Loci was founded with one goal in mind.
We are changing the way we all invent and the value of an idea as a whole. We specialize in simplifying the patent search process and utilizing unique visualizations to further understand the landscape of ideas.
What We Do
Currently the inventing process is convoluted, expensive, and stifles progress. In short, the process is broken forcing many inventors to go straight to market with their idea or never follow through. LOCIsearch is designed to reform the inventing process through simplifying the process and making it efficient, thereby increasing the possibility of new inventions, innovations, and inspiring the next big idea.
Loci holds numerous patents to protect our IP, but our LOCIsearch product development has been guided by the main patent “System and method for fuzzy concept mapping, voting ontology crowd sourcing, and technology prediction.” The ideas covered in this patent have been researched and developed since 2008 and is the bedrock of what we are doing at Loci.
John brings a very diverse background to the Loci team. For more than 15 years he worked as a mechanic, crew chief, data engineer, and team manager for some of the top teams in American racing. He witnessed hundreds of racing innovations and saw how difficult the patent process was first hand. He won several championships during his tenure. John has extensive experience working with some of the largest patent holders in the industry as well as expertise in aerodynamic engineering and data analysis.
Director of Operations
Brian brings a purpose-driven leadership to the team and is a huge advocate of the company’s mission to empower inventors and innovators. Brian has a diverse experience and expertise in the areas of strategic partnerships, business development, and operations to the team. He is an alumnus of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with dual B.S. degrees in Finance and Accountancy. He has worked in a wide range of large companies and industries including Johnson & Johnson, GE Capital, and Ernst & Young. He also oversaw the development and growth of small businesses and startups.
Director of Technology
Eric was a software developer for more than 10 years and worked for a wide variety of companies and utilizing various technologies as a consultant. He then moved into management and now specializes in managing technical people and projects, although he cannot help but continue to code. He has a B.S. in applied physics/computers from Grove City College. He brings considerable experience with development and a technical mindset for implementation to the table and is key to our ability to execute the vision of the company.