- November 2019
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The Intellectual Property Guide
IP Literacy and Strategy Basics for Supporting Innovation
Intellectual property strategies to power your bottom line
In the innovation economy, intellectual property is among the most valuable assets a business can have. IP strategy isn’t just incidental to success, it’s a key driver—research shows that IP-intensive small- and medium-sized enterprises are 60% more likely to achieve high growth.
Myra Tawfik and Karima Bawa, two noted experts in the field of IP law and strategy, want to help you achieve greater success through the strategic deployment of your business’s IP.
More than just patents, IP encompasses confidential information and trade secrets, industrial design, copyright, and trademarks. Understanding the unique IP portfolio of your business and how to leverage it for maximum benefit can pay huge dividends. A strong IP strategy can allow you to command higher prices for your goods and services, increase your market share, generate new revenue streams, improve brand recognition, attract new investment, and lower your costs. You can also avert threats from your competitors by using your IP both offensively and defensively to protect your market and drive up your competitors’ costs.
Perfect for entrepreneurs, innovators, inventors, expert advisors and investors, this primer will sharpen your knowledge and help you make informed decisions about IP strategy to drive your business forward.
Table of Contents
PART I: INTRODUCTION TO IP AND IP STRATEGY
1. Introduction to IP
2. Introduction to IP Strategy
PART II: THE DIFFERENT FORMS OF IP
4. Confidential Information / Trade Secrets
6. Industrial Designs
7. Trademarks and Domain Names
PART III: BASIC CONCEPTS FOR IP STRATGEY
8. Common IP Legal Agreements and Contractual Provisions
9. IP Licensing
10. IP Enforcement Strategies
11. Using Different Forms of IP to Grow and Scale
12. New Technologies and New Opportunities
Appendix A: Suggested Online Resources for Further Information on National, Transnational, and International IP
Appendix B: The Primary Forms of IP
About the Authors
Innovation without an intellectual property strategy is philanthropy. Canada needed this book 25 years ago to advance our productivity and prosperity in the global knowledge-based economy. But now that we have it, I hope it’s on the desk of every policymaker and business leader in Canada.Jim Balsillie, co-founder and Chair of the Council of Canadian Innovators
The Intellectual Property Guide is as refreshing as it is compelling because it situates the importance of IP in the modern economy, immersing readers in the real-world consequences of both bad and good IP strategy. Myra Tawfik and Karima Bawa highlight the importance of strategic thinking in the innovation-based economy, where IP has become the product.Aaron Shull, Managing Director & General Counsel, Centre for International Governance Innovation