Organizations often instruct personnel to be innovative, stay ahead-of-the-curve, invent new technologies, obtain patents... Personnel, however, often don't have the training necessary to achieve those objectives. They are so involved in meeting deadlines that they do not "have the time" to innovate. The result is the "blank paper" syndrome, reliance upon "tried (tired) and true" technologies, falling behind competitors, and loss of market potential. What if you could provide personnel training to catalyze innovation in your organization?
Innovar offers one-day to four-day courses to train your staff on many aspects concerning technology innovation and patent protection. The scope and length of the training courses are tailored to your company's needs and objectives. We have taught theses course to corporate and university clients.
Through the innovation course, personnel learn how to build innovative teams, how to integrate innovation throughout the normal work day while still meeting deadlines, how to develop work flow simultaneously supportive of innovation, development and commercialization, how to work synergistically across the organization, how to identify opportunities for innovation, how to properly recognize and encourage personnel's innovative efforts, and more.
Through the patent training course, personnel learn the ins-and-outs of obtaining a patent. They learn how to read and design around competitors' patents, how recognize "novel and nonobvious" inventions, how to simultaneously support patent prosecution efforts and still meet day-to-day deadlines, how to design experiments and collect data supportive of patent prosecution, how to prepare invention disclosures for evaluation, how to identify and understand potentially relevant prior art, and more.
Our clients have enjoyed great success with these sessions. In each case, the client has found a significant increase in innovation and motivation within their organization. Researchers have become more innovative. New platform and product-specific technologies were created. Synergistic and cooperative efforts across departments increased. Company revenue and/or valuation increased.