From the epic intellectual property war between the mobile communications device titans, insights are emerging for small businesses on how they can successfully wield patent rights and defend against them.
Intellectual Property (IP) protection is often regarded as a luxury by SMBs, with many SMBs unaware that they may be exposed to the same IP risks as their big business counterparts. Here’s some expert advice for protecting your business against IP threats from within.
Although some of the furor over WikiLeaks has slowed down, make no mistake; the whistleblower website has not gone away. Have you considered that business content could wind up on WikiLeaks or some other forum?
Local replica furniture supplier Matt Blatt is being taken to the Federal Court by American manufacturer Herman Miller for its use of the “Eames” brand, and Founder Adam Drexler has told Dynamic Business of his “surprise” at the legal action.
If you plan to sell your company or business, the business’ title to IP must be clear and established, to avoid problems in the future, you must be able to prove now that your business owns what you say it owns.