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Department of Commerce

Management must share worker tasks

Although this idea is specific to the US Patent and Trademark Office, it could readily be applied to other agencies and departments.
The functions that a manager performs currently includes supporting the work force that work under them, monitoring their work habits, motivating them to produce more, reward them for their hard work and punish them for their slack. The managers are periodically trained in order to do these... more »


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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Integrated NASA wide patent management and licensing

Presently each of approximately 10 different NASA centers manages their own patent portfolio and licensing function. While NASA HQ oversees part of these functions, NASA HQ could also consolidate invention disclosures, patent filings, patent maintenance, and foreign activities. NASA HQ could also at the same time manage commercialization activities aligned with their new space vision, to extract maximum licensing and... more »