Intellectual Property, particularly a patent portfolio, is a critical part of many companies' assets. Yet many of these
companies act dumb when it comes to Intellectual Property. Blundering forward without a plan or a manager, the
company may throw money at a patent attorney pursuing a patent of little value; it may fool itself into thinking it has
protection with a "provisional patent"; it may fail to act in a timely fashion and lose its rights to a valuable patent. This
paper highlights some of the mistakes some companies make so that you can avoid falling into the same pitfalls.
Bruce A. Horwitz,
"Getting smart about intellectual property", Proc. SPIE 7796, An Optical Believe It or Not: Key Lessons Learned II, 77960I (7 September 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.863344; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.863344