Setting up an Intellectual

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Setting up an Intellectual
Property Asset
Management Council

by

Michael H. Jacobs, Esq.

mjacobs@crowell.com



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2

Why Should a Company
Seek to Protect IP?


Freedom to Operate



Protection of Core Technologies
(Including Right to Exclude
Competitors)



Licensing and Royalty Benefits



Enhancing Reputation as a
Technology Company



Enhance “Brand”



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3

Why Steps Should a
Company Take?


Physical Security



Employee Agreements



Contracts



Education



IP Procurement Program



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4

What Is Needed for a
Procurement Program?


Management and Legal
Department Support



Infrastructure


Invention Disclosure Forms


Staffing


Incentive Program



Intellectual Property Asset
Management (IPAM) Council



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5

What Is an IPAM
Council?


Team Tasked with Reviewing
Invention Disclosures Submitted
by Employees



Authorized by Management and
Legal to Approve or Reject
Disclosures



Two Major Roles


Gatekeeper (as discussed above)


Spokespeople for Program



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6

Who Should Be on an
IPAM Council?


Representative from Legal


Preferably Registered Patent Attorney



Representative from Various Business
Units


Include Major Technology Areas


Don’t Forget Other Groups



Level of Technical Skill


Don’t Just Include “Techies”



Enthusiasm and Commitment



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7

How Should an IPAM
Council Be Run?


Ground Rules


Set by Management/Legal



Chair


Preferably from Legal



Voting System


Approve


Reject


Send Back for More Information



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8

The Importance of
Enthusiasm


Technical Skills and
Management Level Important



More Importantly, Members
Should Be Sold on and Willing to
Sell Program

Setting up an Intellectual
Property Asset
Management Council

by

Michael H. Jacobs, Esq.

mjacobs@crowell.com