Elliott Simcoe

Invention vs Innovation

TBOP2017 ⋅ 4:01 ⋅ Filmed May 11, 2017

All inventors are innovators, right? No!

Elliott Simcoe, partner at Canada’s largest intellectual property firm Smart & Biggar, is here to challenge the commonly held assumption that these two terms are synonymous. Inventors aren’t necessarily innovators — and innovators aren’t necessarily inventors. Why is it important to understand the difference? What makes Steve Jobs or Elon Musk different than Thomas Edison? And if you’re going to succeed in today’s fast-paced markets, which should you be? You’ll have to watch to find out.

Further Reading

  • Humphry Davy
  • Thomas Edison
  • General Electric
  • Steve Jobs
  • Elon Musk
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