Dean Kamen on patents, innovation and the new-idea glut

Fascinating Gartner interview with dystopically optimistic Segway inventor Dean Kamen. Here is his way of looking at the idea glut:

“When I get a new patent these days, the patent number is 6 million something. When I got my first patents, they were numbered 3 million something. So in my career, the number of patents has doubled, just in the US, and I can assure you, there have not been 3 million innovations since I started working.”

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  1. afshin says:

    Dear sir
    I have few new idea about different product. Please tell me about your polocy and give me some information about fow to submit my perposal.