Edition 70, January 2013
The primary goal for filing a patent application and trying to obtain granted patent rights is to obtain a monopoly position for a new piece of technology, device, method or process.
During the 1960s several companies worked on the development of hulls for inflatable boats. The students at Atlantic College were ahead of the competition and secured their place in the history.
There are many definitions of franchising but in general a franchise involves the granting of rights, to an individual or group, to market a company's goods or services within a certain territory or location.
Copyright is a form of intellectual property that protects a creator's exclusive right to control who reproduces or alters the product of their original creative effort. Copyright protects the producers of any original work, and is relevant to almost all businesses, not just those in the creative industry.
Using patent data to mine, reveal, and inform, for government and for industry.
Another batch of IP related stories which have attracted media attention over the past month.
Frequently asked questions about IP issues and strategies.