Invention Harvesting - QP

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Invention Harvesting
1. In which of the following industry categories does the Company have a significant line of business? (Select all that apply.)
2. How does your company harvest new inventions? (Select all that apply.)
2. How does your company harvest new inventions? (Select all that apply.)UsedMost effective
Online invention disclosure screen/system
Paper invention disclosure form (offline)
Email with invention idea
Invention harvesting group meetings
In-house patent attorney/agent meetings with engineers/scientists
Patent liaison meetings with engineers/scientists
Project meetings
IP reviews at stage gate exits
IP reviews at other decisions points (write in decision points below)
Attorney walks the halls
Informal interactions with scientists/engineers
Technical scenario reviews
Outside counsel interviews with engineers /scientists
3. How do you measure invention harvesting meeting success? (Select all that apply.)
3. What techniques are used to harvest patentable inventions at meetings?(Select all that apply.)
 
3. What techniques are used to harvest patentable inventions at meetings?(Select all that apply.)  UsedMost Effective
Brainstorming
Challenging (technical challenge)
Competitor analysis
Mind-mapping
3. How does your organization promote technology or innovation need topics to the inventor community? (Select all that apply.)
4. Is a technology roadmap provided to the inventor community? (Select all that apply if more than one.)
5. Which motivations influence invention idea submissions? (Select all that apply.)
7. Would you like to participate in a comprehensive study on invention harvesting best practices? (Add comments if you have specific questions.)