Non-Disclosure Agreements are one way that we protect intellectual property. But when are they appropriate and when not? We use NDAs in the Ethical Collaboration framework, but only in certain circumstances. We believe that NDAs function well when there is trust between the parties, and trust is something that is earned. If you are having […]
IP101 – Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs – is available FREE from our partner organization, IP.Education. The course covers trademarks, patents, copyrights, and trade secrets, but from an entrepreneur’s perspective, not the typical attorney’s perspective.
Getting a Good Perspective On The Value Of Trade Secrets For entrepreneurs, it is often very hard to get a solid, balanced perspective on their trade secrets. Part of the problem for the entrepreneur is that they often do not have an experience base to make good judgments about value. It takes a lot of […]
Trade Secrets Can Have A Time Value In many cases, trade secrets have value because of time. If you are planning on launching a product, your trade secrets will eventually get into the open, but they have more value during the planning phase. All products should address a weakness in the market. Your product or […]
Outward-Facing and Inward-Facing Intellectual Property and Protection Intellectual property has several stages or levels that it may go through. At the core of all intellectual property is a trade secret. A trade secret is completely owned and completely controlled by the creator. If creators keeps ideas to themselves, they have complete and total ownership and […]