According to the data of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), more than 3,000,000 patent applications are filed annually in the world. This means more than 8,300 patent applications per day. The number of patents protected each year exceeds millions. While there is such a new product, production method and technological development speed, it becomes more and more difficult to make innovation or R&D and produce a completely new product. This increases the risk of patent barriers for companies when developing a new product, production method or technology. While some companies develop a new product, production method or technology by being more rational, they minimize this risk by doing Freedom to operate before the project. However, after many companies have launched a new product on the market, they confront patent holders. Encountering a patent barrier at the end of production or during sales often results in costly consequences.
Patent risks faced during the production or launch of a new product and technology can vary. For example, using directly a patent which has been registered in USA but has not been registered in Turkey does not risk in Turkey or countries where it hasn’t been registered. Such cases are exceptions. Most of the time, if a company has a patent barrier while producing or selling, it must review its status. Since producing and selling a patented product involves major risks such as closure of the firm or exposure to high action for compensation. Therefore, there must be a solution against patent barriers. This solution is generally referred to as working around patent or breaking patent on the market.
Some of the patent barriers faced by companies can be solved by expert patent attorneys. Similarly, R&D work can be done with or without academic support with the guidance of patent attorneys. However, this requires quite a long time and is costly. Most of the time, this type of classic solution fails. To overcome patent barriers, in addition to the classical patent attorney’s knowledge, it is necessary to use methodologies that have worked in the related technical field, mastered the patent subject and overcome the patent barriers. TRIZ methodology is the most effective methodology known in the world for working around or breaking patent. TRIZ methodology is the methodology of making discoveries that have basically emerged with the use of patents. To workaround or break patents, engineers who are familiar with TRIZ and patents are required to work. Working around or breaking a patent is actually a TRIZ and R&D study with patent origin.
KORDINAT is working around the patent or breaking the patent with the patent attorney and TRIZ masters who are experts in the patent barriers faced by the customers. The success rate in studies conducted to date is over 90%. Working around patent or breaking patent works with KORDINAT consultancy take an average of 6-8 months. Compared with the classic R&D solutions and the fact that it is at least 12 months and the result is uncertain, TRIZ and patent based solution will be more advantageous.