"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

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

Digital Printing

 

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!

Increase Line-speed, Productivity; Reduce Footprint and Energy Consumption

March 27th, 2013

High Efficiency Drying, Cooling, Heating, or Curing.

Atlanta GA:  Lyco Works Incorporated has entered into a representation agreement with Heat Technologies Inc. to help them find innovative uses for their novel acoustically assisted thermal and mass transfer technology.  Developer, Gene Plavnik has perfected the design of machines incorporating the technology for use in drying continuous webs and other manufacturing applications that are currently limited by prolonged drying times.  HTI have over thirty dryer units in commercial service at the time of writing, and that number is expected to double this year as the technology is tested and adopted by more companies. Read the rest of this entry »

High-Tech Startup Meeting – Notes from Boston

December 29th, 2012

21,000 US technology startups have received over $36BN in SBIR funding since the inception of the program in 1983, leading to the generation of over 100,000 US patents and attracting venture funding in excess of $50BN.  This US innovation engine has funded several household names, including Lasik and Roomba.  This month, Lyco Works was invited to speak on cross-industry technology pollination at the Innovation Development Institute’s meeting, and while there was able to see all kinds of new and exciting emerging technologies, including new materials, high-power supercomputing, advanced propulsion, and unique analytical techniques.

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Global Consumer and Business Trends

November 23rd, 2012

Notes from the 2012 Toronto Trendwatching meeting, Toronto ON, September 2012

Take-homes for Lyco Works’ Clients:

  • Advertising strategies should continue to evolve as both consumer status symbols and their purchase intent drivers continue to evolve.
  • Several new products and services reflect a consumer unmet need for timely, relevant information.
  • It is more essential than ever to ensure that brand promises are kept;- don’t oversell your product.

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