Intellectual Property: The Secret About Enterprise Secrets (Part 1)
The Secret about Enterprise Secrets
“The knowledge economy enterprise has a secret about its secrets: it often knows very little about them!
Are these important secrets? Yes! They are the mission critical proprietary assets that are the lifeblood of the modern, intangible-based enterprise – the very source of competitive advantage. Even so, the enterprise likely has no inventory of secrets, has no record of what happens to its secrets within its walls, and has no system for telling inventors that they’ve created proprietary assets, and should take care of them.” Read More – Request White Paper Below
What is your company proactively doing to manage and protect its proprietary assets? What will you tell your board and shareholders when they ask you to list your company’s core proprietary assets and their location, and who’s working on them?
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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.
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
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."
"Flagpole offers novel social marketing techniques to partner and collaborate with the National Poison Control Center community."
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."
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."