Inventor

Build or join a decentralized, self-governing, IP development pool.

At A Glance

Protect Your Innovation

To defend against patenting efforts that may undermine your industry’s freedom to operate, INVENTOR, a decentralized autonomous organization builder, will help you grow a strategic, valuable pool of intellectual property to protect and empower ongoing innovation.

Build or Join Inventor

As an INVENTOR IP contributor, developer, reviewer, patent attorney/agent, or administrator you’ll participate in Smart Contract-managed invention development processes, to rapidly identify and develop forward-looking patentable IP at scale.

Own the POOL

Participants receive internally-generated tokens proportional to their monetary, development, or IP contributions. These are units of account, granting fractional ownership of the pool and with it, defensive access, product opportunities, and a share of pool licensing revenue.

Inventing Atop Open Foundations

As in prior waves of network technology development, foundational substrate frequently must remain free open source, and unencumbered by IP privatization. In the case of the Web, this covered much of networking, server, database, languages and more.

In your industry, there may may also be technologies that must remain free and open. Inventor processes can be configured to support these open foundations, and instead focus on growing the range of valuable applications that may be built atop them.

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Building Intellectual Property at Industry Scale

Inventor uses intentional invention techniques used successfully, in prior developments. For example, Inventor techniques were used to build an estimated billion dollar mobile/social patent portfolio before those categories mushroomed. A kind of applied futurism, the Inventor approach enables contributors to sprint ahead of current product and market developments and as-yet unaddressed technology constraints to envision and fully describe inventions likely to be strategic and valuable to the industry well before conventional practices can even imagine them.

In addition, to rapidly achieve industry scale, Inventor is designed to activate a network of incentivized IP developer/owners. Inventor’s decentralized, self-managed production model deploys smart contract-based “invention seeds” equipped to initiate, provide resources for, and manage their own growth into valuable intellectual property. 

The Problem

In the development of any new industry, from blockchain, to immersive technologies, to new and transformative biotech development, there is a grossly inefficient, duplicative effort to capture and make proprietary intellectual property that. 

If, however, those efforts were coordinated at the development or late development stage, and organized into emerging standards-essential pools, all contributors would be able to leverage the collective effort without giving up their own competitive marketplace advantages.

It is profoundly in every innovator company’s interest to implement an intellectual property strategy that protects every category creators’ freedom to innovate and operate while also setting up at the outset rewards for consicous, forward-looking intellectual property development. 

Patent Activity is Accelerating

Companies large and small, in the U.S., Asia, Europe and also in emerging economies are engaged in wholesale invention at a level never before seen in human history.

There is real need and opportunity in joining an organized, proactive, pool-style approach to identifying, developing, capturing, and monetizing resulting valuable intellectual property early in an industry’s development. 

Power in Numbers

Inventor’s design turns the global, distributed nature of invention into an advantage. Old school approaches are (necessarily) bound by quarterly revenue targets, achieved with tightly managed product development.

Patenting programs can be well funded and managed and move quickly, but generally only within the constraints of product or revenue target realities. 

By contrast, an Inventor program rewards developing pool IP assets a primary objective for anyone who can contribute, anywhere in the world, irrespective of the constraints of the current technical state of the art, or top-down product revenue objectives.

sprinting ahead of constraints

Technical and market constraints currently impede the development and deployment of blockchain applications at scale. But the development of intellectual property covering inevitable, valuable apps is not impeded. We will invent ahead of viability to capture and protect forthcoming value. Our focus: those inventions likely to be valuable and strategic to the industry in the foreseeable future. 

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Imperiling the freedom to innovate and operate

Patents  give the holder legal standing to require alleged infringers to pay license fees or cease infringing operations and product development. For this reason, significant powers to inhibit another accrue to the patent holder.

open foundation, proprietary apps

The assumption that a FOSS (free and open software) approach to variou technical initiatives can alone mitigate the risk of proprietary claims, while powerful, is simply not enough. Apps built atop FOSS foundations can and will be privatized. For example, Google runs on Linux, but Google Apps’ code is proprietary.

the time is always now

As in any land rush, those who arrive and make claims first gain control of the territory. Your industry is likely engaged in developing new territory, still in the process of discovery. It’s difficult to know where it will end in your category. But we can be sure that aggressive patenting efforts will at some point claim every square inch of that new territory. The time available to start or join an Inventor program is now.

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