In today’s environment, timing is an important part of business strategy. Nowhere is this truer than in relation to the management of intellectual property in an increasingly global market. The creation and protection of intellectual property assets often depends consistently on the correct legal steps at the right time. Not to do the consequences can be devastating but can only be felt at a later date or in other markets. The difficulty for business lies in the fact that the time-se … Read more »

In today’s environment, timing is an important part of business strategy. Nowhere is this truer than in relation to the management of intellectual property in an increasingly global market. The creation and protection of intellectual property assets often depends consistently on the correct legal steps at the right time. Not to do the consequences can be devastating but can only be felt at a later date or in other markets. The difficulty for business lies in the fact that the time-critical aspects of intellectual property is not effective by allowing them to see themselves on the intuition or the solution, an attorney if the need arises to be managed. This article provides a basic primer on the crucial role in the determination of the time, the creation and protection of intellectual property. There are the most common types of intellectual property, patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets, and compares the role of timing in the creation and protection of the individual asset type. Most importantly, it summarizes the most important issues of timing in the creation and protection of intellectual property.
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Timothy A Lemper
Source: Business Horizons
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Release Date: 15, July 2012. Prod #: BH482-PDF-ENG
The crucial role of timing in managing intellectual property HBR case solution

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