7 September 2010 Getting smart about intellectual property
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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.
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Bruce A. Horwitz, 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


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