Intellectual Property in Consumer Electronics, Software and Technology Startups

Gerald B. Halt Jr., Amber R. Stiles

Language: English

Pages: 241

ISBN: 1461479118

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


This book provides a comprehensive guide to procuring, utilizing and monetizing intellectual property rights, tailored for readers in the high-tech consumer electronics and software industries, as well as technology startups.  Numerous, real examples, case studies and scenarios are incorporated throughout the book to illustrate the topics discussed.  Readers will learn what to consider throughout the various creative phases of a product’s lifespan from initial research and development initiatives through post-production.  Readers will gain an understanding of the intellectual property protections afforded to U.S. corporations, methods to pro-actively reduce potential problems, and guidelines for future considerations to reduce legal spending, prevent IP theft, and allow for greater profitability from corporate innovation and inventiveness.

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. . . . . . 91 91 92 96 97 97 98 99 99 10 Developing and Managing an Intellectual Property Portfolio . . . 10.1 Developing an Intellectual Property Portfolio Strategy that Fits Corporate Strategy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.1.1 Identifying the Corporate Strategy and Determining the Best Means for Aligning the Corporate Strategy with the IP Strategy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.1.2 Identification of IP Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.1.3

reimbursement from the employer company, the written description, along with any flow charts or diagrams, is copyrightable. However, the process itself cannot be protected. Other companies could use the same process to reimburse employees. Employer companies should be mindful of the need for assignment of IP rights from those employees who produce these kinds of documents are part of their employment. If an employee produces a training or user manual as a byproduct of his or her job, the employer

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.1.2 Antitrust Concerns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.2 Synergistic Business Relationships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.2.1 Case Study: Google and Motorola Mobility’s Synergistic Business Relationship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171 171 172 173 173 ...... 174 Contents xiii 16 Divestiture . . . . . . .

Google’s use of the Java programming language in its Android mobile operating system. Java was initially created by Sun Microsystems, which was purchased by Oracle in 2010. Based on Sun’s Java language, Oracle asserted two main complaints: (1) Google’s use of Java in Android is a violation of Oracle’s software patents, and (2) Google’s use of Java language and use of 37 application programming interfaces (APIs) was a violation of Oracle’s copyrights. What is interesting about this litigation is

companies lack the benefit of free trade. Public trading activity can cause share prices to go up, creating investor confidence in your company. Also, publically traded companies tend to be in the news more often than private companies, which translates to free publicity for the company. Being a public company also has disadvantages, such as the public disclosure of financial statements due to the mandatory filing requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Publically traded

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