Creative team building is central to all our workshops and our training days are designed to make maximum use of the time available and are rigorous, interactive and challenging. Each workshop lasts up to 8 hours and a substantial part of each day is taken up with learning exercises.
Day 1: Introduction to TRIZ & Patent TRIZ
An introduction to and overview of the TRIZ tools and processes, the TRIZ problem solving process and the fundamentals of creative problem solving and innovative thinking.
You learn and use the TRIZ tools for:
- Developing systems and intellectual property protection (the TRIZ Trends of Technical Evolution)
- For understanding and mapping problems and solutions (9 boxes)
Day 2: Patent Strategy & Creating Strong Patents
An introduction to how TRIZ thinking and the TRIZ tools can help us think clearly, and a senior attorney explains how to develop an intelligent patent strategy.
- The Ideal Outcome is used to uncover and identify all unmet needs for a new invention
- Thinking in Time & Scale is used to chart the past, present and future of our inventions: helping us uncover future opportunities for and threats to our intellectual property.
- See how the TRIZ tools for understanding and solving Contradictions help us understand patents and see new opportunities for creating clever inventions
- View how the Effects database can help us develop new inventions using proven technology
Day 3: Understanding and Circumventing Existing Patents
Attorneys take us through how to understand patents and assess the inventive step.
- TRIZ Function Analysis - the most powerful tool for analysing a patent
- Trimming Rules - how to circumvent or leapfrog a patent by systematically applying these
- The TRIZ Trends of Technical Evolution - apply these to develop inventions to their next generation, allowing us to leapfrog competing technologies, or ring-fence our own