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Comprehensive Intellectual Property Planning (with Video)

Posted by Wayne Harper | Jul 31, 2017 | 0 Comments


Every business should have a comprehensive intellectual property protection plan. The process of developing a comprehensive intellectual property protection plan will
generally involve the basic steps of:

  • Identifying intellectual property of value to the business currently in existence or likely to be developed.
  • Determining what legal regimes, such as patent, copyright or trademark regimes can be used to protect the business's intellectual property.
  • Determining what business practices can be used to enhance the protection of the business's intellectual property.
  • Estimating the cost of such legal regimes and business practices.
  • Determining which of the identified legal regimes and business practices to utilized based on a cost-benefit analysis.
  • Forming a plan to implement the selected legal regimes and business practices.

Keep in mind that the above steps are an ongoing process that continues for the life of the business. In particular, certain types of businesses, such as technology-based businesses, may be continuously generating new intellectual property, and addressing the protection f such intellectual property promptly should be a priority.

Comprehensive intellectual property protection planning may appear to be a significant burden and expense, but such planning helps to protect significant assets of a business and enhances the value of the business. Watch our video below for more information.

About the Author

Wayne Harper

Harper IP Law, PA is the solo law practice of Wayne V. Harper. Before entering the practice of law, I worked for 18 years as an information technology professional with a wide array of corporations in retail and financial services industry, serving as a programmer, systems analyst, systems architect and director of software development, among other things. Since 2004 I've been advising businesses ranging from newly-formed companies to large publicly-held companies on a variety of intellectual property matters. I enjoy practicing intellectual property law and helping clients — both large and small — succeed. Here's how I typically serve clients. I offer patent services, trademark services, copyright services, software intellectual property services, and litigation services. Please take a look at any of my service offerings that may be of interest to you, or … Call Us Now!

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