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BananaIP Counsels > Posts tagged "Intellectual Property" (Page 19)

What is the Value of Your IP?

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Original Date of Publication: September 6th, 2010 Unlike five years ago, many Indian companies in today believe that Intellectual Property (IP) adds value to their business interests. They have been aggressively protecting their IP and are asking what their IP is worth. They are not content with the answer of attorneys that revolves around exclusivity, competitive advantage, market share, price margins and so on. Companies would like to know if their IP really has value in terms of money. Determining the value of IP in terms of money is called IP Valuation. Valuation of IP is very tricky due to the uncertainities...

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DNA of a Patent Search

  Original Date of Publication: 17th May, 2010 A patent search, in simple words, is an exercise of mining granted patents and published patent applications (patent documents) that are related to a subject matter of our interest. A patent search helps in making decisions under various scenarios. It helps determine, patentability of a subject matter, freedom to operate and validity of a patent, among others. More often than not, a patent search is conducted to determine patentability of a subject matter for which we wish to file for a patent. Even though a patent search may never be exhaustive to an extent that...

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Do’s and Don’ts for an Employment Agreement

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  Original Date of Publication: November 26th, 2009 Do’s 1. Define the ownership of Intellectual Property created during the term of employment clearly. 2.Clearly state the extent to which IP will be transferred to the employer. 3. Ensure that Employee is obliged to execute all necessary documents and assists the Employer in transferring any Intellectual Property created by him during his employment to the Employer. Also incorporate provisions requiring employee's co-operation with respect to prosecution and litigation. 4. Ensure that Employee is obliged to refrain from using third party Intellectual Property without the permission of the Employer. Incorporate necessary safeguards in case of such a use...

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Do’s and Don’ts for a Non Disclosure Agreement

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  Original Date of Publication: November 26th, 2009 Please note that the Do's and Don'ts provided hereunder are broad and non-exhaustive guidelines. Kindly consult a lawyer for specific advise. Do’s 1. Define the meaning of the term Confidential Information to cover all kinds of information that may be disclosed. Exclusions to confidential information may be included within the definition. 2. The purpose for which confidential information is provided must be lucidly stated in the agreement. 3. The parties permitted to access the confidential information must be clearly provided. 4. Ensure that the person receiving the confidential information is under obligation to sign stringent instruments of confidentiality...

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