Simon ran several companies in the area of product and process innovation consulting, creativity software, patent research, food innovation and funding. He has a background in Material Science, Product development and creativity research at Imperial College. Today Simon is with an online resource for creativity and innovation. His main area of research is the development of an artificial idea generation and problem solving software.

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The patent database, with its 69 million documents is one of the richest resources of knowledge worldwide. The real key to its application is the refined ways to distil the relevant information. This article will highlight novel patent research, and its relevance for each department of a typical company.