in the Human Resources
|•||Understand the relationship of patent management to the human resources department—human capital is the source of intellectual property|
|•||Learn how to develop, implement, and manage a Patent Quality Management Team|
|•||Understand the importance of training to foster an awareness of striving for superior processes and innovations|
|•||Learn how to track, monitor, and reward an employee's contribution to the company's patent development|
Cross-functional organizations consist of department heads, section managers, and senior staff, all working to leverage the value of the company's technology and patents. The larger the organization, the more difficult it is to communicate across all of the functional areas.
Organizations also employ people—the human capital that the company relies on to create value in its intellectual property. Thus it is important that the company receive the full benefit of the employee–employer relationship, whether the employee works in engineering, marketing, manufacturing, or in any other company department.
So, while Human Resources (HR) may appear to have little or nothing to do with patents, the fact is that HR is often the company's