Other key interfaces -- Organising your patent factory -- The management of external patent agencies -- Metrics -- Quality -- Patent cost management -- Processes and tools -- Benchmarking -- Changes -- Conclusion.
catalogue key
6648795
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Imagine walking into a factory where the material coming in one side of the factory consist not of physical components or raw materials but rather ideas, thoughts, inventions and solutions to problems whilst patent applications of granted patents flow out the other side of the factory as the finished goods. This analogy linking modern factories and patent production is useful for a number of reasons. it is clear that the importance of intangible assets is growing, often equalling or surpassing the value of physical assets for a company. the volume of patent applications and granted patents has been increasing in recent years. However, the patenting process is by no means simple and there are various steps or stages in the process. The patenting language and terminology is often not easily understood and it can also be a relatively expensive exercise."Donal O'Connell's book leads a reader to a venture towards effective patent creation which everyone interested about patenting should join. the book does not draw for a reader a picture of the ideal factory (since there can't be one as such) but guides the reader to find the ideal one for reader's needs, by helping the reader to analyze his/her needs, business environment and resources." - Sami Saru"This book is to be highly recommended to all students of Intellectual Property Law who wish to have a practical insight into the workings of Patent Law. The subject is set out in clear and comprehensible fashion so as to make an are of the law which typically students find challenging readily accessible. the consistently practical approach engages the reader from the outset and is refreshingly original. This is a splendid supplement to the standard textbooks." - Professor Amanda Cleary
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"...highlights how knowledge and innovation can be utilised and protected" Inventique July 2008
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Summaries
Main Description
The book is a coaching guide for anyone interested in intellectual property and those wanting to embark on or develop patent creation. It draws on the authors' extensive experience and insights from change projects, management and leadership at Nokia. The book guides the reader through each stage of setting up a successful unit, inviting active involvement by asking vital questions about their needs and aims. Focusing on key issues and themes involved, it provides examples, diagrams and models to illustrate how they can be out in to practice. Critical chapters include the core activities of patent creation, possible organisational models, costs, quality and the comparison of external and internal allocation of tasks. Discussion concentrates on how to such define roles and responsibilities and the management techniques of external resources. The book encourages the reader to challenge their current organisational structure and strategy by introducing various methods and tactics that can be deployed when considering patent creation, then offering advice into the pros and cons of techniques and how such methods can be assessed. The book highlights how knowledge and innovation can be utilised and protected, which due to the increased importance of intellectual property rights, especially the use of patents, is essential for every business.
Main Description
The book is a coaching guide for anyone interested in intellectual property and those wanting to embark on or develop patent creation. It draws on the authors' extensive experience and insights from change projects, management and leadership at Nokia.The book guides the reader through each stage of setting up a successful unit, inviting active involvement by asking vital questions about their needs and aims. Focusing on key issues and themes involved, it provides examples, diagrams and models to illustrate how they can be out in to practice. Critical chapters include the core activities of patent creation, possible organisational models, costs, quality and the comparison of external and internal allocation of tasks. Discussion concentrates on how to such define roles and responsibilities and the management techniques of external resources.The book encourages the reader to challenge their current organisational structure and strategy by introducing various methods and tactics that can be deployed when considering patent creation, then offering advice into the pros and cons of techniques and how such methods can be assessed. The book highlights how knowledge and innovation can be utilised and protected, which due to the increased importance of intellectual property rights, especially the use of patents, is essential for every business.
Main Description
The book is a coaching guide for anyone interested in intellectual property and those wanting to embark on or develop patent creation. It draws on the authors' extensive experience and insights from change projects, management and leadership at Nokia.The book guides the reader through each stage of setting up a successful unit, inviting active involvement by asking vital questions about their needs and aims. Focusing on key issues and themes involved, it provides examples, diagrams and models to illustrate how they can be out in to practice. Critical chapters include the core activities of patent creation, possible organisational models, costs, quality and the comparison of external and internal allocation of tasks. Discussion concentrates on how to such define roles and responsibilities and the management techniques of external resources.The book encourages the reader to challenge their current organisational structure and strategy by introducing various methods and tactics that can be deployed when considering patent creation, then offering advice into the pros and cons of techniques and how such methods can be assessed.The book highlights how knowledge and innovation can be utilised and protected, which due to the increased importance of intellectual property rights, especially the use of patents, is essential for every business.
Back Cover Copy
This book is about the successful management and leadership of a patent factory and considers the organisational structures and modes of operation required. This involves providing clear direction and meaningful vision to all parts of an organisation, deploying and then controlling resources, be that people, money, or physical and intangible assets. Drawing from the experience and insights of the author, this book guides the reader and provides advice about how best to arrange the human resources available to optimise the effectiveness and efficiency of the organisation. It then looks at which tasks are best conducted internally as opposed to outsourcing and what sort of organisation structures and formats work best. Decisions then need to be made on the key processes and the tools that are needed to be put in place. It highlights the key issues for consideration, the options available and the decision making process as well as the opportunities and challenges that exist at each stage of this journey towards setting up a successful patent factory. "Donal O'Connell makes a dramatic contribution to the literature through the ideas and constructs detailed in Inside the Patent Factory. His writing lilt and clarity transform an idiosyncratic legal art into an explicit process that can be proactively managed to realize the competitive advantages of patents. Any innovation professional can use this guide to logically organize, operate and measure the intellectual property related activities at their firm. Kudos to Donal and his publisher for bringing this important information resource to market." - James G. Conley "The unique characteristic of this book is that it provides hands on guidance to manage patent creation in a company or a research instit5ute. The author's long experience in leading patent creation within a major company is positively visible throughout the book." - Yrjo Neuvo "This book looks at factors which can help to formulate a patent strategy looking at various options available to small and large sized companies who each may need a completely alternative approach. I believe this book would be of value to any company looking at altering its existing patent strategy or creating one; in addition I feel this book would be of value to technologists who are seeking some awareness of patent strategy." - John Samuels
Bowker Data Service Summary
This is a coaching guide for anyone interested in intellectual property and those wanting to embark on or develop patent creation. The book draws on the authors' extensive experience and insights from change projects, management and leadership at Nokia.
Back Cover Copy
This book is about the successful management and leadership of a patent factory and considers the organisational structures and modes of operation required. This involves providing clear direction and meaningful vision to all parts of an organisation, deploying and then controlling resources, be that people, money, or physical and intangible assets.Drawing from the experience and insights of the author, this book guides the reader and provides advice about how best to arrange the human resources available to optimise the effectiveness and efficiency of the organisation. It then looks at which tasks are best conducted internally as opposed to outsourcing and what sort of organisation structures and formats work best. Decisions then need to be made on the key processes and the tools that are needed to be put in place. It highlights the key issues for consideration, the options available and the decision making process as well as the opportunities and challenges that exist at each stage of this journey towards setting up a successful patent factory."Donal O'Connell makes a dramatic contribution to the literature through the ideas and constructs detailed in Inside the Patent Factory. His writing lilt and clarity transform an idiosyncratic legal art into an explicit process that can be proactively managed to realize the competitive advantages of patents. Any innovation professional can use this guide to logically organize, operate and measure the intellectual property related activities at their firm. Kudos to Donal and his publisher for bringing this important information resource to market." - James G. Conley"The unique characteristic of this book is that it provides hands on guidance to manage patent creation in a company or a research instit5ute. The author's long experience in leading patent creation within a major company is positively visible throughout the book." - Yrjo Neuvo"This book looks at factors which can help to formulate a patent strategy looking at various options available to small and large sized companies who each may need a completely alternative approach. I believe this book would be of value to any company looking at altering its existing patent strategy or creating one; in addition I feel this book would be of value to technologists who are seeking some awareness of patent strategy." - John Samuels
Table of Contents
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Dedication
Introduction
Building a Strategy
Why Patent?
Invention Harvesting
Core Activities of Patent Creation
The Inventor Community
Other Key Interfaces
Organising your Patent Factory
The Management of External Patent Agencies
Metrics
Quality
Patent Cost Management
Processes and Tools
Benchmarking
Changes
Conclusion
Index
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