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Tech Leader Talk

Feb 3, 2022

In this solo episode, I discuss the importance of evaluating inventions created throughout your organization. Some inventions are not worth protecting. To avoid patenting inventions with minimal value, it’s important to evaluate each invention based on the needs of your organization.

This episode covers Step 2 of my 3-step system to identify and protect your most valuable inventions (described in my book, Cracking the Patent Code):

Step 1: Identify All Inventions

Step 2: Evaluate and Prioritize Inventions

Step 3: Protect the Right Inventions

Listen to this episode so you understand how to properly evaluate all of the inventions created by your team.

You can’t afford to protect every invention, so you must evaluate and prioritize.” – Steve Sponseller

Today on the Tech Leader Talk podcast:

- How to identify inventions worth protecting

- Defining evaluation criteria that’s unique to your company

- Prioritizing inventions based on your evaluation criteria

- How to create a diverse invention evaluation committee

- Identifying inventions with high ROI (return on investment)


If you have any questions about evaluating and prioritizing your critical inventions, contact me to schedule a Free Introductory Call so an important invention doesn’t fall through the cracks.

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