Accession Number : AD1019910

Title :   Patents for Soldiers

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Aug 2015,01 Jun 2016

Corporate Author : US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States

Personal Author(s) : Browne,Scott A

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Report Date : 10 Jun 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 196

Abstract : Army leaders and doctrine describe innovation as an important pillar of today's and tomorrow's Army. At the pinnacle of innovation is the legally recognized protection of an innovative idea; that is, a patent. A Soldier's pursuit of patents provides the Army with tangible and intangible benefits. There are on average about 150 patents issued to the Army each year. This research aims to determine the extent that Soldiers are part of the inventorship of the Army's patents. It further aims to assess and evaluate the process that Soldiers are expected to follow as well as some of the Army's cultural dimensions that enable patentable innovation. This research concludes with recommendations that serve to better enable a Soldier's pursuit of patents.

Descriptors :   patents , army personnel , military history , military research , culture , military doctrine , materials processing , weapons effects , united states government , ordnance laboratories , munitions testing , vaccines , material degradation processes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE