PATENT TERM EXTENSION FOR A PRECISION ENGINEERING COMPANY

Problem & Context: The client team was interested in extending the term of a critical patent which was to expire shortly. The patent was in the area of static and dynamic sealing devices. The client engaged an SPA team to recommend ways to extend patent protection. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: A 2-member SPA team was chartered for [...]

A JAPANESE MANUFACTURER OF AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS

Problem & Context: The client IP team needed help in the development of an AI/ML tool to auto-screen and categorize patents in a rapidly emerging technology in autonomous vehicles. The volume of patent data was growing rapidly and a productivity enhancing tool was critical to ensure timely assessment of competitor activity. The client required technology [...]

IDENTIFICATION OF OPEN INNOVATION PATNER FOR A TOOLING AND INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS COMPANY

Problem & Context: The client was looking for potential partners in Open Innovation in tooling materials, particularly in North America and Canada. The client’s initial searches were unsuccessful in identifying the most relevant groups in their specific area of interest. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: A 2-member SPA team was formed to help the client identify the most [...]

TECHNOLOGY LANDSCAPE FOR A JAPANESE MICRO-MECHATRONICS COMPANY

Problem & Context: The client was interested in identifying all the technologies associated with turbocharges / superchargers. The client wanted to understand what technologies were available globally and how they could strategically plan their research. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: SPA team considered the following approach: Search and retrieval of patents. Screening /Analysis of [...]

EXPLORE NEW MARKETS & APPLICATIONS FOR A FASTENERS AND SPECIALTY PRODUCTS COMPANY

Problem & Context: The client partnered with SPA team to identify new markets for an innovative vapor trap developed for metal fusion area. Client was interested in looking at licensing opportunities and wanted to understand the application areas of current IP holders. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: A 2-member SPA team of a mechanical [...]

LATEST TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS FOR AN EUROPEAN OPEN INNOVATION COMPANY

Problem & Context: A team of innovation experts engaged SPA to identify innovative solutions for retrofit insulation of houses that are not only cost-effective, but also aesthetically pleasing with other user-friendly features. The study included search for new materials and new solutions for implementation. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: A 2-member SPA technical team was selected to [...]

TECHNOLOGY LANDSCAPE FOR AN AMERICAN CORPORATE R&D CENTER

Problem & Context: An American corporate R&D centre  engaged in advanced materials research and development were interested in understanding technology and Intellectual Property (IP) trends related to Graphene through creation of a detailed technology taxonomy and routinely updates. SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables: SPA’s analyst with extensive research experience in materials science was assigned [...]