Busting a few intellectual-property myths
I was surprised at the number of other misconceptions I heard, when walking around and talking to people. The three most common: We don’t have any intellectual property to protect; we’re not doing anything new, just combining old elements; and, the changes in the patent laws don’t make any difference.
OK, so let’s bust some myths, shall we?
Myth one: We don’t have any intellectual property to protect. The first person saying this was standing next to a rack of documents the company had prepared that displayed a professionally created logo. Taking a look at the documents, it appeared that the company had spent considerable resources creating them. I suspect they would not like someone to copy the documents and use them to promote competing
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