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They are legal rights, so why not treat intellectual property as purely a legal issue? First, the role of most legal departments is oriented around defense and risk reduction. While defense is important, no doubt, there is a good chance that treating IP as a purely legal issue will set yourself up with an unsecure defensive position – given that the IP portfolio may not align with the business strategy – all… Read More

It’s wrong to think that a patent can automatically stop your competitor from entering a market, or making a competitor product. Just wrong. Patents are hurdles, not walls. Each of them protect groups of ways that you can see to meet that commercial need. They don’t completely stop your competitors at all. There’s always a way to come up with an alternative. The real question is what will it take to do… Read More

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