Frugal innovations are often not only simplifications of existing products, they are based on a clever engineering and can be patented. On October 17, Mr. Moehrle presented a paper about this topic at the Global TechMining Conference in Atlanta. The paper is authored by Nora Altgilbers, Lothar Walter and Martin G. Moehrle. By introducing a patent-based method for the identification of frugal innovation candidates and their qualification as frugal patents, the authors directly test their method in the medical engineering technology and identify a multitude of frugal patents, e.g. the US patent US6312393B1.
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