The Business of Ideas
The Highs and Lows of Inventing and Extracting Revenue from Intellectual Property
About the Book
Knowing when an idea has the potential to generate revenue for its inventor and how to go about extracting that revenue is a dilemma shared by many inventors. Whether you are a seasoned inventor or a part-time tinkerer, this book will help you decide if your idea has value and how to reach the pot of gold at the end of the inventor’s rainbow. With over twenty-five years of experience in military and consumer product development, the author is a prolific inventor who has been involved in all aspects of product design and development. Currently he is president and chief technical officer of Porticos, Inc., a full-service mechanical engineering and design firm in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, providing mechanical design services with a focus on innovative design, strategic planning, and technical direction. In this book, he shares his own personal and relevant experiences in an easy-to-understand and sometimes humorous style that will serve as an excellent reference for the inventor interested in generating revenue from his or her ideas.
About the Author
With over 25 years of experience in military and consumer product development, Greg Patterson has been involved in all aspects of product design and development. Currently he is President of Porticos, Inc., a full service Mechanical Engineering and Design Firm located in Research Triangle Park, NC, providing Mechanical Design services with a focus on innovative design, strategic planning, and technical direction. Greg's intellectual property portfolio is evidence of his passion for design and innovation. He currently holds 28 utility and design patents, with others pending, and multiple related publications in a broad spectrum of disciplines. Areas of innovation range from gas turbine engine operating software to consumer electronic devices. Prior to Porticos, Greg held numerous engineering and management positions at Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications (formerly Ericsson) and the military aircraft engine division of Pratt & Whitney. Greg earned his BS in Aerospace Engineering from North Carolina State University.