3. How to Invent: Intellectual Aspects of Inventing

  1. Joseph P. Kennedy,
  2. Wayne H. Watkins and
  3. Elyse N. Ball

Published Online: 2 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118410103.ch3

How to Invent and Protect Your Invention: A Guide to Patents for Scientists and Engineers

How to Invent and Protect Your Invention: A Guide to Patents for Scientists and Engineers

How to Cite

Kennedy, J. P., Watkins, W. H. and Ball, E. N. (2012) How to Invent: Intellectual Aspects of Inventing, in How to Invent and Protect Your Invention: A Guide to Patents for Scientists and Engineers, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118410103.ch3

  1. This chapter represents the perspectives and experiences of Dr. Joseph P. Kennedy.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 17 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118369371

Online ISBN: 9781118410103

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Keywords:

  • intellectual aspects of inventing, and how to invent;
  • legal/business aspects of inventing/patenting;
  • patentable inventions, a form of creativity;
  • flaw in Patent Law;
  • patentable invention and requirements

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • On the Definition of Creativity

  • A Flaw in Patent Law

  • Patentable Creativity

  • Intellectual Requirements of Inventing

  • The Process and Product of Inventing

  • Pioneering versus Mediocre Inventions: The Touch of the Expert

  • The Importance of Industrial Experience

  • The Ultimate Goal: Innovation