Esther Weissman


The employee "suggestion box" has become a common feature of American enterprise. Its use is simple and beneficial. An employee writes an idea on a blank form conveniently made available in his work area and drops his suggestion into a box provided for such suggestions. Many legal questions arise in connection with suggestion systems. But there has been little litigation in this field so far, probably because of the small scale nature of most of the claims which develop as a result of such suggestions. But with the rapid expansion of suggestion systems, more attention will be given to their legal aspects.


Intellectual Property (A Symposium)