Ramakrishnan Vaidyanathan works for the Invention Development Fund at Intellectual Ventures, a global marketplace for inventions that bridges the technology gap. It helps inventors get to the right markets, and helps companies invent their future. Vaidyanathan holds an engineering degree and a master of technology management degree from Indian Institute of Science. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any views expressed herein are those of the author alone, and not of his employer.