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Campaign to destroy Patent Trolls and break the patent stranglehold

10/09/2018 |

The patent system was created to support entrepreneurs and encourage innovation – now it does the opposite stifling both innovators and new ideas. Now patent trolls are using the system to rip off manufacturing companies and large corporations are registering … Read More

Patent of the Month – Piezoelectric-Based Solar Cells

28/08/2018 |

Darrell Mann

Patent of the month this month takes us to a duo of inventors at the University of South Florida. US9,911,540 was granted on 6 March… an apparently good day for inventions since we had half a dozen good … Read More

Patent of the Month – Anisotropic Metamaterials

01/07/2018 |

Darrell Mann

Our patent of the month this month takes us to the University of Texas in one of my favourite cities, Austin. US9,893,432 was granted to a pair of inventors on February 13. I have to admit it nearly … Read More

Patent of the Month – Nanowire Motor

08/06/2018 |

Darrell Mann

We delve down into the micro-scale world for our patent of the month this month, and another lovely looking patent from the University of California, this time in San Diego. US 9,698,708 was granted on Independence Day. The … Read More

Patent of the Month – Target Neutralization

13/05/2018 |

Darrell Mann

I love obvious. Sometimes a solution can look so obvious, you have doubts that it is real. Then you notice that the owner is Lockheed, so you realise, hmm, maybe there’s something interesting happening here. The solution in … Read More

Patent of the Month – ThermoAcoustic Engine

30/03/2018 |

Darrell Mann

Well, it’s never going to win prizes for readability, but patent of the month this month is nevertheless an elegant evolution of the thermoacoustic engine. US9,777,951 was granted to a quartet of inventors at Tokai University in Japan … Read More

Patent of the Month – Monocentric Lens

18/02/2018 |

Darrell Mann

If I was a betting man, I’d say that this month’s patent of the month had the smell of TRIZ about it. US9,860,443 was granted to a trio of inventors at the University of California. Two of them … Read More

Patent of the Month – Smartphone Detection Of Vehicle Maneuvers

04/02/2018 |

Darrell Mann

There’s an awful lot of talk these days about autonomous vehicles. A lot of it is naïve. We won’t all be driving around in autonomous vehicles in the next five years – or even ten – because there … Read More

Patent of the Month – Sol Gels

12/01/2018 |

Darrell Mann

Aerogels. Long touted as one of the ‘holy grail’ technologies, aerogels or sol-gels have never really made the transition to a successful commercialization. On the plus side, the properties of the materials as thermal insulators are unparalleled. … Read More

Updating TRIZ: 2006-2008 Patent Research Findings

05/01/2009 |

This paper presents an update on research, examines patents granted from 2006 to 2008 and summarizes key findings in patent analysis, customization and planned future work.Read More

TRIZ Permeates Patent Use – Albeit Unintentionally

04/08/2008 |

A lot of problems exist in life where the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ) tools of understanding functions would improve the problem solving process – especially in order to avoid spending money on unnecessary problem solving.Read More

The Analysis of 2002 Chinese Inventive Patent Based on TRIZ

26/08/2004 |

By: Zhang Jianhui, Yang Bojun and Tan Runhua Institute of Design for Innovation, Hebei University of Technology Tianjin, 300130, P.R.China Tel: +86-022-26564871 E-mail:

Abstract: A large part of the strength and power of TRIZ exists because the methodology was … Read More

Invention Quality Measurement (IQM) 1. Patent Valuation. The Methods That TRIZ Forgot

08/09/2003 |

By: Barry Winkless

Barry Winkless, MSc. AMT Ireland University College Cork

Dr. Barry O’ Connor AMT Ireland, Director University College Cork

Dr. John Cooney Researcher School of Business and Governance University College Cork

‘The current emphasis on innovation as … Read More

Updating TRIZ: 1985-2002 Patent Research Findings

14/05/2003 |

By: Darrell Mann and Simon Dewulf

CREAX nv, Belgium Phone/fax: +44 (1275) 342960

Simon DEWULF CEO, CREAX nv, Belgium Phone: +32 57 229480, Fax: +32 57 229481

Abstract A large part of the strength and power of TRIZ … Read More

100+ Heuristics for Systems Transformations: A brief report of US Patent Fund Study

15/09/2000 |

Tz-Chin Wei* Central Research Institute, Tatung Co. 22 Chungshan N. Rd., 3rd Sec., Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Marco A. de Carvalho, M.Sc.* CEFET-PR Av. Sete de Setembro 3165 – Curitiba – PR – Brazil