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IP Process Flowchart

IP Process Flowchart By looking at the complete ”IP Process Flowchart” figure, the integration with other business functions is easily seen. The concept or patent analysis must be coordinated with the information services group. The assertion analysis phase is done in conjunction with the marketing and legal groups. In-licensing is done with the [...]

IP and Business Alignment

IP and Business Alignment To make the decisions between which art to keep internally in which to license out there needs to be a clear understanding and articulation of the business vision and strategy with respect to IP. This “IP and Business Alignment”, as shown in the figure, is critical if just the [...]

Agile / Lean IP Integration

Agile / Lean IP Integration As shown in the "Agile/Lean Integration" figure, the goal of the IP supporting personnel should be to integrate their activities into the agile development methodology. This means the project development team should be IP-educated before entering into the planning phase where initial IP priorities are identified. In the [...]

R&D Funnel Map

R&D Funnel Map If the R&D organization is using stage gate process the best points of integration are at the gate reviews as explained earlier. If it is using an Agile or Lean Process the best integration point is during the review process at the end of a scrum. By way of example, [...]

Relationship Between Business and IP Needs

Truly integrated processes however also involve excellent communication skills. Communication of IP processes comprises three elements. These are: (1) educating all levels of the organization on the lognormal distribution of value, its implications, and deployment of company resources accordingly, (2) selecting what forms of intellectual capital to track, and (3) using a mixture [...]

IP Management Hierarchy Pyramid

IP Management Hierarchy Pyramid To embed integrated work processes in an organization is not however an easy task. The overall objective is to evaluate and provide upgrades to the company’s IP culture, work processes, and toolsets. The goal is to create, maintain, and extract value from intellectual property in a way to the [...]

4th Generation Business Model

Eleven Component Parts of a Business Model in 4G When it comes to developing a 4G business model, the template is shown in the “Eleven Component Parts of a Business Model in 4G” figure. The 4G business model is an extension to the model described by Alexander Osterwalder. The 4G additions are the [...]

4th Generation Spiral Process

Spiral Innovation Process of 4G The spiral process shown in the “Spiral Innovation Process in 4G” figure incorporates tests of many business assumptions including the attributes of value described by the Eighth Principle of 4G. The spiral process helps build a business model in the outer process loop shown in the Two Nested [...]

4th Generation Innovation Pathway Matrix

4G Innovation Path Matrix Relating this body of work back to the Strategic Planning Section III, one can see in the 4G Innovation Path Matrix Figure how one moves from “knowing what you know” and “incremental innovation”, upwards towards accessing “not knowing what you don’t know” and “radical innovation”. The insight and power [...]

Organizations Go Through Their Own Stages of Growth

The Five Phases of Growth It is also important to note that just like technologies and markets, organizations go through their own stages of growth. This can be shown in “The Five Phases of Growth” figure. This model shows the various crises that develop during the growth cycles, and the organization leadership challenges [...]

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