Intellectual Property Help

Oct. 17, 2006
New Web site provides IP resources.

Traversing the complexities of intellectual property can be downright mind-boggling, particularly if a company doesn't have in-house-IP expertise. Yet, with innovations representing some of a company's most valuable assets, understanding patents, trademarks and copyrights is imperative.

To simplify the situation, has launched the Intellectual Property Center . The new site presents a substantial amount of free resources, including how to obtain, enforce, and protect patents and trademark rights. It also directs users to other helpful resources, such as the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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Jill Jusko

Bio: Jill Jusko is executive editor for IndustryWeek. She has been writing about manufacturing operations leadership for more than 20 years. Her coverage spotlights companies that are in pursuit of world-class results in quality, productivity, cost and other benchmarks by implementing the latest continuous improvement and lean/Six-Sigma strategies. Jill also coordinates IndustryWeek’s Best Plants Awards Program, which annually salutes the leading manufacturing facilities in North America.

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