18 episodes

In this series, John shares insights relating to invention, creativity, and intellectual property collected over 17 years at IBM (becoming its top inventor with over 100 patents and 150 patent publications) and 23 years as managing director of ipCapital Group (working with over 800 companies and approximately 15% of the Fortune 500, hundreds of mid-size companies and hundreds of startups and governmental laboratories).

Invent Anything™ with John Cronin ipCapital Group

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In this series, John shares insights relating to invention, creativity, and intellectual property collected over 17 years at IBM (becoming its top inventor with over 100 patents and 150 patent publications) and 23 years as managing director of ipCapital Group (working with over 800 companies and approximately 15% of the Fortune 500, hundreds of mid-size companies and hundreds of startups and governmental laboratories).

    Teaching The World To Invent with John Cronin

    Teaching The World To Invent with John Cronin

    In this special episode, Mark Alyn joins host John Cronin in an interview format. They discuss John’s background that lead to a career as an inventor, starting from childhood to becoming the top inventor at IBM, to founding ipCapital Group. Further, John and Mark discuss the process of invention, that starts with a problem that needs to be solved by a creative idea. Eventually, with the right tools that creative idea can become an invention, and that invention can become a patent. This episode is great for anyone who wants an overview of the creative process that can lead to innovations in technology and business.


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    • 33 min
    Evidence of Use: Detecting Patent Infringement | Invent Anything with John Cronin

    Evidence of Use: Detecting Patent Infringement | Invent Anything with John Cronin

    In this episode, John discusses when patent owners should consider getting an ‘Evidence of Use’ (EoU) opinion. Evidence of use is a process of collecting material evidence that an outside party may be practicing the technology claimed in a patent. We will cover: 1 - What is Evidence of Use (EoU) 2 - How Can EoU leverage your company 3 - EoU secrets only the experts know 4 - How to Monetize Patents with EoU 5 - Avoid pitfalls with EoU 6 - Know more about your competitor and their products with EoU


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    • 30 min
    Evidence of Use: Detecting Patent Infringement | Invent Anything with John Cronin Episode 15

    Evidence of Use: Detecting Patent Infringement | Invent Anything with John Cronin Episode 15

    In this episode, John discusses when patent owners should consider getting an ‘Evidence of Use’ (EoU) opinion. Evidence of use is a process of collecting material evidence that an outside party may be practicing the technology claimed in a patent. We will cover: 


    What is Evidence of Use (EoU)
    How Can EoU leverage your company 
    EoU secrets only the experts know 
    How to Monetize Patents with EoU 
    Avoid pitfalls with EoU 
    Know more about your competitor and their products with EoU


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    • 30 min
    Avoid Patent Infringement with Freedom to Operate | Invent Anything with John Cronin Episode 14

    Avoid Patent Infringement with Freedom to Operate | Invent Anything with John Cronin Episode 14

    In this episode, we'll cover freedom to operate (FTO), what it is and the many strategies that you can use to gain leverage for your company. Learn secrets very few companies know, and more importantly, learn how to protect your company from patent lawsuits. FTO will also let you know more about your competitor to build better products and services at very low costs. Topics covered in this episode include:


    What is freedom to operate?
    What are the next steps if there is an FTO risk?
    Things that you can do if there is FTO risk. What are the tactics you can use?
    How can you leverage FTO in your company?
    How to build what you learn from FTO into your product development or IP strategy
    The future of FTO


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    • 30 min
    Invention vs. Innovation – What’s the Difference? | Invent Anything with John Cronin Episode 13

    Invention vs. Innovation – What’s the Difference? | Invent Anything with John Cronin Episode 13

    Invention is the key tool driving innovation. In this episode, John provides a clear differentiation of invention and innovation that, once understood, could transform your business. Very few people understand this critical distinction. Why do innovation programs fail, even when they are well funded? What is the missing link between invention and innovation that can drive major breakthroughs in technology? This episode is perfect for managers who drive invention and innovation in their companies. 

    Topics covered in this episode also include: 


    Why is this discussion even needed? 
    How companies struggle with innovation 
    Tools & Processes of Innovation 
    Invention Definition 
    Why companies struggle with invention 
    Invention Tools & Processes 
    Invention is the Key Tool Set of Innovation


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    • 33 min
    The Secret Weapon of IP: Enabled Publications | Invent Anything with John Cronin Episode 12

    The Secret Weapon of IP: Enabled Publications | Invent Anything with John Cronin Episode 12

    In this episode you will learn everything you need to know about enabled publications. Often erroneously called "defensive publications," Enabled Publications offer a secret and powerful weapon in your IP arsenal. Learn about enabled publications, what they can do, how to document them, and how to use them to create the cheapest and most powerful "weapon" in the IP strategy. Learn this and your likely to improve the value of your current and future IP portfolio enormously and again, as crazy as it may sound, at extremely low cost. Topics discussed include:


    History of Enabled Publications
    Definition of Enabled Publications
    How Enabled Publications are different from other publications
    Documenting Enabled Publications
    IP Strategies using Enabled Publications
    The Future of Enabled Publications


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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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MikeD in VT ,

Amazing insights

Great material on innovating and leveraging that innovation

Sethphan ,

Finally and invention and IP podcast

There are many pods on creativity for art and music, but this is truly for business innovators. Adding on john’s career experience in IP is a huge bonus. Amazing they are giving away also this info for free, listens like a master class from one of IBMs all time greatest inventors

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