The Inventors Portal allows companies to get important insights into the R&D team and help their inventors get engaged in their research in the early stages itself. It should be understood that one of the basic steps that should be taken to ensure the growth of the IP portfolio of a company is by ensuring that the inventors, researchers, engineers and scientists can put across their patentable ideas in front of you in an easy, hassle free manner. With the help of the Inventors Portal, one can make sure that the results of the work done by the R&D team is well protected, which in turn ensures protection of your freedom to operate.
The key features of the Portal include online submission of invention disclosures and inventor awards calculations which allows for a collaborative review. There is also a feature to send requests online for Trademarks, Copyrights and NDA’s. The complete portal is customizable to suit the requirements and also allows access to the inventor’s previous submissions as well. Alerts on status changes is another key feature which permits the user to keep track of updates via email.
Make It Easy to Submit Invention Disclosures:
The Inventors Portal simplifies the entire process of invention disclosure by providing a modern tool which allows the inventors, scientists, researchers and engineers to share details about their current projects or ideas and also interact with the legal group and receive feedback. This helps in bridging the gap between the R&D Community and the Legal group including the IP teams. Because it is cloud based, the user can encourage everyone in the organization to be an innovator.
Configure Your Individual IP Portal:
The invention disclosure process is one of the important steps that provides support to the inventors and researchers and to make this easier, the Inventors Portal helps to create a custom invention disclosure form that guides and supports the inventors through the process of documenting, describing the invention and submitting it for review. It should be noted that the portal is not limited only to technical disclosures but also for Trademark inquiries for suggestions on names for new products. It can also be used as an instrumental tool for educating fellow colleagues by making relevant information like external sources, patent database information or sample disclosures available to different teams and departments in the same company.
Streamline your Invention Review Process:
IPfolio has a standard process maintained for both invention submission and the review process, which can also be customized according to individual workflows. When the new disclosures are submitted using this module, it gets saved in the respective database immediately which can be easily accessed by the team, including the attachments of the disclosure. If required, specific and customized routes can also be defined for appropriate content being shared with the appropriate reviewer, with alerts that can be configured to be sent to other shareholders and decision makers for a complete hassle free and streamlined process to ensure nothing gets lost.
Establish a Feedback Loop:
The tool is very useful to help the inventors keep a track of their invention disclosures throughout the review process and also the patenting stages by utilizing the shared visibility. Also, the inventors’ personal portfolio can also be made available using the portal and emails for important notifications can be configured as well.