DESIGN FOR PATENTABILITY™
Powerful innovative design methodology.
Powerful innovative design methodology that is based on a rational and disciplined process. It employs an efficient suite of tools and methods for improving existing products and technologies as well as for developing winning next-generation products. These approaches can also be used to develop the required functionality, reduce the cost of manufacturing processes, enabling the new and improved products to be brought to market with a very high probability of being patented.
Design for Patentability™ approaches secure satisfying the necessary criteria of patentability, develop a firewall of independent and dependent claims as well as enable to circumvent competitive patents providing freedom to operate and, in most cases, IP protection of the alternative designs.
Innovative hybridization with patentable outcome, identification of “white spots” for patenting are other areas where DFP has proved to be extremely powerful.
DFP is being successfully used by many world leading corporations – General Electric, Samsung, Hyundai Motor Company, ABB, Siemens, FIAT Group, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, POSCO, LG, Intel, and many others. It is also a part of a number of engineering programs of the world best universities.
In an era of continuous competitive race, constantly emerging innovations or unmet consumers’ needs, as well as in a world in which an economic crisis caused, for example by an epidemic, can appear almost overnight, it is extremely important to care for the development of your own business and being ahead of competitors actions.
Development is usually an expensive process and should be treated as an investment in the future of our company. It is even more important for this process to be well planned and effective and its results properly protected against copying or imitations.
The answer to this need is the methodology of MIT professor Sergei Ikovenko, who during many years of scientific, educational and consulting activity has developed a number of tools and algorithms that allow to create innovations effectively and that additionally guarantee the possibility of effective patenting.