This book provides a comprehensive guide to procuring, utilizing and monetizing intellectual property rights, tailored for readers in the high-tech consumer electronics and software industries, as well as technology startups. Numerous, real examples, case studies and scenarios are incorporated throughout the book to illustrate the topics discussed. Readers will learn what to consider throughout the various creative phases of a productas lifespan from initial research and development initiatives through post-production. Readers will gain an understanding of the intellectual property protections afforded to U.S. corporations, methods to pro-actively reduce potential problems, and guidelines for future considerations to reduce legal spending, prevent IP theft, and allow for greater profitability from corporate innovation and inventiveness.For example, the packaging used by Apple to package iPods is patented.6 In some instances, distinct containers may also be protected ... Training materials, user manuals, company brochures, client alerts, instruction guides and company handbooks can be copyrightable if ... If an employee produces a training or user manual as a byproduct of his or her job, the employer company should make sure thatanbsp;...
|Title||:||Intellectual Property in Consumer Electronics, Software and Technology Startups|
|Author||:||Gerald B. Halt, Jr., John C. Donch, Amber R. Stiles, Fesnak Robert|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-09-14|