Vaz, Richard F.
US Patent and Trade Office
The US Patent and Trademark Office sought to create an innovation lab for rapid testing of implementation and impact of new ideas. The goal of this project was to recommend proven innovation practices for a USPTO Test Art Unit. We collected research on promising practices, and conducted interviews on the organization's culture. We compiled this information into rubrics that suggest what a good innovation culture looks like and what practices help achieve it. These are supplemented with a list of additional readings the USPTO can use to further inform their decisions.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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Electrical and Computer Engineering