Top Ten Best Practices for Patent Review Teams

When patent programs are established, organizations naturally consider the process for collecting inventions, concepts, and ideas. They’ll consider the promotion, training, executive commitment, and value of the program—all of the up front issues, yet only give cursory thought to the review and management process. Few seldom consider what they’ll do with the often large number of inventions that get submitted, believing that having too many will be a good problem to have.

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Tell us about your Intellectual Property challenges. We’ll assess your needs and recommend a solution that works for you.We have been helping organizations protect their intellectual property for two decades. We offer years of experience in engaging employees to create new products and services while simultaneously capturing, tracking, and managing the intellectual property that is created. We offer solutions that can manage the entire process from idea inception to patent application.When filling in your information to receive your white paper, please check “Yes” next to the box that asks: Would you like a MindMatters’ Innovation Specialist to contact you.

John Stowell, Director of Innovation, Zep Inc.

"StageTrak is very customizable to your needs. Once it's up and running it's pretty intuitive. It's much simpler to operate than most of its competitors."

"We avoided $750,000 in cost in North American alone last year because we're being more selective and going after better intellectual property."

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Kelly Teemant

"Flagpole offers novel social marketing techniques to partner and collaborate with the National Poison Control Center community."

VP Science & Technology, PPG Industries

"The MindMatters solution is the catalyst for generating growth opportunities and new sources of revenue."

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Tom Mauss, Chief Executive Officer

"We were impressed with MindMatters’ entire Step by Step Innovation process. They helped us identify areas where we might fail, and successfully navigated around those obstacles."

"Our R&D idea submissions have tripled over the whole of the previous year."

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Gregg Edwards, Chief People Officer

"Allows us to not only capitalize on the brilliance of our employees, but also to collaborate on organizational issues in a much more engaging, satisfying way."

Director of R&D

"The MindMatters software has really worked out for our team. It has enabled us to develop a process that effectively mines the innovative thoughts of R&D. Our invention disclosure count is through the roof compared to pre-MindMatters numbers."

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In 2002, 8,254 civil cases related to intellectual property theft were filed in U.S. courts.
U.S. Department of Justice
The fastest-growing U.S. companies tend to foster innovation.
Harnessing Innovation, PriceWaterhouse Coopers
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.


Albert Einstein
All told, 69 percent of the executives who participated ranked innovation as one of their company’s top-three strategic priorities.
Boston Consulting Group Survey
Intellect and innovation are the sources of virtually all economic value, growth, and strategic edge today.
James Brian Quinn, Professor of Management, Dartmouth College
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
Dr. Alan Kay, Disney Imagineering

Apollo 13 Timed Challenges

Step by Step InnovationJohn Gabrick

One of the cornerstones of successful innovation is the use of Timed Challenges™, a concept originated by MindMatters Technologies that helps guarantee innovation results.  Timed Challenges combine the best of business processes and psychology to insure that your organization can rapidly tap the latent intellectual knowledge of your workforce.   The Timed Challenge uses: Focused […]

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