"After Lyco Works asked just a few incisive technical questions, it became clear that we needed to rethink where the technology could be utilized.”

—Pete Canalichio
CEO at Brand Licensing Expert

DNA Preservation Technology for Genetically Tailored Treatments – a case study.

September 22nd, 2016


With genetically tailored treatments for cancer and other serious diseases becoming more mainstream, a look back through the DNA of multiple generations within a family will help future physicians better target healthcare plans for patients.  However, once a loved one is cremated, or has been interred, their DNA is essentially lost forever.  Wouldn’t it make sense to sample a loved one’s DNA at the funeral home, prior to cremation or burial?

Family owned and operated Rosedale Funeral Homes Ltd. (UK) engaged Lyco Works to conduct technical due diligence on a novel DNA preservation technique.  “We’d like to offer it to our customers as a service, but we first need to confirm that it’s legitimate technology.  This is a very conservative business.”  Rosedale’s owners commented. Read the rest of this entry »

Patenting Human Experiences

September 10th, 2016


Jason has a publication coming out in the November / December edition of IAM Magazine.  The thesis of the 5,000 word paper is that:

  • it is possible to patent protect human experiences induced by a product or service, and
  • that there are lots of examples in the patent literature, including visual sensations, auditory, and tactile experiences,
  • that patenting the human experience can add another layer of protection to your new product or service
  • patenting the human experience can raise the bar from a technological point of view making it harder for your competitors to follow you.

We are looking forward to hearing your feedback on the article!screen-shot-2016-09-23-at-10-38-40-am

“Concept to Commercialization” – a one day workshop

August 27th, 2016


Lyco Works is pleased to be collaborating with Say Consulting and Kennesaw State University to help organize another one day workshop directed at Georgia’s chemical industry and academics in numerous Georgia universities.   A part of the “Academia Industry Forum” program, the 11/16/16 event is also supported by the GA Section of the American Chemical Society.  We have speakers and resources lined up to talk about :

  • Turning insights into new product and service concepts
  • Identifying and capturing value
  • Development:  Synthesis, Testing, and Application Testing
  • Protecting new products and ideas through patents and trade secrets
  • GA partners who can help with scale-up, analysis, and production
  • Sources of Funding

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Intellectual Asset Management | Strategy to Keep What’s Yours…Yours!

August 2nd, 2015

Are you concerned about the safety of your intellectual assets? Articulating the ins-and-outs of a solid Intellectual Property Strategy poses a unique challenge. Because it differs from many other business, financial or marketing strategies, few business leaders can confidently answer, “Do you have an IP strategy capable of supporting sustainable growth?”

Uncover how Lyco Works used IP Strategies to defend a small ink company from a competitor who patented their trade secret in this white paper

Lyco Works Selected as Innovation Services Provider for Business Growth Alliance

August 1st, 2015

Business Growth Alliance LLC2015 has transformed into a year of growth, knowledge and honors. This spring, Lyco Works was invited to join the Business Growth Alliance, LLC (BGA) as an innovation service specialist. This prestigious organization was established in 2004 by Headwaters SC and de Visscher & Co to assist family controlled SMEs with a range of corporate development and transactional support services.

“Some companies engage Lyco Works to help them strengthen their IP position using design-around to create a patent picket fence, while others engage us to help develop new products and services.” – Jason Lye Ph.D

The ultimate vision of our affiliation with BGA is perfectly quoted by James Bly, President of BGA and CEO of Headwaters SC:

“Private Middle Market and Family-Owned companies are vitally important to the economy as well as the business and cultural landscapes of our great nation. BGA assists its clients to remain rooted in their communities and to be competitive, not just in the United States, but throughout the world.”

Lyco Works is proud to offer BGA affiliates decades of collaborative experience in the fields of Technology Transfer, Innovation, IP management, and Technical problem solving through innovative and evolutionary patented technology sourcing process. Our solutions and BGA affiliation can help you gain market control and establishing productive partnerships.

The reality faced by smaller companies is their inability to afford a full-time PhD Scientist CTO with over a decade of deal-making and business development experience. However, Lyco Works can be engaged to run projects, solve problems and set effective strategies.

What is an “IP Strategy” anyway?

July 27th, 2015

2nd Annual IP Think Tank hosted by GSU College of Law

An IP strategy is a plan, specific to your business that enables the maximum market value to be derived from your products.  If crafted judiciously, a well informed IP strategy can not only help mitigate risks and avoid costs, but can allow an enterprise to thrive for generations.

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Prisoners, Lovers, and Spies – a biography of invisible inks

February 12th, 2014

Prisoners, Lovers, and Spies...

Lyco Works’ collaborator Kristie Macrakis’ new book on invisible inks and secret writing, written from an historical perspective is now available at Amazon.com.  The book includes a special “Kitchen Chemistry” appendix co-authored by Jason describing invisible writing experiments that can be conducted using household ingredients.  We’ve also been making videos… check out our Valentine’s messages and Easter Egg videos.

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Drying at the Speed of Sound

February 10th, 2014

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In acoustic drying news, we previously mentioned that Jason has been serving as Chief Technical Officer to Heat Technologies Inc. for about six months.  Using HTI’s acoustically enhanced thermal and mass transfer technology, we continue to help manufacturing customers dry webs faster, cooler, in a tiny footprint, using a fraction of the energy.  80 units are now in commercial production, and that number is increasing – especially in Europe where energy is so much more expensive.

Be sure to contact us when you need more throughput, lower energy consumption, and shorter web path.  2014 is already off to a great start with three nice pieces of news:

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3D Printing Event – MIT Enterprise Forum Atlanta

January 30th, 2014

Here’s an invitation to an Atlanta technology event on 3D printing.  The event is being put on by the MIT Enterprise Forum of Atlanta (http://www.mitefa.org/), in conjunction with the GT Business Network (http://gtbn.org/), and will focus on the disruptive role that 3D printing is now playing in the way businesses innovate and create value. Our panelists will discuss numerous application areas including consumer & electronic products, rapid prototyping for manufacturing, medical devices and tissue engineering, as well as many new applications.

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Chemistry Conference in Atlanta

June 24th, 2013

I do enjoy a bit of marketing every now and then!  Lyco Works is proud to be working as publicity chair for the South East Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS2013), as well as Secretary of the conference planning committee.  It’s going to be a good conference as we are expecting at least 2,500 attendees.  Abstracts for presentations are already flowing in through the website portal, consistent with the conference theme of “Building Chemical Bonds – Academia – Industry – Government”   Included in the program is a chemical patent workshop – which comes at an interesting time as the US switched from a First-to-Invent to a First-to-File system earlier this year.

Attached is the call for papers that we recently drafted and published in the Chemical and Engineering News, containing program, venue and other details.

SERMACS 2013 Call for Papers – C&EN Article

Hope to see some of you there!