Business Q&A with Cliff Dougherty

BY PAULA BURKESUnwary business owners face intellectual property traps
Q: What are the common pitfalls that companies fall into with respect to intellectual property?
A: Typical IP pitfalls that companies encounter include: the failure to make sure the company name and trademarks are available (nothing is more disruptive than having to change the name of the company or an important brand once the company begins to expand); the failure to make sure employees agree to assign work-related inventions to the company (contrary to popular belief, the company may not own employee inventions even if they are work related); the failure to have consultants and other independent contractors sign “work for hire” agreements with respect to the work product they develop for the company (to put it mildly, it can be frustrating for a company to find out it can't modify the drawings that it paid for and that the consultant re-sold the drawings to its competitor); and the failure to make sure the software used by the company is properly licensed (having to deal with a demand for a software audit can be disruptive and costly).

Q: Have the types of IP pitfalls that companies should watch out for changed over the years?
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BY PAULA BURKES

Unwary business owners face intellectual property traps

Q: What are the common pitfalls that companies fall into with respect to intellectual property?

A: Typical IP pitfalls that companies encounter include: the failure to make sure the company name and trademarks are available (nothing is more disruptive than having to change the name of the company or an important brand once the company begins to expand); the failure to make sure employees agree to assign work-related inventions to the company (contrary to popular belief, the company may not own employee inventions even if they are work related); the failure to have consultants and other independent contractors sign “work for hire” agreements with respect to the work product they develop for the company (to put it mildly, it can be frustrating for a company to find out it can't modify the drawings that it paid for and that the consultant re-sold the drawings to its competitor); and the failure to make sure the software used by the company is properly licensed (having to deal with a demand for a software audit can be disruptive and costly).

Q: Have the types of IP pitfalls that companies should watch out for changed over the years?

A: Yes, to an extent.
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