Inventor DAO

A collective, building and defending our Web3 future, today.

At A Glance

web3 as generative framework

 Web3 technologies and design principles constitute a generative framework that can use purposefully to transform legacy products, services, and industries today. At the same time, we both dedicate patentable IP to the commons, and pool it to reward and defend the Web3 industry.

practical, Applied futurism

We use the Web3 framework  and proven invention techniques to sprint ahead of conventional, organic innovation practices. In practice, we live in the near future, to discover and then build today what our generative framework tells us we will inevitably find there.

collective effort and reward

Participants receive INVNT tokens proportional to their invention, development, operations, or staking contributions. These are units of account, granting fractional ownership of Inventor and with it, defensive IP access, product opportunities, and a share of revenue.

Inventing Atop Open Foundations

As in prior waves of network technology development, foundational substrate frequently must remain free open source, and unencumbered by IP privatization. In the case of the Web, this covered much of networking, server, database, languages and more.

In the Web3 industry, there are technologies that must and will remain free and open. Inventor processes areconfigured to support these open foundations, and to instead focus on growing the range of valuable applications that may be built atop them.

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Building Intellectual Property at Industry Scale

Inventor uses intentional invention techniques used successfully, in prior developments. For example, Inventor techniques were used to build an estimated billion dollar mobile/social patent portfolio before those categories mushroomed. A kind of applied futurism, the Inventor approach enables contributors to sprint ahead of current product and market developments and as-yet unaddressed technology constraints to envision and fully describe inventions likely to be strategic and valuable to the industry well before conventional practices can even imagine them.

In addition, to rapidly achieve industry scale, Inventor is designed to activate a network of incentivized inventors, developers, and business operators. Inventor’s collective production model provides resources needed to identify, realize, and grow valuable businesses and important, defensive and licensable intellectual property at scale, and ahead of the curve.

The Problem

In the development of any new industry, from blockchain, to immersive technologies, to new and transformative biotech development, there is a grossly inefficient, duplicative effort to capture and make proprietary intellectual property that. 

If, however, those efforts were coordinated at the development or late development stage, and organized into emerging standards-essential pools, all contributors would be able to leverage the collective effort without giving up their own competitive marketplace advantages.

It is profoundly in every innovator company’s interest to implement an intellectual property strategy that protects every category creators’ freedom to innovate and operate while also setting up at the outset rewards for consicous, forward-looking intellectual property development. 

Patent Activity is Accelerating

Companies large and small, in the U.S., Asia, Europe and also in emerging economies are engaged in wholesale invention at a level never before seen in human history.

There is real need and opportunity in joining an organized, proactive, pool-style approach to identifying, developing, capturing, and monetizing resulting valuable intellectual property early in an industry’s development. 

Power in Numbers

Inventor’s design turns the global, distributed nature of invention into an advantage. Old school approaches are (necessarily) bound by quarterly revenue targets, achieved with tightly managed product development.

Patenting programs can be well funded and managed and move quickly, but generally only within the constraints of product or revenue target realities. 

By contrast, an Inventor program rewards developing pool IP assets a primary objective for anyone who can contribute, anywhere in the world, irrespective of the constraints of the current technical state of the art, or top-down product revenue objectives.

sprinting ahead of constraints

Technical and market constraints currently impede the development and deployment of blockchain applications at scale. But the development of intellectual property covering inevitable, valuable apps is not impeded. We will invent ahead of viability to capture and protect forthcoming value. Our focus: those inventions likely to be valuable and strategic to the industry in the foreseeable future. 

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Imperiling the freedom to innovate and operate

Patents  give the holder legal standing to require alleged infringers to pay license fees or cease infringing operations and product development. For this reason, significant powers to inhibit another accrue to the patent holder.

open foundation, proprietary apps

The assumption that a FOSS (free and open software) approach to variou technical initiatives can alone mitigate the risk of proprietary claims, while powerful, is simply not enough. Apps built atop FOSS foundations can and will be privatized. For example, Google runs on Linux, but Google Apps’ code is proprietary.

the time is always now

As in any land rush, those who arrive and make claims first gain control of the territory. Your industry is likely engaged in developing new territory, still in the process of discovery. It’s difficult to know where it will end in your category. But we can be sure that aggressive patenting efforts will at some point claim every square inch of that new territory. The time available to start or join an Inventor program is now.

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