Eliminate the Gap: Bridging the Divide between Innovation and Market Success

DeTech.World
3 min readJul 7, 2023

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Innovation is the lifeblood of progress, driving advancements that shape our world. However, bridging the divide between innovative ideas and market success is no easy feat. Let’s try walking in the inventor’s shoes. A young inventor has an idea and wants to realize it for enhancing people’s life and getting profit for himself, unfortunately, he/she doesn’t belong to a rich and powerful family. What could he/she do?

A simple checklist for a young inventor:

  1. Develop proof of concept or create a working prototype to demonstrate the feasibility and functionality of the invention.
  2. Protect intellectual property rights through patents, trademarks, or copyrights.
  3. Find a money service to support research and development, prototype creation, and scalability is a formidable challenge.
  4. Investigate licensing or assignment partnerships, wherein he/she grants the rights to commercialize their invention to a third party. This option allows him/her to focus on further research and development while leveraging the expertise, resources, and market reach of the licensee or assignee.

It appears to be quite challenging however, especially points 2–4 if you have never dealt with IP rights, fundraising mechanism and licensing.

Patent commercialization, despite its potential for driving innovation and economic growth, often faces several challenges that impede its success.

Here are some common troubles encountered in patent commercialization:

  • High Costs: The process of commercializition a patent can be expensive, involving various expenses such as patent filing fees, legal fees, marketing costs, and product development expenses.
  • Lengthy and Complex Legal Processes: Patents are subject to complex legal frameworks and procedures. Navigating the patent system, including filing applications, responding to office actions, and maintaining the patent’s validity, requires expertise and time.
  • Limited Market Demand: Commercializing a patent requires identifying a market with sufficient demand for the patented invention. In some cases, inventors may struggle to find a market niche or encounter challenges in convincing potential buyers of the value and benefits of their patented technology.
  • Lack of Business and Marketing Skills: Inventors are often experts in their technical fields but may lack the necessary business and marketing acumen to successfully commercialize their patents. They may struggle with market research, business planning, pricing strategies, and negotiating licensing or distribution agreements.
  • Competing Technologies and Patent Infringement: The existence of competing technologies or patents in the market can pose challenges for patent commercialization. Inventors must navigate the landscape of existing patents to ensure their invention does not infringe upon others’ intellectual property rights, and they may face infringement claims from competitors, leading to legal disputes and costly litigation.
  • Difficulty in Finding Licensing Partners: Identifying and securing licensing partners or potential buyers for patented technologies can be a significant obstacle.
  • Market Timing and Trends: The success of patent commercialization often depends on market timing and trends. The market landscape can change rapidly, rendering certain technologies obsolete or reducing their commercial potential. Inventors must stay attuned to market dynamics and adapt their commercialization strategies accordingly.

Addressing these challenges requires a multidimensional approach involving education, financial support, legal assistance, mentorship programs, and improved access to market information. Our young inventor should be very smart and very lucky to go through this pathway.

This is why approximately 90% of patents fail to be successfully brought to market.

When we developed our technology transfer platform our main focus was the needs of early-stage innovations. In the early-stage there is a little chance to get a patent for an inventor and secure an idea legally. That makes IP protection a crucial part of the journey to success.

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