Inventing by the NCMR Method
John Andrew, P.E.
This 10 hour online
course describes the inventing process from idea conception to writing a patent
application and filing it online at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
An example contract for outsourcing the patent manufacturing and sales to a
company is also included. It is necessary to be innovative if you work in an
The course includes
a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding
of the course materials.
At the conclusion of this course the student will:
The information will be especially useful to students, entrepreneurs, engineers, and innovators who need tools for any creative processes.
Benefit to Attendees
Attendee of this
course will be able to think more creatively, generating improvements and innovations
to products and methods more effectively.
The Model-T Ford was highly successful in the early 1900's, but could not compete in today's market place. Almost all products and enterprises must progress along an innovation path or they will become obsolete. If the NCMR method is studied and practiced, it will enable and improve the students inventiveness.
Course Content The
course content is in a PDF file (5 MB) Inventing
by the NCMR Method. You need to open or download this document to study
The course content is in a PDF file (5 MB) Inventing by the NCMR Method. You need to open or download this document to study this course.
Existing and new innovation paths are described. The NCMR inventing method is defined and applied to inventing new products. Existing items are improved and new items are created by combining and modifying ideas and things. Making a patent search online and writing a patent disclosure are described. A method for writing a utility patent application and submitting it online is presented.
For additional technical information related to this subject, please visit the following websites or web pages:
Innovation Articles, Guides, and Newsletters at: http://inventors.about.com/
The United States Patent and Trademark Office Home Page at http://www.uspto.gov Provides links to information about all aspects pertaining to invention patents.
Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.