terms & conditions

intellectual property

You will retain ownership of all ideas you generate during The Guitar Innovation Experience™ (TGIE), but, as more fully set forth in The Guitar Innovation Experience™ Engagement Contract (the “Contract”), grant Drew Boyd Guitars, LLC a license in regard to those ideas. You are solely responsible for exploring patent and/or licensing opportunities and defending your ideas in the marketplace. Drew Boyd makes no representation that ideas generated during TGIE have the potential for protection under prevailing laws.  To the extent of any conflict between the foregoing and the language in the Contract, the Contract will control.”

“Innovation, by its very nature, is risky. That will be true here with TGIE.  The process may fail to deliver an innovation that meets Drew’s criteria for successful innovation – something new, useful, and surprising – or your own. By entering into the Contract, we both express our willingness to accept that risk.

Given Drew’s nearly 20 years of experience teaching and using Systematic Inventive Thinking, the odds are good that your experience will produce a large stock of potential ideas. The key will be to agree on one or more of those ideas that are both viable – can reasonably be built into a guitar – and beneficial – innovation creates new value for the guitarist or guitar maker. On Day 2 of TGIE, you and Drew will spend considerable time vetting ideas to narrow down the winning (viable) concepts for your guitar.

The Guitar Innovation Experience™ Engagement Contract →

expectations & risks

Innovation, by its very nature, is risky. That will be true here with The Guitar Innovation Experience™. We may fail to deliver an innovation that meets Drew’s criteria for successful innovation – something new, useful, and surprising. So we both have to be willing to accept that risk stepping into this.

Given Drew’s nearly 20 years of experience teaching and using SIT, the odds are good that your experience will produce a large stock of potential ideas. The key will be to agree on one or more of those ideas that are both viable – can it reasonably be built into a guitar – and beneficial – does the innovation create new value for the guitarist or guitar maker? On Day 2 of The Guitar Innovation Experience™, you and Drew will spend considerable time vetting ideas to narrow down the winning concepts for your guitar.