Inventing is more than generating creative ideas

Over the past two decades, a growing number of STEM-intensive client companies have used our Invention Workshops to generate strategic inventions. Resulting patents enable client companies (the patent holders) and their licensees to preempt competitors by anticipating emerging markets and creating strategic “options” for the future.

Many clients view these patents as strategic business assets more than merely legal protections. These strategic patents create new corporate capital that can be converted into new revenue streams, strategic advantage and negotiating positions.

We design and facilitate two- and three-day Invention Workshops to enable clients to systematically create intellectual property in order influence the trajectory of emerging markets.


Strategic Invention Sequence




“I gained insights into a few other companies and what innovation challenges they faced and how they handled them; made connections with individuals in other companies; and got intangible enrichment of my knowledge and experience base from the rich discussions from those in the Network.”

—Engineer, Hewlett-Packard Company