Time and again, lawyers are the spoilsports of innovation! Pioneering innovations were developed, but suddenly the legal department raises an objection, as the legal framework still has to be clarified. Often it is a matter of clarifying patents and other trademark rights. But other issues such as secrecy, infringement of rights or unauthorized use of software etc. can also confuse everything.
An important factor is the time schedule. If an important patent has yet to be applied for, many months may pass. This can ruin the decisive lead. And until then, absolute silence must be maintained, otherwise all efforts were in vain. If someone should slip up or the rights cannot be secured, the legal emergency brake will be pulled at some point. Then countless hours of innovation work will have been in vain, large sums of money will have been spent pointlessly, the market lead will have been lost. And the willingness to take a new risk dwindles from project to project.
These scenarios are commonplace in German companies. The culprits are quickly found: the lawyers. They still find a hair in the innovation soup, they dig up further concerns and lay huge stumbling blocks on the way to new products..
Many obstacles can be removed early in the innovation process, and with the help of legal know-how, the goal can be achieved even faster. And those who know more about how aspects of the innovation process are to be legally assessed can clarify legal questions earlier and more specifically.
For this reason, we have developed a special training format with Armin Schobloch, lawyer and innovation coach, which gives you the necessary know-how to carry out effective innovation work, to avoid unnecessary costs, to accelerate rather than hinder innovation and to develop new, even more far-reaching innovations. You receive tailor-made background knowledge that enables you to ask the right questions, analyse weaknesses and find solutions during the development process.
The training is aimed at a broad group of people: Beneficiaries will be those who are involved in the development of innovative products and services on the one hand and those who are responsible for the promotion and implementation of innovations on the other.
Armin Schobloch studied law and has 13 years of experience as product and business developer.
Whether it is copyright and legal assessment of newly created works, getting to know new people and cultures around the globe or developing new products. He knows what it takes to establish successful innovations and which hurdles and blockades are pure poison for innovations.
Are you willing to make yourself familiar with new innovation methods? Are you wondering what the job of an Innovation Coach looks like? Are you willing to be up-to-date as to the subject of innovation?
We will send you hand-picked innovation know-how in the monthly verrocchio Notes. Free of charge and geared to practice. At first hand from Benno van Aerssen and Christian Buchholz, the founders of verrocchio Institute.
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