Government rights in data and software developed or used in the performance of government funded research.
Agreements you may encounter when conducting a research project for which the government is providing funding or technical support.
When evaluating IP needs, companies sometimes underestimate the value of design patents. While not a substitute for utility patents or trademarks, design patents can serve as useful tools for protecting against counterfeit and competing products with similar appearances.
Competing companies on both sides of this issue refused to come to agreement.
A technology-driven business plan needs to consider which innovations can be protected more effectively as trade secrets, which should be patented, or how to use both forms of IP.
Robotics industry is no stranger to the patent system