Sustainable Growth:

Innovation Management

Managing Your Intellectual Property and Assets

 

"Necessity is the mother of invention, but patent right is the father."  ~ Josh Billings

 

Innovation Strategies Intellectual Property Management (IPM) Trade Secrets Spint-Outs Venture Acquisitions Intellectual Property Management (IPM) Motivation Idea Management Searching for Opportunities IPR: Intellectual Property Management (IPM)

 

Intellectual Assets - Major Value Drivers of Business

 

Legally protected intellectual assets, including intellectual property (IP), are essential for business success. In order to achieve their growth plans, businesses should have a strong IP portfolio.

 

 

Companies build up their portfolio by applying for more patents. In addition, they are licensing and cross-licensing technology. In both cases, companies with a strong portfolio are generally in a better position to negotiate.

But to maximize the value of their intellectual assets, companies must understand how they support enterprise business strategy, protect current or future product positions, provide competitive advantage, and add value through creative, nontraditional applications.

Finally, the company's intellectual asset management strategy must be formulated with an understanding of the topography of the IP world, either by geography or type of industry.

 

 

Title

Author

Description

Primer on IPR

WIPO

A simple guide providing definitions and important details

IP Guide for SMEs

WIPO

A virtual guide helping SMEs to take full advantage of the IP system

IP Issues Related to E-commerce

WIPO

Pprovides non-lawyers with a quick guide on IP issues related to E-Commerce

Start-up Company's IP Strategies

1000ventures

Lists IP problems, solutions, challenges, and strategies as well as disciplinary steps that should be taken that will increase the value of the start-up's own intellectual property

SME Case Studies

WIPO

A compilation of concrete experiences of companies that have used the IP system to improve their competitiveness

Model / Sample Agreements and Contracts

Various authors

Sample and models confidentiality, licensing, employee intellectual property, and other IP-related agreements and contracts