When two parties decide to cooperate for the development and exploitation of intellectual property, whether through the creation of a joint venture or through more informal agreements, it is necessary to preserve the confidentiality of both the information provided by each party and the knowledge developed during the cooperation that was developed during the cooperation. If confidential information is to be disclosed,. For example, in the context of purchase disputes, where a confidential technical solution is part of the offer in question, it may be possible to ask the court to request the imposition of a confidentiality network allowing persons who can view certain documents, such as inspecting certain witnesses and ensuring that the documents are not used in an open court where the content is made public. There are a number of situations in which it will be particularly important to closely respect the protection of your company`s confidential information that will emerge from the development of intellectual property. Below, we examine four of them: employees, the sale of a business, cooperation in a cooperation or joint venture and during a dispute. An important component of a company`s business plan is the development and maintenance of intellectual property. Intellectual property can range from copyright on a corporate brochure to patent protection for the technologies that define the business. The ability to first create intellectual property, and then create added value for that property, provides the opportunity to establish and secure a position in a company`s market. In addition, intellectual property adds value to the company, creates a maintenance for the creation of a market share and guides investors in determining the value of the company. This article focuses on frequently asked questions about the creation of intellectual property, whether copyright, trademarks or patents, and discusses important provisions relating to certain intellectual property agreements. Why should the government protect intellectual property? The well-being of society depends on its ability to be creative in technology and culture.
Legal protection encourages other expenses that encourage innovation. Intellectual property protection stimulates economic growth and creates new jobs and industries, improving quality of life. For example, rewarding creativity by protecting copyright for the film, recording, publishing and software industry brings its products to millions of people. Brand protection allows consumers to buy with confidence. Patent protection rewards researchers and inventors to encourage them to improve products for consumers. What is a patent? A patent is an agreement between the inventor/owner and the government that grants the inventor/owner a 20-year monopoly on the technology in exchange for public disclosure of the invention. This monopoly or right of invention gives the owner the right to exclude others from the production, use, sale, import, export or distribution of the patented technology. Patented technology can be a new method of use, a composition of the material or a new type of process or manufacture.