It’s the interaction of value, demand, utilization, and to lesser extents, risks and threats to information assets that should be the primary drivers for designing and allocating protection resources!
The role-responsibility of a ‘research liaison’ is serve as an enabler and facilitator to research collaborations/partnerships and safeguard the research work product.
Acquisition targets’ intangible assets and IP carry a readily and globally exploitable liquidity that outpaces and disregards conventional IPR’s enforcements, i.e., patents, trademarks, copyrights.
A companies’ strategy for utilizing and extracting value from its intangible assets has virtually nothing to do with its size, rather the receptivity of its decision makers.
The rapidly accelerating interactions between intangibles, economics, technologies, and global transactions leaves voids in information asset protection and value preservation programs.
All patents, whether provisional or issued, should start life as proprietary know how in which effective and consistent stewardship, oversight, and management are not only warranted, but essential to maximizing and extracting value.