Menlo Park, CA. (PRWEB) September 16, 2013
AppColl, a cloud-based patent management provider, today announces the availability of its new patent management solution, Invention Manager, providing corporate IP teams a simple and easy-to-use interface for inventors to document their inventions, get feedback and see their work move through the development and review stages.
“Organizations strive to build the highest quality patent portfolio, quickly, on budget. It’s important to track and predict expenses throughout the development of your intellectual property. And transparency and accountability throughout the entire invention process is critical. Until now, there haven’t been affordable tools to provide this view throughout an entire organization,” said Tim Southgate, AppColl CEO. “With AppColl Invention Manager, the patent committee now has a comprehensive dashboard to help manage the entire invention process that’s so easy to use, everyone in the organization can leverage it.”
AppColl Invention Manager, a cloud-based system, is a tool that allows organizations to manage a well-defined process from when an inventor submits a disclosure through the various stages of feedback and signoff to patent filing. It allows effective management oversight of an organization’s intellectual property portfolio so that adjustments can be made quickly, as necessary. It also allows the patent committee to easily review, give feedback and improve the overall output of the company’s process, both in terms of filing speed and patent quality.
The AppColl system is highly configurable - almost any workflow can be implemented. You can set up email reminders when deadlines are coming to subtly remind team members of what needs to be done. The meeting calendar system conveniently allows inventors to schedule reviews with the patent committee. When the decision is made to file the patent, AppColl Invention Manager can automatically email the attorney with all of the necessary instructions and documents to begin preparation of the patent.
AppColl Invention Manager provides 3 main views that are tailored to the specific user to provide all of the capabilities required without complexity that reduces productivity
Today, the development of a high-quality patent portfolio is critical to a company’s ability to compete globally. AppColl, founded in 2009, develops cloud-based products that streamline and simplify the patent process, helping customers - law firms and corporations - create and file better patents more cost effectively. Hundreds of law firms, start-ups and Fortune 500 companies rely on AppColl solutions because they are affordable, simple to use, easy to implement and highly configurable to integrate with an organization’s existing workflow and processes. To learn more, visit http://www.appcoll.com.