MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 201, 20182017 The 3rd International Conference on Inventions (ICI 2017)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Invention of smart system|
|Published online||14 September 2018|
Positivity creation and its effect on idea patentability: a case of a new faucet invention
Dpt. Industrial Design, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Among criteria of patentability, concern of novelty is taking priority in comparing to non-obviousness and industrial applicability. However, novelty is difficult to be demonstrated before conducting a thorough research of the prior art after a proposal is been designed, which is time-consuming. Under such circumstance, 1) Positive creativity is applied in this research to enhance idea patentability by positively building it during a design process. 2) Start with elaborating idea of positive creativity, its conceptual tool is applied in this research to design a new faucet, and do actual patent application. 3) The result of patents obtained in several countries, including invention (Taiwan) and design patents (Taiwan, U.S., China), indicates that positive creativity is capable of producing patentable ideas. 4) Faucet manufacturing is a traditional industry within which theoretically more difficult to get invention patents. This further indicates that positive creativity (through positivity creation) should have similar effect in providing patentable ideas in highly-innovative industries.
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