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Description of the service Techmonitor is an annual service that delivers to a client a monthly document with the selection of all the new patents just issued on a global scale, on a specific topic of his interest. Each patent file has a title, an abstract describing the innovation, the name of the inventor, the name of the company that holds the IP, in English language. Further information is available upon request. Each monthly report has a variable number of patents, typically from few units up to a dozen of new patents, depending on the actual number of patents that have globally been issued in that month, in that specific topic.. Each monthly report includes patents that have just been issued, not more than 30 days before the delivery of the report, describing inventions just in the specific sector required by the client; each report is delivered electronically, either to the ELP member (that will forward it to the client) or directly to the end user, with the ELP member in cc. TECH MONITOR
Example of a single patent file : November 20, 2007 Double-hung window with uniform wood interior Abstract A double-hung window having a uniform interior wood appearance is disclosed. The window has a head jamb and side jambs. The window has an upper and lower sash, each having a wood frame. The upper and lower sashes are held in the window by the side jambs. Lock-pins are extendable from each side of the lower sash. A concealed jamb liner cover for selective engagement with each upper side jamb is provided which has an exposed wood surface and a channel for receiving the lock-pin of the lower sash. An upper sash lock housing attached to an upper portion of the wood frame of the upper sash, is provided which holds an upper sash lock-pin for each side of the upper sash. A wooden interior upper parting stop connected to the head jamb conceals the upper sash lock housing when the window is closed. Inventors: McCabe; Jerome J. (Wausau, WI), DeLonay; Jeffrey A. (Wausau, WI), Digman; George H. (Weston, WI) Assignee: Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co., Inc. (Wausau, WI) TECH MONITOR
Benefits for ELP clients : When the client is a company, the benefits provided by the constant access to the most recent IP are the following : 1.Constant feeding of the engineers brains with a continuous flow of new ideas coming from competitors or research organizations, always with inventions strictly related to their work 2.Information about the moves and the strategies of competitors, frequently with an advantage of years: each patent describes a technology at R&D stage, years before than when it is for the first time launched in a new product. 3.Information about innovation coming from academic research, that can be easily acquired by the Techmonitor client and not by its competitors who are not using the service. 4.Information about brilliant engineers who may be hired by the client company
TECH MONITOR Typical Clients : SMEs, not necessarily high tech companies Bigger industrial groups, (but big pharmaceutical companies already have internal services like tech monitor) Associations of entrepreneurs with enough member specialized in a specific sector, Consulting companies, etc.
TECH MONITOR Production and sales: Tech Monitor is the name of the service but it is also the name of a company producing it, established in Italy, based in Verona, founded by Marco Baccanti and other shareholders around six years ago. The company has dedicated trained personnel specialized just in scouting information on IP data bases and in the report preparation. All the major w/w intellectual property databases are accessible to Techmonitor experts. The specific industrial or technological sector is not critical for Techmonitor experts, whose skill is in scouting and selecting IP information independently on its topic. Once a new contract with a client is generated through an ELP member, all the related monthly reports will be produced and delivered electronically either to him, or to him and the final client, according to ELP members request. Up to 3 free monthly reports may be offered to a potential client before the signature of the order, just to allow him to experience all the benefits of the service (or to make him addicted to it…). Once the contract is signed and paid, the service starts and lasts for another 12 months, with 12 monthly reports.
TECH MONITOR Cost of Tech Monitor service The price for an annual service of Techmonitor, in a single technological topic, is 3600 /year. New technologies scanned and introduced once a month (VAT not included, if applicable).