This is the first ebook in an 8-part series, Commercialising Intellectual Property. It sets intellectual property rights firmly in the context of commercialisation of innovative research and explains the various forms of protection available. For many knowledge-intensive or technology-based start-up companies, the professional management of intellectual property (IP) is critically important. In fact, IP may be the main asset by which the value of a young company is determined and on which decisions to invest in the company are based – and so IP needs to be considered very early in the planning process.
Other titles in the series cover patenting, managing intellectual property, disclosure, due diligence, valuation, the forms of agreement used in managing intellectual property and how to commercialise intellectual property.