Open innovation and industrial secrets

We have seen the example of Apple and its iPhone, result of extensive collaborations with startups to produce a best-selling product. We are here in the very competitive sector of electronics products, with short cycles, intense competition on price, customers with high expectations … in short all the factors requiring the use of Open Innovation to reduce risks and take a strategic advantage over the competition. Some might think that in this sector, it is easier to manage collaborations and that the notion of industrial secrets is less vital than in their own sector of activities. Open Innovation is compatible with secret What would be the area that you would think is the most reluctant to this “opening” or sharing? With

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David Copperfield’s Flying Illusion Revealed or how to protect your invention?

This is our first article intended for inventors and more precisely for public researchers. Traditionally, researchers (including myself) release their work to the rest of the world through publications in scientific journals. However, over the last decade, the policy of public research institutions has changed and researchers are increasingly incited to patent their findings. In a series of articles, we will explain how to protect your inventions (secret, patent, publication, etc.), what a patent is etc. Before diving into the subject, we begin the series with a rather fun anecdote and will reveal the secret behind David Copperfield’s Flying Illusion. The bottom line is: what is the best way to protect an invention? Secret vs. patent How the Internet made

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