Below are some of the processes the RB Consulting, Inc. uses to help our clients.
Registered Patent Agent:
The principal of RBC is a registered patent agent who is licensed to write and prosecute patent applications at the United States Trademark and Patent Office.
Market and Portfolio Assessments:
RBC can perform a gap analysis that compares the market and intellectual property portfolio of a business to identify potential gaps in protection.
RBC will further expand the gap analysis of the market and portfolio assessment to identify potentially disruptive technologies and to identify protect the potential of future opportunities.
Often new technologies must be found to address the identified gaps. To do this, RBC recommends the TRIZ methodology. TRIZ is a creative problem solving methodology that is gaining in popularity. Based on an analysis of over three million patents, TRIZ is a set of tools that are used to provide creative direction for intractable technical problems. The TRIZ process breaks technical problems down into a set of general physical parameters and then, based on these parameters, the TRIZ methodology identifies a set of principles that were successfully used to solve similar problems in the past. The strength of TRIZ is its statistical significance. Solution strategies generated by TRIZ have a higher probability of success than strategies found through trial and error methods. Because of its focused nature, RBC prefers TRIZ to brainstorming for most technical applications.
Intuitive Accounting Interface:
The intuitive accounting interface is a method of reorganizing audited financial statements in a manner that more clearly reflects the responsibilities of the people within the organization. The advantages of using the intuitive accounting interface on a project include:
1) the intuitive accounting interface bridges the operational metrics and accounting metrics in a manner that show how operating decisions impact accounting results; 2) the intuitive accounting interface bases everything on the actual accounting results which helps focus the organization on the issues instead of the numbers; 3) the intuitive accounting interface has great modeling tools that estimate the impact of operating decisions on the accounting results; and, 4) the intuitive accounting interface can quickly answer a lot of common questions that come up in organizations like “if I am making money how come I am always short of cash.” The intuitive accounting interface is our “go to” package for strategic analysis and operational planning issues.
While no single company can do everything, RBC has broad experience and contacts in prototyping chemical, electrical, mechanical and computer programming projects for clients.