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Patents and Strategic Inventing: The Corporate Inventor’s Guide to Creating Sustainable Competitive Advantage by Nicholas Nissing

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CHAPTER 23USING TRIZ FOR STRATEGIC INVENTING

There are many techniques available for focusing your creative insight on a particular objective. Strategic inventing is probably possible using almost any of these methods. However, TRIZ is a favorite of inventors because of its origin and its focus on patents.

The acronym TRIZ stands for the Russian phrase teoriya resheniya izobretatelskikh zadatch, or “theory of inventive problem solving” in English. TRIZ is a popular problem-solving methodology for invention because of both its utility and its deep connection with patents. If you have studied TRIZ already, the following may give you a few techniques for combining your knowledge with patent strategy. If not, consider this a brief sample of a much ...

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