INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY - BETTER MANAGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY|
Intellectual Property (IP) management is taking an active interest in the creation, identification, maintenance and exploitation of IP assets. It need not be a separate function in a business, nor should it be handled entirely externally of a business. One solution might be to place it together with the responsibilities of technical direction or even quality control. IP assets might arise from R&D, product development, technical services, production, the management team, sales and marketing, accounts and purchasing, legal, warehousing and logistics, engineering and maintenance and so on. In other words, every aspect of a business may conceivably contribute to the IP assets of the company...