Intellectual property (IP) rights might be one of the most important if not the most important asset for your business.
What is IP ?
According to the World Intellectual Property Organization, a United Nations agency, “intellectual property shall include the rights relating to:
- Literary, artistic and scientific works,
- Performances of performing artists, phonograms, and broadcasts,
- Inventions in all fields of human endeavor,
- Scientific discoveries,
- Industrial designs,
- Trademarks, service marks, and commercial names and designations,
- Protection against unfair competition,
and all other rights resulting from intellectual activity in the industrial, scientific, literary or artistic fields.
- Define your offering
- Create value for your business
- Protect your business
- Set you apart from other/competing technologies
- Allow you to license
- Provide protection
So how do you go about obtaining a Patent? Click here to access a useful white paper by Doug Limbach of Shay Glenn LLP, which explores the answer to this question in detail.