Thursday, June 26, 2014

Check Out The Intellectual Property Awareness Assessment Tool

The United States Patent and Trademark Office hosts an Intellectual Property Awareness Assessment Tool that covers the following categories: "IP Strategies & Best Practices[;] International IP Rights[;] IP Asset Tracking[;] Licensing Technology to Others[; and] Using Technology of Others." The IP Awareness Assessment Tool also has additional optional categories covering": Copyrights[;]Design Patents[;]Trademarks[;]Trade Secrets[; and]Utility Patents. Take the full assessment, which consists of 62 questions or use the Pre-assessment to customize the IP Assessment Tool to your small business specific Intellectual Property. The IP Awareness Tool is a good way to identify your small business Intellectual Property assets and relevant protections available to secure your small business IP. The Tool provides a good basic overview to familiarize your small business with IP issues. www.erskine-law.com