Calling All Innovators: Driving Inclusive Team Idea Generation in a Remote Environment - McDermott Will & Emery

Calling All Innovators: Driving Inclusive Team Idea Generation in a Remote Environment


As the workforce shifts to remote working environments, it is critical that companies continue to smartly build their patent strategy despite drastically reorganized workflows. With more than 80% of a company’s value tied to its intellectual property, team idea generation can and should still be a crucial element of your growth strategy. While working remotely, in-house counsel remain tasked with effectively leaving the innovation channels open in order to identify patentable ideas in a way that engages all innovators in the company. We will offer actionable steps on how to inclusively engage your teams through virtual collaboration sessions and elevate your patenting strategy to enhance your bottom line.

Join McDermott Will & Emery and the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology for this hour-long webinar, during which we will discuss:

  • Effective techniques to convert day-to-day product development into recorded IP using remote ideation sessions
  • Hybrid brainstorming sessions to evolve beyond the “roundtable” approach of idea generation
  • Driving engagement in company patent filings of diverse, and often underrepresented, innovator audiences

Have a question you want us to answer? Be sure to submit it using the registration link below.

If you have any questions, please contact Grace Cummings.

MCLE credit is pending in California, Illinois and New York. Attendees who request credit in other states will receive a Uniform Certificate of Attendance, which can be used to claim credit as permitted by applicable state MCLE rules.

Registration Information


4:00 pm – 5:15 pm (EDT)
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm (PDT)

Zoom Webinar

Details sent upon registration


Michelle Bugbee, Senior Intellectual Property Counsel, Eastman Chemical Company

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