The Licensing Secrets Behind Stock Index ETFs

Stock indexes continue to become increasingly popular, with investors seeking diversified exposure to multiple sectors of the economy. But what exactly are stock indexes, and what are the secrets behind these brands? As investors, we are all familiar with the term “stock indexes.” They are commonly used to measure the

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Is Your IP an Ingredient for Big Profits?

Many times what goes in a product is more important than the product itself. And that presents a great licensing opportunity. That’s just what one cannabis company decided to do. Rather than use their technology to make and sell products, they use their R&D technology to help other product manufacturers deliver better and more consistent products.

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How to Turn Your R&D Know-How into Licensing Revenue

R&D is an expensive undertaking…especially for certain industries such as bio-sciences or pharmaceuticals. But sometimes your know-how, such as an R&D process, can turn into a licensable (and valuable) intellectual property that others can use to develop their IP.

One example is a small pharmaceutical company, who licenses its antibody R&D platform to other drug companies. In return for rights to use the R&D platform, licensees pay fees to use it and royalties on sales from each product incorporating its antibody technology.

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Your Internet Business has More IP than Just an Address

In 2004, Dell faced a patent infringement lawsuit for selling its computers online. A small business claimed Dell violated its business method patent for selling a product internationally using the internet. How you do something – key processes and methods that give your business a competitive advantage – are valuable

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Are Your Trade Secrets Leaking?

Business trade secrets are one of your most valuable assets and it’s vital to make sure they are identified and protected. If not, your IP can wind up with your competitor. Ford Motor Co. suffered more than $50 million in losses after an engineer copied 4,000 company documents onto an

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Is Your Customer List a Valuable Trade Secret?

Your customer list is a valuable IP asset. Failing to protect, control and keep it confidential could threaten the very existence of your company. Without the right procedures in place, an employee could take your customer list to start their own business. A UK company is suing a former employee

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Is Your Trade Association Missing Some Big Income Opportunities?

Many associations are missing big income opportunities by failing to recognize their database and content as valuable intellectual property assets. Trade associations support their members in various ways, most often through information, industry resources and professional training. What many trade associations overlook is thinking about their content as intellectual property.

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What You Know or Do is Valuable Intellectual Property

Information IP is what you know or do. It’s a niche market business that’s defined by what type of knowledge you are offering. Most information IP is protected under a copyright. In some cases, it’s a trade secret or know-how that’s protected as confidential information. Other types of information IP

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