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Intellectual Property Strategy (MIT Press Essential Knowledge)
John PalfreyMost managers leave intellectual property issues to the legal department, unaware that an organization's intellectual property can help accomplish a range of management goals, from accessing new markets to improving existing products to generating new revenue streams. In this book, intellectual property expert and Harvard Law School professor John Palfrey offers a short briefing on intellectual property strategy for corporate managers and nonprofit administrators. Palfrey argues for strategies that go beyond the traditional highly restrictive "sword and shield" approach, suggesting that flexibility and creativity are essential to a profitable long-term intellectual property strategy--especially in an era of changing attitudes about media. Intellectual property, writes Palfrey, should be considered a key strategic asset class. Almost every organization has an intellectual property portfolio of some value and therefore the need for an intellectual property strategy. A brand, for example, is an important form of intellectual property, as is any information managed and produced by an organization. Palfrey identifies the essential areas of intellectual property--patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret--and describes strategic approaches to each in a variety of organizational contexts, based on four basic steps. The most innovative organizations employ multiple intellectual property approaches, depending on the situation, asking hard, context-specific questions. By doing so, they achieve both short- and long-term benefits while positioning themselves for success in the global information economy.
Edison in the Boardroom Revisited: How Leading Companies Realize Value from Their Intellectual Property (Intellectual Property-General, Law, ... Management, Licensing, Special Topics)
Suzanne S. Harrison and Patrick H. SullivanA revised and expanded edition of the groundbreaking Edison in the Boardroom, highlighting the winning strategies today's biggest companies use to maximize the value of their intellectual propertyNow fully revised and expanded, Edison in the Boardroom, Second Edition takes an in-depth look at the revolutionary concept of intellectual asset management (IAM). Incorporating stories and teachings from some of the most successful companies in the world—such as Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Procter & Gamble, Rockwell, Dow, Ford and many others—Harrison and Sullivan have made an exhaustive study of IAM and its implications for today's businesses.Features updated interviews of companies, and a new treatment of the Profit Center LevelUpdates stories and teachings from some of the most successful companies in the worldShowcases a hierarchy of best practices that today's companies can integrate into their own business philosophies to gain the best return from their intellectual assetsEdison in the Boardroom, Second Edition compiles a wealth of knowledge and successful stories that illustrate how far businesses have come in their ability to leverage and monetize their intellectual assets.
Intellectual Property and Open Source: A Practical Guide to Protecting Code
Van Lindberg"Clear, correct, and deep, this is a welcome addition to discussions of law and computing for anyone -- even lawyers!" -- Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and founder of the Stanford Center for Internet and Society If you work in information technology, intellectual property is central to your job -- but dealing with the complexities of the legal system can be mind-boggling. This book is for anyone who wants to understand how the legal system deals with intellectual property rights for code and other content. You'll get a clear look at intellectual property issues from a developer's point of view, including practical advice about situations you're likely to encounter. Written by an intellectual property attorney who is also a programmer, Intellectual Property and Open Source helps you understand patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and licenses, with special focus on the issues surrounding open source development and the GPL. This book answers questions such as:How do open source and intellectual property work together? What are the most important intellectual property-related issues when starting a business or open source project? How should you handle copyright, licensing and other issues when accepting a patch from another developer? How can you pursue your own ideas while working for someone else? What parts of a patent should be reviewed to see if it applies to your work? When is your idea a trade secret? How can you reverse engineer a product without getting into trouble? What should you think about when choosing an open source license for your project? Most legal sources are too scattered, too arcane, and too hard to read. Intellectual Property and Open Source is a friendly, easy-to-follow overview of the law that programmers, system administrators, graphic designers, and many others will find essential.
40 Days to Success in Real Estate Investing
Robert SheminPurchase your first investment property in just 40 days!Many people want to get into real estate but just don't know where to begin. In fact, real estate investor Robert Shemin hears the same question over and over in his seminars--"But where do I start?" Now, Shemin's 40 Days to Success in Real Estate Investing finally answers that question once and for all. It offers a proven, day-by-day plan that covers the basics of real estate investing, helps you set achievable goals, and tells you what actions to take each day to reach those goals.From getting motivated, to finding great properties, to negotiating and closing on your first deal, this straightforward, helpful guide walks you through every step of Shemin's 40-day plan. Along the way, you'll learn all the basics of real estate investing, including:* Locating properties* Foreclosures* Property analysis* Government agencies* Contracts* Networking* Negotiations* Making an offer* Financing purchases* Wholesaling* Lease options* Buying and holding property* Property management* Common mistakes to avoidEach chapter covers a new topic for a new day, and comes with helpful case studies, examples, and daily activities that provide motivation and keep you on track. With a simple plan and expert advice from a true real estate insider, 40 Days to Success in Real Estate Investing gives you all the information and insight you need. All you have to bring to the table is the desire and motivation to learn, try, and succeed.
Training Camp: What the Best Do Better Than Everyone Else
Jon GordonTraining Camp is an inspirational story filled with invaluable lessons and insights on bringing out the best in yourself and your team. The story follows Martin, an un-drafted rookie trying to make it in the NFL. He’s spent his entire life proving to the critics that a small guy with a big heart can succeed against all odds. After spraining his ankle in the pre-season, Martin thinks his dream is lost when he happens to meet a very special coach who shares eleven life-changing lessons that keep his dream alive—and might even make him the best of the best. If you want to be your best—Training Camp offers an inspirational story and real-world wisdom on what it takes to reach true excellence and how you and your team (your work team, school team, church team and family team) can achieve it.
Intangibles: Management, Measurement, and Reporting
Baruch LevThis book is the first comprehensive, scientifically based study of the nature and impact of intangibles. Weaving case studies and real-world examples with contemporary business theory, Baruch Lev - establishes an economic framework to analyze managerial and investment issues concerning intangibles; - surveys the impact of intangibles on corporate performance and market values, including management difficulties, risk, questions of property rights, marketability, and cost structure; - analyzes information deficiencies associated with intangibles, including the major economic principles governing intangible investments, limits of management information systems, and recommendations for improved accounting disclosure; - sets forth a comprehensive information systemaimed at satisfying the needs of both internal and external decision makersto reflect the impact and value of intangibles within the context of enterprise performance.
Essentials of Licensing Intellectual Property (Essentials (John Wiley))
Alexander I. Poltorak and Paul J. LernerFull of valuable tips, techniques, illustrative real-world examples, exhibits, and best practices, this handy and concise paperback will help you stay up to date on the newest thinking, strategies, developments, and technologies in licensing intellectual property.Order your copy today!
Gilbert Law Summaries on Property, 17th
James KrierThe subjects discussed in this outline are possession (including wild animals, bailments, and adverse possession), gifts and sales of personal property, freehold possessory estates, and future interests (including reversion, possibility of reverter, right of entry, executory interests, and rule against perpetuities). Also included are tenancy in common, joint tenancy, and tenancy by the entirety, condominiums, cooperatives, marital property, landlord and tenant, and easements and covenants. This outline also covers nuisance, rights in airspace and water, right to support, zoning, eminent domain, sale of land (including mortgage, deed, and warranties of title), and methods of title assurance
Einstein in the Boardroom: Moving Beyond Intellectual Capital to I-Stuff
Suzanne S. Harrison and Patrick H. SullivanCapitalize on Your Company's Intangible Assets...Leading Companies Show You How"Einstein in the Boardroom makes a great sequel to Edison in the Boardroom. Those readers who found the examples and war stories of Edison to be useful in their own IP-management activities will find the same qualities in Einstein. This resource will help anyone in the intangibles management community who seeks to go beyond intellectual property and understand and capitalize on the full range of a firm's intellectual capital."--Julie Davis, coauthor, Edison in the Boardroom"Harrison and Sullivan continue to elevate understanding of the value of intellectual assets and, more importantly, provide a 'clinic' on the practical steps necessary to turn theory into bottom-line results."--Jeff Weedman, Vice President, External Business Development The Procter & Gamble Company"Einstein in the Boardroom is a valuable guide for business managers considering how to leverage intangible assets for profit."--Joe Beyers, Vice President, Intellectual Property Licensing, Hewlett-Packard Company"Going deeper into value creation for companies, Einstein in the Boardroom describes new ways to extract value from 'I-stuff' on knowledge, a tremendous asset that is too rarely exploited and could be leveraged by all readers of this great book."--Beatrix de Russe, Executive Vice President, Licensing and Intellectual Property, Thomson"Einstein in the Boardroom is a must-read for CEOs, CFOs, and board chairs facing the financial governance issues of share price, wealth creation, and value realization. When today's financial management systems may only deal with 20 percent of the value of the firm, Harrison and Sullivan offer a look at what a company can do to successfully create and extract value from the 'other' 80 percent, and they show you how other companies have done it!"--Bill Swirsky, Vice President, Knowledge Development The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants"Identifying, managing, and leveraging knowledge and intangible assets has enabled Cargill to differentiate itself from its competitors and increase its profitability. Harrison and Sullivan provide a clear perspective on how intangible assets fit within the corporate landscape and how to manage them to increase value for the organization."--Harry J. Gwinnell, Vice President and Chief IP Counsel, Cargill
Patent, Copyright & Trademark: An Intellectual Property Desk Reference
Richard Stim AttorneyWhether you're investigating patent, copyright or trademark law, get the most concise and comprehensive explanations of intellectual property in one volume! Whether you're an Edison, Faulkner or Jobs, you need Patent, Copyright & Trademark. Intellectual property law has rapidly produced its own language. But don't count on understanding it right off the bat -- the terms baffle lawyers and lay folk alike. Whether you're an inventor, designer, writer or programmer, you need to understand the language of intellectual property law to intelligently deal with such issues as: who owns creative works or valuable information how these owners can protect and enforce their ownership rights how disputes between intellectual property owners can be resolved, and how ownership rights can best be transferred to others. With this essential guide, you will: get clear overviews of relevant laws understand the different kinds of protection offered by patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets -- and which apply to your work get a plain-English definition of every term you're likely to come across, and find the information you need, quickly and easily -- all entries are organized by topic and extensively cross-referenced. The 11th edition includes an expanded dictionary of borderline IP terms and reflects the many changes resulting from legislation and case law. It also includes a new Q&A section excerpted from the author's regularly updated "Dear Rich" blog. (20080902)