With the first quarter of the year in the rear view mirror, has the momentum of all those New Year’s resolutions passed you by? As spring shows its face, now is the time for a resolution reboot to improve your IP position with these actionable suggestions.
Sounds simple, but many an innovation is lost due to simple failure to identify and track it. You can’t assess or measure what you don’t capture, so put in place a simple method for employees to report their discoveries. Make an invention disclosure form, like this one, readily available to all employees. Provide a clear process by which the forms are submitted and evaluated, and report the analysis and results of the evaluation to the submitter in a timely manner. Some companies solicit invention disclosure submissions on a monthly or quarterly basis, and some provide small rewards or recognition for submission.
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