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INNOVATION MASTERY 22: Is It Patentable? Novelty. [VIDEO]

Book available here: http://amzn.to/29q9ZsK This episode: Is It Patentable? Novelty Novelty is typically the first criteria of patentability in our book. Simply put, if you can answer the following questions: Has this ever been done before? Has this ever been thought of (and written down, or described publicly) before? Has this ever been patented before?…

INNOVATION MASTERY 20: Rewarding Your Inventors: Recognition and Access [VIDEO]

Book available here: http://amzn.to/29q9ZsK This episode: Rewarding Your Inventors: Recognition and Access Of all of the methods I’ve used, and my clients have used in order to trigger and assist in engagement for any kind of program, be it a small hackathon to an enterprise-wide crowdsourced program, the best and most effective (and possibly the…

INNOVATION MASTERY 19: Rewarding Your Inventors: Experiences [VIDEO]

Book available here: http://amzn.to/29q9ZsK This episode: Rewarding Your Inventors: Experiences Experiences Experiences are great prizes, some which I think are really great and may not be that costly: 1. Local museums, galleries or special events 2. Trips to other offices within your company with no expectation of anything other than mingling with people from that…

INNOVATION MASTERY 18: Running An External Innovation Program [VIDEO]

Book available here: http://amzn.to/29q9ZsK This episode: Running an external program While this book is focused on internal crowdsourced innovation programs, you may wish to run an externally focused program, which includes prospects and customers. Examples of this include My Starbucks Idea and LEGO Ideas where your inventors and reviewers are not your employees. While these…

Inside Four Decades of Breakthroughs at IBM Research

American industry has a rich heritage of top-notch corporate labs. Bell Labs created not only the transistor, but also other fundamental breakthroughs, such as the laser and information theory. PARC, developed much of the technology we associate with modern computers, such as the mouse and the graphical user interface. Both labs have attained mythical status ...