Ownership of intellectual property has transformed most, if not all, aspects of life. Brid-Aine Parnell focuses on six of the best
Intellectual Property 2014
The value of intellectual property rights, to protect intangible assets, are often only appreciated when infringed by rivals or stolen by employees. Figures from The European Commission show that around 39 per cent of total economic activity in the EU is generated by IP intensive industries, yet IP is often ignored, misunderstood or underused. With big data on the rise, businesses must act early to enforce their IP rights, or they risk losing ground to competitors.
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Intellectual property – the ownership of any concept or design in a legally protected form – is the real source of value for most companies. But many businesses do not understand it, says Phoenix IP Ventures founder Osagie O. Imasogie