PATENT LAW PRINCIPLES & STRATEGIES
The Nature of Intellectual Property Intellectual property is the intangible product of the mind’s work. The United States and other developed nations generally recognize four different routes for protecting intellectual property: copyright, trademark, trade secret and patent. These routes are non-exclusive, and under appropriate circumstances, one may obtain multiple forms of protection for the same
“parcel” of intellectual property. Intellectual property has the attributes of personal property. Thus, it may be purchased, assigned, licensed, pledged or transferred in the same manner as other forms of personal property.
Jeffrey I. Auerbach, Ph.D., J.D.
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