An Innovator’s Guide to Intellectual Property
Whether informally meeting for coffee or having an initial contact with a prospective client, one of the first questions that often comes up is, “Does a confidentiality agreement need to be put in place before discussing the invention?” And why shouldn’t it often come up? Intellectual Property is valuable, and valuable things should be protected.
But what is intellectual property (IP)? Why is confidentiality so important? Does a legal contract really need to be signed prior to starting a conversation?
These are just a couple of questions addressed in this guidebook on IP for innovators. Whether an inventor, entrepreneur, student, university professor, or otherwise innovative and creative person, this guidebook can be a resource to anyone interested in learning more about IP. For a preview, here’s a few of the topics addressed:
Forms of IP, including Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, and Trade Secrets
What makes something patentable, exclusive rights of patents, and freedom to operate
Tips on giving presentations and maintaining your rights for patent protection