Is Your Intellectual Property Losing Value?

May 10, 20170 Comments

If you don’t use it, you lose it.  When it comes to intellectual property, its value is lost if it’s not commercialized. IP loses value in several ways. Patents lose value as the get closer to the end of their protection. Trademarks lose value if someone uses it without your permission. And all IP loses […]

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Is Your Marketing Method an IP?

January 22, 20130 Comments

Many entrepreneurs and small businesses don’t realize that IP is more than copyrights, trademarks and patents.  Many in fact have created marketing systems that are proprietary business processes.  If the process meets certain criteria established by the USPTO then this process may be patentable as a business method. The most important value of a business […]

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Use of the Trademark IP

November 28, 20120 Comments

To insure the protection of a licensed trademark, the license agreement should specify how the trademark and related graphics be used. This means that the licensee should only use approved graphics for the licensed trademarks provided by the licensor. To ensure that the licensee is following the licensor’s guidelines, the licensee should provide the licensor […]

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Do it Yourself vs. Licensing – Questions You Should Be Asking Yourself

September 4, 20120 Comments

Deciding to commercialize an intellectual property is a big step, and one well worth taking. However, before venturing out into the market, you should explore the different options of Commercializing the IP yourself vs Licensing the IP.  Here are some questions to consider in evaluating these options: Is your intellectual property ready for commercialization? – […]

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GreenXchange for IP Sharing

July 26, 20120 Comments

Remember the old proverb ‘none of us is as smart as all of us’? It’s something a small group of companies took to heart earlier this year, setting up GreenXchange for sharing of intellectual property for green product design. The initiative is hosted by Creative Commons, with Nike and Best Buy leading the way. With GreenXchange, companies can […]

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