Intellectual Property : the end game

IP and IC — the same thing or not?

Intellectual property (IP) is a term that is usually used to refer to specific types of structural capital that enjoy special legal status. These include patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Each of these categories has a specific body of law associated with it. Patents have to be approved by a national authority. Other categories [...]

Getting Paid for What You Know: Licensing and Secondary Sales

Yesterday, I talked about selling knowledge products. Another way of getting paid for knowledge is through licensing. This usually applies to situations where there is a very clear technology or knowledge product that has specific legal protection. I’ll discuss intellectual property in more detail in a later post. The important thing to understand at this [...]