Perform your evaluation and
prepare something you can use
as a communication tool at the
Five Major Categories
Organize your metrics into five major categories
l OWNERSHIP ISSUES
l STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT
l ABILITY TO PROTECT
Each Category has a set of questions
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
Examines areas that can complicate or cloud ownership
l Freedom to Operate
l Looks at dependency on other patents
l Master agreements, MTAs, verbal agreements
l Obligations that involve other companies or
institutions through Joint Industry Programs or
STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT
back of the napkin versus working model
l Time to Market
l Longer time to market generally
l How much will it take to get to market?
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?
Determining the ease or difficulty in on-going management
l How many innovators are involved and are
l Outside Entities
l Will you be reporting to other institutions,
sharing royalties, and striking agreements
with other organizations?
Takes a look at the commercial potential for the invention
l Market Location
l Perfect for…where, Lithuania?
l Who are you going up against?
l A look at the hurdles ahead
l Trendiness, significance, timeliness, public
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