Hey @Chemjobber have you ever done an unofficial survey of what chemists get from their companies (if anything) for granted patents? Would be interesting to know how that varies by companyThis was one of the typical responses:
Two of the three companies I was co-inventor I got nothing, the third gave us crisp dollar bills.
I am also curious about which companies put associate/non-PhD level chemists as co-inventors - inventorship seems to vary by company.I particularly liked this response:
We got a silver dollar when patent was assigned. It was part of the IP contract that the company "bought" the rights for $1. There was also a plaque for the research hall and one for each inventor. All presented during quarterly award meetings. Peer recognition is a huge prize.Readers, what's your favorite patent badge of honor?