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Know your Intellectual Capital

Intellectual Capital is the core of any technology business. But how do you know which Intellectual Property Rights actually apply to your Intellectual Capital? What do you own? What can you own?

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Understand your Intellectual Property

What is the extent of your Intellectual Property Rights? How much is protected, and how far does that protection reach? How afraid should you be of your competitors Intellectual Property Rights?

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Use your Intellectual Capital

Do you use your Intellectual Capital in the right way? How do Intellectual Property Rights fit in your business model and revenue model? Do you get the most out of them, or could you increase your revenue?

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Protect your Intellectual Capital

What is the best way to protect your Intellectual Capital? Should you register and seek exclusivity? Or publishing and prevent others from obtaining exclusivity?

Protection or openness? How to handle Open Source?

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Plan for your Intellectual Capital

What is your IP policy? What is your Open Source policy? How does IP support your strategy, and what is your strategy around your Intellectual Capital?

 

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Intellectual Capital is the core of any technology business. We help these businesses and their investors to integrate Intellectual Property Rights better into their business model.

Computer user interface – beyond Intellectual Property?

Microsoft announced that it opened up the core code of its Kinect motion-sensing device. This is a very interesting development in the light of recent decisions on whether Intellectual Property protection applies to computer – user interfaces. In other words, does Intellectual Property apply to how we talk to computers? Back in 2010, when Microsoft Read more …

Is there Intellectual Property in Money?

Usually, the question is asked the other way around: “is there money in Intellectual Property?” But as technology is creating new kinds of currencies and new ways to pay, the question of Intellectual Property Rights in money becomes relevant. 1. New money Amazon has recently started issuing its own currency, called Amazon Coins. Amazon creates Read more …

3D printing and Intellectual Property – why are they a misfit?

In my previous post I explained how 3D printing affects the world of Intellectual Property (IP), and how this creates all kinds of problems for IP rights. In this blog I will expand a little bit on why that is the case, and whether something can be done about it. 1. Personalized manufacturing Remember the Read more …

3D-printing and Intellectual Property

Since my last blog post (two years ago) a lot has changed. The technology of 3D-printing has made great progress. And the world of Intellectual Property has started to react to the challenge posed by 3D-printing. Which, in turn, has caused a surprise reaction by the 3D-printing community.   1. What is 3D-printing? Although 3D-printing Read more …