How does your company celebrate employee ingenuity and reward critical thinking?
Create a work environment that:
● Recognizes innovators and inventors
● Motivates original thinking
● Builds camaraderie
● Honors the value of intellectual property
● Encourages greater productivity
● Reflects the corporate brand, tone and voice
with Patent Incentive Programs and patent displays.
What is a Patent Incentive Program?
Whether your company provides technology, manufacturing or design services, to protect and incentivize product innovation, many companies offer their employees a Patent Incentive Program (PIP), especially in the cutting-edge business of high tech. The race to release the next “it” product is enough of a reason for companies to protect their investment and prevent their new products from being copied, once they are introduced to the market. The patenting process requires time and money, utilizing several steps from vetting the idea to testing for viability before the invention is submitted for a patent. PIPs are a way for companies to compensate or recognize inventors and their teams for their work throughout the process.
The Value of Patent Plaques
Patent plaques and wall displays are effective ways to help create an innovative office environment and show how much you value your staff. Displaying the details of a patent acknowledgment letter, which typically include the inventor or company name, the patent number and title, the issue date as well as a brief description of the invention, is a modern and tasteful way to show gratitude and acknowledgement.
Since the use of a patent plaque is not required as part of the legal process of applying for a patent, the customization and design is open to the interpretation of the inventor. Choose from custom wall plates, plaques in different sizes mounting on wood board or acrylic, glass patent plaques or boardroom patent plaques. Design may include the inventor’s name, USPTO seal and side ribbon. Trademark plaques are also available. In addition, corporations enjoy quantity discounts on custom products.