eBook Intellectual Property in Consumer Electronics, Software and Technology Startups, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1461479126
  • ISBN-13: 9781461479123
  • DDC: 346
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 241 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released April 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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This book provides a comprehensive guide to procuring, utilizing and monetizing intellectual property rights, tailored for readers in the high-tech consumer electronics and software industries, as well as technology startups.  Numerous, real examples, case studies and scenarios are incorporated throughout the book to illustrate the topics discussed.  Readers will learn what to consider throughout the various creative phases of a product’s lifespan from initial research and development initiatives through post-production.  Readers will gain an understanding of the intellectual property protections afforded to U.S. corporations, methods to pro-actively reduce potential problems, and guidelines for future considerations to reduce legal spending, prevent IP theft, and allow for greater profitability from corporate innovation and inventiveness.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Overview of Intellectual Property Rights.
2: Patents.
3: Trade Secret Protection.
4: Trademarks and Trade Dress.
5: Copyrights.
6: Domain Names.
7: Intellectual Property Issues in Labeling and Marketing.
8: Implementing Intellectual Property Practices, Procedures and Strategies.
9: Seven Basic Steps to Getting Started.
10: Deciding between Patent or Trade Secret Protection.
11: Intellectual Property Strategies for Software: Patent and Copyright Protection.
12: Developing and Managing an Intellectual Property Portfolio.
13: Monetization of Intellectual Property Portfolios.
14: Intellectual Property Portfolio Acquisition.
15: Valuing Technology Companies.
16: Financing and IP: Equity Financing, Debt Financing, Collateralization and Securitization of Intellectual Property Rights.
17: Licensing of Intellectual Property Rights.
18: Patent Pooling and Synergistic Business Relationships.
19: Divestiture.
20: Enforcement and Infringement of Intellectual Property Rights.
21: Monetization Strategies for Startups, Incubators and Accelerators.
22: Monetization Strategies for Universities and Research Centers.
23: Non-Practicing Entities.
Confidential Disclosure Agreement.
Preliminary Invention Disclosure.
Draft License Agreement.