You want to build a supportive atmosphere for your inventors. One that stimulates inventive thought, pushes innovators to continuously improve, and recognizes their efforts and accomplishments. You want to create a culture of innovation.
While there are several steps needed to establish this culture, one that you may not have considered is creating a patent wall. Done right, they can make a big impression. That impression can boost employee morale and engagement, interest prospective clients, and even create a draw for new talent.
With a patent wall you are establishing a visible representation of how important innovation is to your business. You can highlight your company’s innovative history and patent achievements, recognize and honor the company’s most prestigious inventors, and cast a spotlight on current key patents or inventors using a variety of unique and stylish award designs.
When innovation is celebrated, highlighted, and acknowledged frequently, it has an impact on the culture. Your inventors will be eager to contribute. Being recognized on the company’s patent wall will have a special meaning.
Imagine prospective clients visiting your office and instead of just hearing about your company’s IP and how great it is, they can actually see something that instills how impressive it truly is. Your patent wall has to be part of your innovation culture, it can’t stand alone. It must be made into something that matters, to take on the symbolism of how important innovation is to your company. And that, as it is talked about and spread amongst employees and business partners, can help attract new talent that wants to be part of something special, a company that values innovation and intellectual property more than their current employer perhaps.