Faculty Advisor

Vaz, Richard F.

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2019-12-13

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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