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HCC TechAssess
    Perform your evaluation and
    prepare something you can use
    as a communication tool at the
    same time.
Five Major Categories
   Organize your metrics into five major categories

       l   OWNERSHIP ISSUES
       l   STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT
       l   ABILITY TO PROTECT
       l   MAINTENANCE
       l   MARKET
Graphical
 Results



             Pull-Down
             Answers to
             Questions

Five Major
  Criteria
Each Category has a set of questions
           and answers




Each answer generates a score that
  is summed for each criterion
TechAssess™ Graphical Results




       Each Category shows a bubble
      proportional in size to its strength
OWNERSHIP ISSUES
 Examines areas that can complicate or cloud ownership

  l   Freedom to Operate
      l   Looks at dependency on other patents
  l   History
      l   Master agreements, MTAs, verbal agreements
  l   Complications
      l   Obligations that involve other companies or
          institutions through Joint Industry Programs or
          consortia
STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT
  back of the napkin versus working model

   l   Time to Market
       l   Longer time to market generally
           increases risk
   l   Financial
       l   How much will it take to get to market?
   l   Dependence
       l   Does this product depend on others?
ABILITY TO PROTECT
   Measuring difficulties with patents or copyrights

  l   Public Disclosure
      l   Have some of the valuable aspects of the
          invention been published?
  l   Degree of Novelty
      l   Is this invention narrow or broad?
  l   Patent Landscape
      l   Will you be entering a very aggressive area
          where many are patenting inventions?
MAINTENANCE
Determining the ease or difficulty in on-going management

   l   Innovators
       l   How many innovators are involved and are
           they cooperative?
   l   Outside Entities
       l   Will you be reporting to other institutions,
           sharing royalties, and striking agreements
           with other organizations?
MARKET
Takes a look at the commercial potential for the invention
 l   Market Location
     l   Perfect for…where, Lithuania?
 l   Competition
     l   Who are you going up against?
 l   Regulations
     l   A look at the hurdles ahead
 l   Other
     l   Trendiness, significance, timeliness, public
         perception
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