Illai Gescheit has a very diverse background and experience. His first job was in a medical startup as a Patent Engineer and Draftsman. He arrived to the compnany to help with some Power Point presentations but grew to a whole different direction. He leared how to build patent flows and design patents on his own and joined the Patent team. He combined art, design and his love to technology to work together with engineers, product experts, lawyers, physicians and executives to develop new ideas and led their development into patent applications. After the compnay was acquired by Roche, Illai developed the Innovation space in the company working on ideation, creativity, design thinking and more.
Illai also founded his own startups Mobifile and then started mentoring and advising to entrepreneurs and startups in technological fields including ideation, product development and Intellectual Property. He is a mentor in IBM Alpha Zone Accelerator, LeadWith Wix Accelerator, Code.org and more.
Working with entrepreneurs, engineers and prouct people, he found that designing a patent is usually considered mundane and not related to the designing and development process. However, Illai found that thinking like an inventor can lead to many interesting ideas and that designing a patent does not only protect your ideas as a legal tool. He developed a methodology called Patent Thinking which combines design thinking and patent design to create new ideas, test them and then go on to production and even filing a patent.>