Specifically, amputations – A patent attorney and amateur carpenter with a Ph.D. in physics has invented a new technology table saw to avoid injury. He has no desire to make table saws and instead protects its technology with patents and then seeks licensing agreements with established manufacturers saw. In 2002, after two years of trying to engage manufacturers, he accepts that they are not willing to license his invention, and he must decide whether to back his law practice or … Read more »

Specifically, amputations – A patent attorney and amateur carpenter with a Ph.D. in physics has invented a new technology table saw to avoid injury. He has no desire to make table saws and instead protects its technology with patents and then seeks licensing agreements with established manufacturers saw. In 2002, after two years of trying to engage manufacturers, he accepts that they are not willing to license his invention, and he must decide whether his law practice back or start a company for the manufacture of saws themselves. He and his partners have no knowledge or experience with regard to the manufacture of saws or starting a business. The (B) case advances the story until 2012.
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from
Stewart Thornhill,
Sylvia Squair
Source: Ivey Publishing
9 sides.
Release Date: 7 September 2012. Prod #: W12201-PDF-ENG
SawStop A HBR case solution

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