Rules to Avoid Lawsuits

By Kevin Fogarty  |  Posted 2004-11-11 Print this article Print

Companies, particularly non-technology firms, face millions in costs to defend the intellectual property rights of the software they buy or develop.

4 Rules…To Avoid Intellectual Property Lawsuits

1. Patent any novel, useful application or process.

2. Make your technology suppliers sign a contract indemnifying you from patent squabbles.

3. Keep innovative technology completely secret so no one knows to sue you or steal your idea.

4. Reveal all. It costs virtually nothing to publish details of your technique on the Web and make it public property or public knowledge, preventing anyone else from patenting it.


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