Invention Harvesting, Selection, and IP Protection Decisions Best Practices.

Increasing the number of high value inventions, better quality and complete invention disclosures, improving or maintaining inventor interest and support of the patent process are key challenges in today’s intellectual property driven companies.

We learned in this study most companies’ use multiple methods to identify and capture inventions, yet only a few are considered effective. This is and many facts are reported in our new report on Invention Harvesting, Selection, and IP Protection Decisions Best Practices.

This comprehensive report enables you to evaluate:

    Primary and most effective invention harvesting methods for capturing high value inventions
    Pre-invention disclosure submission review practices
    Frequency of accelerated patent preparation and filing
    Frequency, timing, and responsibility of conducting patent prior art searches
    Assessment methods and criteria for intellectual property protection decisions
    Stakeholders participating in intellectual property protection decisions
    Use of intellectual property valuation scorecards
    Key methods and factors used for patent portfolio pruning and patent divestment