IP Management:

IPR Primer

Intellectual Property (IP) in E-commerce

Partnerships with Government and Educational Institutions


By World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)


Internet Entrepreneur


6+6 Drivers for Entrepreneurship

Internet Business and Revenue Models

Solo Interpreneur

How Much You Can Earn Online from Ads

5 Tips for Internet Startups

IP for SMEs


Benefits of e-Business

Modern IT-powered Value Chain

Internet Power

Website    Customer-focused Website

ICT for SMEs

e-Business Adoption

IT/Business Alignment: Top 10 Tips

ERP Implementation: Top 10 Tips

Internet Marketing

Content Marketing

Social Media Marketing


IP in e-Commerce

Understanding How IP Relates to E-Commerce

Taking Stock of Your IP Assets

Web Site

Internet Domain Names


Distribution of Content on the Internet

Using Care in Disclosures on the Internet

Important Contracts and IP

Partnerships with Gov. and Edu. Institutions

IP Concerns About International Transactions

Private sector partnerships with government and educational institutions have fueled the Internet worldwide. In some cases, governments and/or universities provide funding to SME’s. In other cases, SME’s or larger businesses provide funding to educational institutions or government-financed projects. In all these cases, there is usually a development project in which funding is applied to innovative work and the creation of inventions (patents) or works of authorship (copyrights).

Systemic Innovation: 7 Areas

Before you embark on such a joint research project, check out the IP policies of the government entity or university. Will their funding or sharing of resources come with strings attached? In other words, will any IP resulting from the work that is done be owned, in whole or in part, by the one providing funds?

Some governments and governmentally funded universities are legally required to maintain ownership of IP generated in joint research projects. Others have strict policies relating to IP ownership.

At the beginning of the project, get expert help to sort through who will own the work that comes out of the project and clarify these expectations in your contract. You may also make decisions involving payment of royalties or sharing of revenues.