Intellectual Property Management
Intellectual property (IP) can be a significant contributor to enterprise sustainability if it is effectively created, protected, and exploited. Patents, copyright, and trademarks are the principal means by which an enterprise protects its unique ideas and designs, and how these are represented to the outside world. Hallmarks of a sustainable enterprise often include proactive encouragement to staff for the generation of innovative ideas; recognized practices in place for IP protection; cognizance of appropriate geographic registration of IP; periodic review of IP resources to assure cost-effectiveness and mission-relevance; active leveraging of IP to maintain and expand market presence; and openness to partnering with external innovators to “bundle” IP to greater effect.
The Intersect Insight team has experience in all phases of IP management and can assist client organizations to set up or refine an IP management system as a key feature of enterprise sustainability.