“In the circle of confidential communication and co-working”
Terms Used• Know-How: dates, skills and knowledge with commercial/social value; you don’t want or it cannot be protected by patents• Co-workers: participants of co-working for preparation of these “Know-How” for the implementation/sale
The problem: Results of intellectual activity are badly used Our hypotheses:• According to WIPO(Report 2012), there are 7.8 mil patents in force worldwide. According to some estimations, only a few tenths to 2-3 percent are used• There is a weakly defined market of know-how. Its size is similar to the patent market, and it is used in the same proportion• Activity of the Know-How Club is able to dramatically enhance a share of used Intellectual Property (IP) in segments of small and middle enterprises (SME)
Membership• Know-How Club unites initiators of potential innovations and all of those who take part in primarily evaluation, refining, protection, preparing of presentations, diffusion, sale, exploitation and other attendant procedures to enhance moral and financial rewards of all participants of the process• Know-How Club is the special group on www.LinkedIn.com (LI) with the same name, and unites members of other LI groups connected with IP, new technologies, marketing, and design
Clarification of the problem• Club focuses on ideas of SME’s and independent inventors, and proposes to commercialize them in proper manner• The goal of the Club’s activity is to implement know-how with maximum savings of coworkers time and energy due to making use of existing knowledge, expertise, and connections (clear and latent)• Co-working in this manner is fun!
Solving the problem• Club’s activity is able to support Know- How implementation due to quick exchange of information, integration of competitions and correct settling of controversies in a friendly and confidential environment
How Club works• Everybody can address all club’s members with a request to evaluate his idea, take part in its refining and going to the market. Request is formulated as clear as possible but without key sensitive details• Who wants to help says: “I am ready to take part”. If the initiator agrees they will co-work and fix their document’s flow.• When the task (or a defined stage of it) is solved, co- workers register their creative and sweat shares by mutual agreement (they may define their shares before their start too)• If they cannot to agree themselves, they address Club’s Jury with this problem and obey the decision of the Jury
Why they obey the decision of the Jury• Joining the club, everybody pledges to cooperate in good faith and comply with the Jurys decision in case of disputes. Refusing a Jury decision means publishing of an exception of the Club with information about the incident across all members and relevant LI groups (in fact ,"loss of face" of one who refused).• The jury makes a decision based on the evidences of co-working provided by the debaters. Jury’s members are guided by their own understanding of the business of "here and now".
Key Club’s featuresEvery newcomer agrees:• "I will be open and friendly in dealing with other members of the Club, maintaining maximum available trust and confidence. In case of any dispute I will accept the decision of the Jury"• The Jury is formed by the founders of the LI group.• Jury decides on controversial issues reviewing co- working documents during an online conference• Wanting to discuss any matter with a non-member on Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) conditions, any member invites him to join Club
Typical co-working situations• Primarily Pros and Cons are made according to the principle “It’s better to kill a bad idea earlier than later”• Running an initial idea to technical maturity• Evaluation of idea’s patent ability• Co-authoring and co-ownership of patents (if it needs)• Creating the best presentation of an idea (modeling, pictures, videos) and defining partners and distribution channels• Creating a reasonable scheme of commercialization/business model in detail• Support in negotiations• Support and participation at any stage of commercialization
“The more earlier to kill a bad idea themore humane this action is”…generatenew, good ones!
Finance• Club’s activity and website are supported with membership fees• Jury works as volunteers
Regulation of the Jury• All Jurys decisions are open, motivated and explained• Before the Jury’s decisions, contending co-workers do not inform anybody else about their dispute• If parties follow the Jury’s decision, all information about the dispute stays closed• If one of the coworkers refuses to follow the Jury’s decision, he is excluded from the Club. Brief info about this exclusion and essence of the dispute are made public in relevant LI groups and on the Club website• The Jury’s mission – to be an idle regulator, and helps co-workers in the extreme situations only
Questions to you are• Do you see any new opportunities in this for you, personally?• What questions and ideas are you having?• Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org (All your notes and proposals are considered as co-working)