In a recent survey of the UK business market, the overwhelming majority of CEO’s and Business Owners say IP management is vital to the success of their companies.
Presentations are the foundation of any licensing negotiation. It makes the case for why a company should license your IP. The secret is to make the presentation as compelling as possible to justify the time spent negotiating the IP license.
Trade secret law is the oldest form of IP protection. Trade secrets are most often in the form of inventions, know-how, and show-how information that gives you a competitive advantage. Examples of types of trade secrets include formulas, recipes, software, business processes, databases, customer lists and proprietary information. Anything that takes time, money, or effort to develop and that you don’t want your competitors to know.
The University of Minnesota launched a record 14 startup companies — many with a medical focus — in 2013. In 2012, it launched 12 startups, breaking the previous year’s record of nine. In a climate of decreasing federal support for scientific research and increasing competition for research grants, the University […]
Wondering if you have an IP that can be protected? If so, check out this new Intellectual Property Awareness Assessment Tool. It was created by the United States Patent and Trademark Office and National Institute of Standards and Technology. It’s designed to help inventors, entrepreneurs and small businesses find their […]