Who Are We

The campaign to ‘Break the Patent Stranglehold’ and the creation of The Database of Ideas are being led by experts in innovation Darrell Mann, and Kobus Cilliers. They are innovators themselves, lecturers on innovations and experts in TRIZ, the process of innovating incapsulating the 40 Principles of Innovation. They both work daily with entrepreneurs and large manufacturing organisations to resolve the issues created by patents restraining innovation and blocking the development of new ideas.

Darrell Mann

World authority on innovation and TRIZ, and the author of ‘Hands-On Systematic Innovation‘.


Kobus Cilliers

Serial entrepreneur and widely respected consultant within innovation.



For more information on the Break the Patent Stranglehold campaign email us on help@thedatabaseofideas.com