The "Patton Process" is a process based upon the integration of three disciplines:  Patent, Invention, and Business. It takes about 2-3 revolutions of communication, exploration, and refinement to create the optimum invention or product. 

1. Invention Strategy

  • Concept creation through production

    • Invention based upon patent whitespace and business needs

2. Patent Strategy

  • White space analysis - protect invention concept from all similar ideas based on logical business strategies.

3. Business Strategy

  • Considering market needs 

  • Price point research

  • Tailoring product or invention to ensure maximum financial gain

Patentability is based on white space, which is referred to as mapping a patent

White space mapping looks at all patent claims to reveal what has not been patented in a certain area. A "patent buster" (someone who circumnavigates existing patent claims) uses this process to create patent claim mapping and identify available areas for new invention. Inventing while patent mapping is a unique process created by Patton Design, which established an expertise in patent busting, white space analysis, patentability, and integration with new inventions. The cost of patent issues can be enormous, and the investment in this process is essential to understand the patent's market viability and true worth to ensure optimum business opportunities. To license patent rights, this strategy must be verified to establish the contractual potential for business legitimacy.