Posted on May 13th, 2013 No comments
Well, this is something that one could write about for his Ph.D graduation work , I suppose … As I never graduated any universities, I just take it as my homework :)) But don’t you worry – I would not go for a long as I like to crack this nut real’ fast!
Yes, you can go through various figures and long line of numbers to explain the importance of Intellectual Property (IP) for economical growth. The WIPO Director Kamil Idris has done so 10 years ago giving a rather good explanation in his brief report.
I will cut this short for you: All top 10 companies in this World are coming from the US. The major value is not in their factories or warehouses but in their IP portfolios. Actually IP makes around 80% of their total market value. Furthermore, in 2003 US had 4700 staff members working for its Patent offices with the total budget of $863 M and these numbers have been growing since. The trend shows very well how modern economy stands on IP rights in developed World. For example the giant Microsoft has more than 31 000 patents on his name ! If you ask why – the answer is simple: To hold the lead. Yes, there are way too many patent trolls‘ & lawsuits about, but that’s the World for us today – If one does well – the others are about ! So if your patent is strong enough you are likely to meet the big corporation at the court ! And if you happen to win, only then you will be a millionaire… Surely there is no easy way out for the private inventor. First you got to invent and then you GOT TO protect all your IP rights really well to be able to go anywhere. Would that change for us in the near future – it’s hard to tell …
* If you need a consultation about your IP or invention idea , please do not hesitate to contact to me.
Posted on March 30th, 2013 No comments
Ain’t no secret that our national patent numbers are many times lower per capita compared to developed countries. Most obvious reason for that is perhaps our post-communist backround, whish is still somehow holding us back to the tradition that all is common. Yes, it is pretty much the same in all over Eastern-Europe. Our situation just seems to be even more awkward as the number of startups over here is one of the highest ! Unyet, we do not have a decent Intellectual Property law or any IP strategy for coming years + we are missing the structure to support a small but active number of inventors in our country. So, the reality is this : if an independent inventor is doing well, he or she is almost forced to leave the country as the support he gets here is next to nothing ! For that reason I AM IN & working for my fellow inventors to get those “potholes of IP” fixed, so at least the next generation could have the legacy.
We, as the Estonian Inventors Association , were honoured to be invited by Social Democrats to the Houses of Parliament’ last Wednesday. Our discussion was constructive and hopefully things can move on from this point. As the Ministry of Justice is currently working on the new IP law, we got to keep our breath till the end of the year in good hope that those essential needs of our inventors will be considered in between those lines. Unfortunately our Association, which is old as the Republic of Estonia, is not invited to take part of those discussions although we present around 25% of our national patents /pa. This kind of situation is non acceptable and therefore I will personally make sure that once this law gets to the Houses of Parilament’ – we have our say.
It seems that two biggest shortcomings in Estonia are the lack of communications & ignorance, which is actually holding us back from the real progress.
Posted on March 26th, 2013 No comments
The first inventionshow of the year 2013 was held at Ellivuori Ski & Holiday Resort in Finland from 21-24 March. As finns have noticed the importance of inventions for the economy, they are investing to events like this at international level. It is no surprise to see estonians, swedes, russians and other folkes at these exhibitions. Ellivuori, which is a small, but nice resort not far from Nokia, has its shine & comfort to treat you in the way you expect. And we experienced just that going to skiing & sauna & also having a great food : )
Back to the show I must admit it was well organized. More than 40 inventors presented their inventions & prototypes. Also well prepared seminars where held about IPR matters by Maunu Korpela from the Finnish Inventors Association. The show attracted tech companies and business angels as usual. We also had inspirational talks by those inventors who have succeeded already – Raimo Flink, Esko Nyberg & Marko Aaltonen. But inventors Samuli Penttinen and Tomi Köhler told their stories how do they live their every- day life. Surely, you would like to know more about those exciting inventions, which were presented in Finland at this time. Just to give you a little taster to make sure you will make it in Autumn I will mention a couple of inventions to you only: Nexamen for Bluetooth marketing and Lightway flying vehicle Got a bit more excited ? If so, then make a note in your calendar for the Week of Innovations at Viitasaari from 19-21 September 2013. For updates just follow my stream.
Posted on March 4th, 2013 No comments
We know how electric cars were turned down in America in 1930s. We also know the reason why – because of the boom in oil industry. As fossil energy is running out now We need more eco-engines and way more alternative energy to run our motobikes, cars & boats. But how to achieve that? Some have made it already, but still a lot more progress needs to be done !
Retired engineer Georgi Vassiljev from Tallinn has come up with the solution, which is so simple, fast & small that can well beat the existing 4-stroke engines by its power and also by the production cost ! From Today Georgi is searching for a manufacturing company, which could produce his engine in good quality and quantity. Therefore I have come to help Georgi to find this company and I have published a part of his patent (PCT) first, to get the attention of top-notch manufacturer. If you seize it as your opportunity for the further innovation and possible lead on the market, please contact to me very soon by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on January 24th, 2013 No comments
It is only recently when estonians have got a grip with the space science. First it was a muscle diagnostic device Myoton & its parabol flights with German space scientists. Now is time for the ESTCube from the University of Tartu. It is hard to tell what is it exactly what makes it possible for a such a small folk, anyhow it confirms that there is still some great potential for the World class performance in our country. I guess partly because there is a good astrological heritage at Tartu and surely because We are the digital nation. Anyway, it is great to see that this project gathers so many young people from different institutions like Estonian Aviation Academy, Tallinn University of Technology and University of Life Sciences and gives them a great oppotrunity to do something nice & big together :
ESTCube-1 - The Electric Solar Wind Sailing Satellite was introduced to the public at Tallinn TV Tower on Tuesday for the last time before taking off in April 2013. Photogallery of the high-profile event was put together by Tallinna Postimees.
For more information please go to their homepage : www.estcube.eu
Posted on January 17th, 2013 No comments
After 3 years of voluntary work with independent inventors I have come to recognition that it is time to re-value my presence. So, from now on I have my company & there is a little fee for my service, but nothing major. Mainly because I could continue what I have been doing so far – consulting people about their ideas & intellectual property rights (IPR) including prototype making, publications, exhibitions & commercialisation of the invention. There is a lot to learn & share and surely not as easy as it looks.
Anyways, I do get letters from around the Globe & people ask me all sorts of questions about their inventions. My job is to understand the stage of the idea or invention and also to specify needs, so they can move on to make their dreams come true !
In that way I am the Angel of inventors , giving them simple, yet a special advice what to do next. If you are one of those people with a great idea on your hand – then you can write to me also or even meet me in person! My email is: email@example.com . I promise, I will keep your idea confidential. You even do not have to tell me exactly what is your invention – I can still help you to move on - Yes, it is possible indeed :o)
Happy inventing !
Posted on January 6th, 2013 No comments
All things do not to have to be square. In fact they can be even more exciting if breaking the traditional shape. Swedish inventor Tomas Åstrand and his brother Lennart have proved it once again & in a very simple way, making the brand-new game called Triljard ! This is really a step further from Billiard as the game has 12 walls instead of 4 and the angle between those is 60 degrees. Once you have played it – you know the difference ! From my experience I must say that it is well advanced compared to Billiard.
I met inventor Thomas in Stockholm last Sunday. We had a cracking game of Triljard with our common friend Sören Norling who has his very own prototype company - Normec Tec. Somehow I managed to win the game, which was surprising indeed, but more importantly I ve got a real good buzz from Triljard : ) In return they have my company 7D OÜ on the board as the official dealer for Estonia & Finland. Surely I am delighted to help inventor Tomas to present his awesome game exclusively for the showrooms, clubs & pubs, hotels, businesses & private sector. The Triljard (2,1m x 2,4m) takes the total game space of 5m x 5m and costs around 4ooo-5000eur depending on specifications. Obviously this requires a nice big room to be occupied, but it could be covered up and used as the table for meetings as well. In that way you can have the doubble usage of the space. Anyway, it is a unique game & gorgeous piece of furniture in the World today.
To order your very own Triljard table please go to companys homepage: www.triljard.com * If You ll quote for Estonian Inventor you will qualify for 100eur discount :) Clients from Estonia & Finland can contact to 7D OÜ by tel +372 54 58 46 75.
I have noticed this game has ability to expand your thinking “out of the box” and therefore I recommend it for innovative companies to inspire & relax their hardworking brains.
* The very first World Championship in Triljard is expected to take place in Sweden this Autumn.
Posted on January 4th, 2013 No comments
Happy New Year folkes !
The beginning of the year is always good time to see what people have promised to themselves & to the others.
Most of us who would like to achieve anything have experienced critisizm and even bulling in some stage of their lives. So have I. Interesting thing is that most commonly its coming from your close ones – friends & family… But somehow this all can make you stronger to break the ice & succeed finally.
I have noticed a little picture by dtail on Facebook about some people who have been just like that ! I hope this can encourage you to dream on and work on to achieve what you have been called for.
This is your chance – make the most of it & never ever give up your dream !!
Posted on December 24th, 2012 No comments
Last year we were looking into Santas Detector, which could record his visit by chimney. This year I have searched the means of transport of this jolly good chap – the Sleigh. As we say it in the game of golf: it is not important how you drive, but how you arrive ! Well, I guess both are eaqually impontnt for Santa, specially when he has to reach out so many children around the Globe and also retain his good health after his massive journey …
I did a little search via Google patents and found that Gene form IPWatchdog has already done some good work about Santas sleigh patents what have been granted since 1897…
Furthermore, I found out Santas Road Tracking System, invented by Norad So, if you would like to check out his latest gear you better keep tracking.
*** MERRY CHRISTMAS FOLKES ! ***
Posted on December 21st, 2012 No comments
Here we are 21.12.12. just an hour before Winter Solstice and the end of Mayas calendar…
I thought I should say few words about this matter myself as I see more people are getting involved than usual. First of all, every year we can hear some predictions about certain dates and events, but non of them have matched so far. Why is it so? Possibly so as were not meant to know and therefore we could live with a bit more of a respect to God & the Life itself. Well, at least majority of us …
Now, some of us say that it will be the Planet X or Nibiru what will finish us today. Would it really? Lets see what NASA senior scientist David Morrison had to say about this case :
To be honest, I think that it is 1000x more likely that some idiot would to press a wrong button and nukes go up and do the damage. Anyway, it is not about the water but the fire this time as it has been written so in our bestseller – The Bible – Matthew 24:3-44 … and no one knows the exact time but our Father in Heaven only.
There is one more option to remain – Solar flares – which are unpredictable as explosions on The Sun are not under our control. Once again NASA takes the closer look.
No matter what, to have yourself a little bunker its not a bad idea, but would it be enough? I recon that any inventions which help to protect us from Solar Flares are more than welcome in these days. After all it was just 1859 when The Sun did the massive damage to our planet so that even telegraph was down on the both sides of the big pond. Now, if it happens again the damage would be miles bigger as we have gone too much digital …
To complete my story with some positive notes: I would like to remind us that this life is short anyway : ) Therefore we should treat the time we call TODAY as it really is the last one & doing good to other people. Surely this is not The End as our Life will continue after any physical impact … So, are you ready for the journey to the other side ?