The Management of Intellectual Property Rights

A new paper by Dr Derek Palmer, Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of Prospec­tIP dis­cuss­es the man­age­ment of Intel­lec­tu­al Prop­er­ty Rights.

In the cur­rent knowl­edge econ­o­my intel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty (IP) assets are becom­ing increas­ing­ly impor­tant as a means of pro­vid­ing busi­ness­es with a com­pet­i­tive advan­tage and enhanc­ing their val­ue both of which are impor­tant on an exit/sale and when rais­ing  cap­i­tal or invest­ment from banks or investors. 

Pro­tect­ing your IP is very impor­tant for your busi­ness suc­cess. As with any asset, IP could be stolen or used with­out the per­mis­sion of the own­er. In such instances the onus is on the own­er to enforce their IP rights which can be an expen­sive process.

On the flip side a com­pa­ny accused of alleged IP infringe­ment would have to defend them­selves.

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18th February, 2014

Sectors: Business,Financial,Public,Universities