D14- Innovation versus Invention

According to the World Intellectual Property Organization, the key element of an invention is novelty, however an invention becomes an innovation if it possesses two elements: novelty and utility. These are what differentiate innovation from invention:

An invention can be useless. Have a laugh: look at some examples of useless Japanese inventions (click here).

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One Response to “D14- Innovation versus Invention”

  1. Stuart Conger Says:

    I think a social inventions is something that was created for the very first time and Innovation as the first adoption of an invention by a specific organization. Therefore an invention can become an innovation thousands of times

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