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  1. TO PATENT OR NOT TO PATENT   Before taking steps to protect an invention by way of a patent, it is essential that appropriate searches be conducted in order to determine whether the invention is novel and whether the protection that could be obtained is broad enough to prevent third parties from plagiarising a business opportunity simply by avoiding infringement of a narrow monopoly.     2. THE PATENT SEARCH A search for prior art in relation to an new developmen ...
    IP in business includes know-how, trade secrets, methodology, schemes, efficiency in staff deployment, company management, manufacturing, distribution, sales policies and any other facet of the business operations that generates wealth for the business and its stakeholders.     The secrets of the business are best served if the IP of the business is zealously guarded against misuse by those within the business in that the IP is only disclosed within the business on a ne ...
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Confidentiality

Posted by JohnGrant May 22, 2012
    1. CONFIDENTIALITY IN BUSINESS PLANS   In order to fully protect the interests of a company or the creator(s) in regard to the implementation of a new business strategy, it is of paramount importance that the dissemination of confidential information relating to the business strategy is only made known to those in-house personnel who have a need to know in order to fulfil their contractual obligations to the company If no provisions are put in place, the fortunes of a co ...
    1. INVENTIONS     An invention, i.e. a product, a process of manufacture and/or a composition for a new material or pharmaceutical may be protected by a granted or issued patent; however, if it is possible, an invention, e.g. a manufacturing process and/or the composition of a new material may be kept under a veil of secrecy and benefit the business by not being disclosed in a patent specification that would otherwise be published 18 months after the filing of a patent ...
  IPRs in the parlance of Intellectual Property Attorneys, and other IPR experts, generally includes Patents, Design Rights, Trade Marks and Copyrights. Intellectual Property Attorneys are also well versed in the other Intellectual Property, IP, that is created within a business such as the know-how, trade secrets, methodology, schemes, efficiency in staff deployment, company management, manufacturing, distribution, sales policies and any other facet of business operations that generate ...
    Protection of an invention, a creative design, a trade mark and copyright is a prerequisite if you are starting a business and/or seeking a route to market for a new product. In order to appreciate the most cost effective way of ensuring that the interests of you and/or your business are best served, it is imperative that you have some knowledge of the different forms of protection for your Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs).     1. PROTECTING AN INVENTION An inven ...