Sunday, September 25, 2011

Americans Brainstorm More Than Europeans? Creativity Study.

Might Americans Brainstorm More Than Its Fellow Europeans? Is The US 15 Times More Creative Than Europe When It Comes To Brainstorming?

Is The US Really Fifteen Times More Creative Than Europe When It Comes To "Brainstorming"?

This interesting trademark discovery happened when Innovation Institute searched if it could get a trademark for Brainstorm Rights.

A quick search for trademarks in the EU and US had an interesting finding. 

The EU and US trademark offices show the US filed 76 trademarks using the word "brainstorm", while the European Union filed only 5 so far. From only this perspective the American culture might be construed as valuing the culture of brainstorming 15.6 times more than the EU.

Innovation Institute's work developing inventions in the US, Europe, Japan and other countries has been positive. However, where are you more likely to receive criticism for a new invention before it gets's launched? The US or Europe? 

Unfortunately many Americans are viewed by Europeans as less reliable, and more flaky (based on numerous studies conducted by Innovation Institute since 1984). Because Americans may have less roots, are they less inhibited to question established practices? European culture statistically has been found to work more towards maintaining the old ways, hence the common ten critical questions an inventor often faces in Europe before they get done incubating their invention.  However are Americans often too polite when someone has an idea the listener guesses has not chance of success? This and linked blogs brainstorm roles culture play in creative thinking. Check out the role culture plays in creative thinking at
Statistics are limiting. Every culture has many people who don't fit into the statistical findings.

The short study of brainstorm trademarks looks only at trademarks using the term brainstorm, and which are registered on the broader US and EU levels. Local offices have their own trademarks. Trademarks in specific EU country and US state markets were not included from Innovation Institute, LLC’s trademark study.

Note, trademarks don't need to be registered to have intellectual property rights. Pending registered trademarks might not get published on government sites.

See this blog's free trademark search links

Remember charming Europe is a great place to visit and live. Everyone is unique, though largely influenced by the cultures in which they grew up and now live.

There are many other ways to measure creativity, such as the number of patents filed.  Europe and the US both do very well.  But brainstorming and the number of innovative articles coming from EU and US institutes are different. Steven Kays, the coiner of Brainstorming Rights™ follows and shares many innovative articles on a wide range of topics published in English at  Taking into account rough guesses on the high percentage of small European country writers who publish in English, it seems the US, and California’s greater San Francisco Bay Area, more specifically are more open minded to brainstorming innovative ideas. Steven Kays’ mother was born in Berlin and comes from a long line of inventors. Kays was raised mostly in Tokyo while his father worked for USIA (US Information Agency). Kays loves Europe and finds California more conducive to innovative business start ups which is why he owns his 80 suite business incubator at

Europeans doing business in California could benefit from a study on their open-mindedness.  It’s guessed they and other foreigners in California might be more innovative than fellow California innovators were it easily tracked and measured.  Who is leading the world’s innovations? Google the role culture plays in creative thinking. Then ask if American culture supports Brainstorming More Than European culture.

Free Trademark Search Links For US & EU Trademarks

Use Free Trademark Links For US & EU Trademark Searches

• US Trademarks: Click the top left blue trademark box. You might ignore the error message that you get

• European Union Trademarks:

• Specific US state trademarks: Contact each state's secretary of state department.

• European - Country specific trademarks:

More free patent rights tools at: courtesy of Innovation Institute,LLC

When Did Innovation Institute Start Researching The Creative Thinking Process?

Innovation Institute started in the 1970's.

Innovation Institute was formerly known as Japan America Institute until 1984. It researched creativity in culture while founder Steven Kays was living in Tokyo's Roppongi district from 1977 thru 1979. Steven Kays helped write 1987's number 1 US best seller "Closing of the American Mind" in the early 1980's with professor Allan Bloom. "Closing of the American Mind" was published in 1987. Earlier books via Allan Bloom were also developed with other co-writers even if they weren't always mentioned fully by name.

Numerous artists and other creative people were studied in New York City and Hawaii through most of the 1980's when it was called Innovation Institute, Inc.
In 1991, Innovation Institute’s studies at its Bethesda, Maryland, USA office on East-West Highway confirmed many of Steven Kays’ theories from the 1980’s.  Further studies on the role culture plays in the creative process were carried out around the world (mostly in Europe and Japan).

Innovation Institute also set up the largest known east - west electronic research program behind the former iron curtain in Europe. It worked closely with their top universities including St. Petersburg State Technical University.

Don't be fooled by other organizations trying to emulate Innovation Institute's trade name or inventions. Extensive research by Innovation Institute and hired trade mark searchers suggests Innovation Institute was the first and only Innovation Institute. Anyone can check into this by researching old business directories such as those from Gale Publishing, and corporate filing papers. Numerous European engineers were robbed by rich country electronic manufacturers who failed to pay fair royalties for years of hard work and no reward. However Innovation Institute is working to correct such illegal intellectual property crimes against those who actually did infringe electronic patent rights. Determining first to invent or first to file gets complicated as Innovation Institute and its affiliates filed the world largest known patent applications since Jan 2006. Alleged infringement is brainstorming and not fact until the electronics infringement is proven guilty.

Earlier this decade, Innovation Institute established its standard electronic invention license agreement process at
Innovation Institute's work took place in Silicon Valley and the greater San Francisco Bay Area since the early 1990's where it is now headquartered 7 minutes from Napa, and 4 minutes from San Francisco Bay in Fairfield, California.

Brainstorm Rights

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Are You Liable For Having An Idea? 
• Are you liable for your creative ideas that may be no better than an unjustifiable opinion? Brainstorming doesn’t calibrate all possible scenarios. So can you be responsible for ideas shared that come off the top of your mind?
• Laws might protect brainstorming. International laws can encourage creative thinking by not making you liable for just sharing a creative idea, or invention concept. But liability increases when the invention concept is manufactured for the public.

• Politics, security and confidentiality matters don’t always permit free discussion. Political retaliation is common worldwide (not just in less developed countries).
• Joking with airlines, politicians or police can be illegal.

Don’t Punish Good Hearted Creative Thinkers:
• Don’t burden creative minds: Creative thinkers are more imaginative when not burdened by thoughts of repercussions from their ideas. The creative mind can think more freely by reducing the weights from worrying about being condemned for trying to solve a problem. Letting ideas flow off the top of one’s mind is proven to often generate more ideas.
• Make a list: Most new ideas will usually fail. So encourage a larger list of possible solutions without penalty. Later one seeks the better ideas when one is being less creative.
• Just Opinions: Brainstorming is a way of communicating opinions. Any negative statements are allegations.

Creative Methods
Enhance Creative Thinking Skills

Inspire Thinking Outside The Box:
Free Creative Thinking Stimulation Tools For Inventors and Electronic Engineers
• Content comprises “elements” as defined in the patent application, patent applications referencing said application.
• Creative thinking is also defined as: Connecting the elements (as in connecting the dots). Creative thinking and related tools, systems, methods and inventions are defined and measured by: Innovation Institute™ originality score systems; Novelty IQ Test™; Adaptability IQ Test™; etc.
• Brainstorming Tools include: Innovation Institute™ inventor tools; Adaptive Invention Machine™ www.InventionMachine.Biz, Adaptive Matrix™; etc.
• Material in sites may not be properly assembled, i.e. the dots may not be correctly connected. Elements may be connected when they shouldn’t be.  Needed elements and warnings are often omitted due to needs for simplification; comprehensibility; focus; etc. Or it may include simple error.

Look at how this site provides no guarantees of any kind.
• Expect possible problems arising out of the use of this site material. You will agree not to indemnify the website or its web links. Hold the site and links harmless. Hold harmless the website’s and link’s: journalists, bloggers, directors, editors, inventors, independent contractors, employees, partners, investors, agents, successors, distributors, subsidiaries and related people and companies.
• Mediation & Arbitration: Readers agree first to mediation should problems arise.  Failing that, we require arbitration with the loser paying legal costs. This site requests the American Arbitration Association in Solano County, California.
• Hold Harmless: Innovation Institute suggests creative thinkers at least receive some “hold harmless” statement for their ideas that may not turn out as hoped.  Most innovative ideas fail.  The few that succeed can earn millions or more. Write something out, or find sample hold harmless agreements on the web to show your lawyer. Authorized sites linking to this page request they be held harmless from their ideas, and if possible actions they may take relating to those ideas.
• Authorized sites (as defined herein) don’t force anyone to do something unethical or illegal. Authorized sites explore topics.
• Infringement: Discussions about infringement are brainstorming. Nobody is proven to be an infringer until proven in the court of law.
• Slander: Any fictional discussion about someone not mentioned by name is coincidental. Negative statements about someone are gossip, allegations or guesses unless a neutral third party can unquestionably show evidence.  Authorized sites question matters, but are not stating them as irrefutable facts unless clear evidence is provided. Even purported facts could be incorrect.  Brainstorm rights apply when discussing statements that can be misinterpreted as fact or slander.
• Bloggers are requested not to border on slanderous subject matter. Authorized sites might not filter blog comments.

Politics Of Innovation:
Review to help adapt yourself to those who may be closed minded to positive innovation; so you may try to work with versus against those who fear loss of power or money from change. Those interested in the politics of innovation may web search Steven Kays’ ideas and read 1987’s top bestseller “Closing of the American Mind” written with Steven Kays’ fellow brainstorm friend and professor Allan Bloom.

Brainstorm For Best Solutions Before Making Agreements:
Did you find a better way to do something before committing to something that could have been improved? Brainstorming precedes agreements. Everything Innovation Institute, LLC and Invention Springboard puts out is brainstorming unless there’s a notarized contract.

Tips To Protect Creative Thinkers:
• It helps to let people know you are brainstorming and not spouting proven facts.
• Brainstorming is not a carte blanche from any liability. You can’t for example joke about certain matters while flying an airplane, threaten people with their life and such.
• While you might wish to have brainstorm rights on discussing any innovative subject from inventions to world solutions, much of the world is usually not open minded to creative thinking. People who can’t adapt to different view points easily snap when they hear something not complying to their view of what people “should say”. Emotions take over the narrow-minded person and all hopes of appealing to their rational mind may be lost.
• Beware that many websites target specific country audiences. Brainstorm rights may not apply in all countries. An innocuous statement in France or Japan will get you lynched in Iran or Zimbabwe. Closed minded people can take great offence leading to loss of job or friends.
• Remind people your ideas are just ideas. A common American saying is “I’m just saying…” which might suggest the listener not be upset if the postulation turns out to be unworthy upon further consideration.
• Ask your country’s liability attorneys about adding “not guaranteed” and other disclaimers to your ideas.
• Ethical Brainstorming: Remain ethical and include negatives when they are known. Don’t tolerate creative tricksters who lie by omission (not by mistake).
• Naturally nothing on this blog, nor linked sites are warranted. The non-guarantee also applies to any products, procedures or advice from this or other organizations as well. Don’t invest time or money in anything important without consulting ethical patent attorneys, general lawyers, business consultants, experienced investors and your knowledgeable friends. Also google the subject for alternative perspectives postulated.
• Consider having a “no verbal agreements” policy. For example Innovation Institute, LLC, and InventionSpringboard.Com require all agreements be signed and notarized to not confuse brainstorming from an actual promise.

Beware Of Irrational Skeptics:
• Sabotage? If your attempts to include those who fear change fail, be careful of their attempts to sabotage your efforts on or off the playing field. Those with power and influence often don’t practice fair play field rules
• Word Games: Silver-tongued antagonists who have lost connection with the desire for truth and love of mankind often resort to word games by faking promises through crafty use of language described at
• Call on people who try to play some “act” on you. Things to watch out for include “dog pony show” tricks described at www.DogPonyShow.Net

There Are Different Types Of Rights:
• Don’t confuse brainstorm rights with patent rights, copyrights, or free speech. Yes, patent rights, copyrights and free speech rights are related to protections for brainstorming.
• Patent rights, provisional patent rights and copyrights confer monopoly rights to the owner (not necessarily the creator) of the creative work. Brainstorm rights are about protecting creative thinkers from those ideas that were not good enough.
• Brainstorm rights might not be a legal term commonly used in your country’s legal system. This site and authorized links to it may refer more to what we guess are US laws.  The sites are not written by attorneys or other licensed parties.  Hence hire honest legal counsel.
• Other rights: You probably have other rights not mentioned in links from authorized sites linking to this page.

Opinions & Ideas From One Or More People:
• One can brainstorm for ideas alone and/or with others. Brainstorming can be giving ideas to listeners. The brainstormer might hope that others may be stimulated with the brainstorming to share information and/or come up with ideas or concerns that might otherwise have not been shared. More information allows a greater vision of the big picture and many possibilities.

Nothing Warranted
Nothing Guaranteed On Authorized Sites Linking Here

• Nothing is warranted – further explained at, and disclaimers linked with authorized sites.
• You hold authorized sites linking to this page harmless: By using information that links you to this page, you agree to hold authorized website affiliates harmless per brainstorm rights.
• This site is hosted by LicenseItToday.Com, LLC. Content in this and authorized sites may come from different reporters and individuals who may wish to keep their identity confidential. We may reword their statements to protect their identity. Statements on authorized sites may or may not represent this host’s opinion.
• Website content disputes are handled via mediation, then arbitration in Solano County, California with the loser paying legal costs.

Authorized Sites:
We hope only authorized sites link to this site. This critical thinking page is for authorized sites linking to this site only. This site can’t control who links to us. Unauthorized sites linking here may not divulge that they are not “authorized”. Authorized sites include but are not limited to affiliates with Innovation Institute, LLC; and LicenseItToday.Com, LLC.

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Review its links to begin your research into brainstorm rights and reduction of liability. This and authorized sites may over simplify matters, and expect readers will get alternative opinions from the web, attorneys and consultants.

Section For Inventors & Electronic Engineers
Intellectual Property Rights & Electronic Patent Rights

Reduce Your Risks:
Chances of your having losses or damages from errors on the site or links are greatly reduced if you fully read all material on the site and its links. Intellectual property readers should at least read the entire large introduction section (earliest pages per its table of contents) from the patent application GeniusAdaptiveDesign.Com.  This patent application alone, enjoys 522,000 words covering interesting technology. Said patent application published for over 80 countries includes electronics, safety and tracking systems. Also read the short document at NothingWarranted.Com.

Intellectual Property Rights – Copyrights & Patents:
• One form of Brainstorm Rights™ is to file patent applications for your creative ideas. Inventors get provisional patent rights (see for patent pending invention concepts.
• Confidentiality statements: Sample non disclosure agreements (NDA) are on the web. Some are a page or two.
• Hire ethical attorneys and consultants for this and all business matters.

Trademark Rights:
• Trademark your product or service. has a good trademark book for non lawyers.
• Brainstorm Rights™ can enhance creative thinking. It comprises education, systems, methods, software and/or computer hardware, including Innovation Institute™ computer tools dating back to the early 1980s at University of Chicago. Brainstorming protection is about making it safe to brainstorm.

Licensing Rights:
• You can license your inventions. A sample agreement to show your attorney is at has a layperson’s licensing book that explains most of Invention Springboard’s license agreement paragraphs.

Free Online Tools:
• Patent rights, copyright and patent search database links are at or find ethical intellectual property attorneys, and general lawyers.
• Electronic invention machine tool:  Adaptive Invention Machine™ can improve your invention concept. www.InventionMachine.Biz offers the best free sophisticated invention development tool and program for inventors, engineers, patent searchers and electronics patent attorneys. Study the concept behind the Adaptive Matrix™ to get better use from the best known free invention tool.  Send the link to an intellectual property lawyer.

Copyright Free:
This brainstorm skills and indemnification posting is copyright free if you: mention it came from Innovation Institute, LLC, and include the most direct link to this site which is Increase your creative brainstorming skills!

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Old Boy AIDS Research Network Hording AIDS R&D Funds?

To This Day The Established AIDS Research Network Seems To Be Hording AIDS R&D Funds. AIDS researchers outside the old boy AIDS research network such as in Eastern Europe, the Philippines and elsewhere can work for a fraction of US and European salaries. 
Innovation Institute piloted a study on the old boy AIDS research network in the 1990's and hasn't seen enough change since then. The old boy AIDS research network was keeping out non western researchers who could live better in their low cost countries on small wages, than costly US and European researchers. What about AIDS lobby groups?

This applies to many other areas of medical research. Old boy medical R&D groups are too powerful. R&D is about sharing ideas and growing. Greediness inhibits innovation. Can't the heads of old boy AIDS research groups learn to say drive a Prius instead of a mercedes?

AIDS research and other revolutionary research programs, the niche cultures get very insulated. International AIDS research from Innovation Institute, LLC got zero government or NGO help when Innovation Institute offered without charge to use PhD researchers from countries with much lower salary levels.  Private individuals had to step in. It was a well known fact that AIDS research leaders wanted to keep AIDS research money within their country and preferably within their old boy AIDS network.