Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Intellectual Property More Than Just Patents

"To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect." -Oscar Wilde

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Having several Patents, I am well versed in creating and protecting Intellectual Property. Intellectual property does not only imply patents, trademarks, and copyrights, as many well-meaning business seminars and books lead small business owners to believe. Intellectual Property is: 
  • your product's mechanical and electrical blue prints and drawings,
  • your product's technical specifications and user manuals,
  • your product's circuit board schematics, circuitry layout, Gerber files, and films,
  • your wiring and harness diagrams used to build your product,
  • your product's development reports and test data obtained during the project,
  • your product's firmware and software source code, and
  • your products Bill of Materials.
When selecting a Systems Integrator, one should receive during and after your project is done, all of the above Intellectual Property pieces as a package. A good Systems Integrator will provide services to you in a confidential manner using Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreements to help protect your Intellectual Property. Contractual language should contain clauses to definite what Intellectual Property will be developed and how it protected and shared between the parties involved. When choosing a systems integration service, it is the firm's experience that counts. I invite you to visit Controlled Capture Systems to see how we can work together.

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