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Is your professional IP protected?

Your professional IP is probably quite valuable.

Most people think about IP as knowledge gained from your professional activities (education, training, work experience, etc). But is it more than that?

Software that you design and develop, and perhaps sell, is your IP. Music that you write and play is your IP.

IP is defined as “a creation derived from the human intellect”. IP can be a book, a design or plan, a painting or sculpture, etc. In some cases, the IP may be a design for a new “widget” which can be manufactured and sold.

Research is also IP, particularly when it is applied research which may lead to solving issues that result in a commercial benefit.

So, how valuable is your IP?

And what questions do you have about protecting your IP?

I’d really like to know…