What Is Intellectual Property – IP Laws

If you purchase something from a store such as a box of paper, or a brand new pair of sneakers, after you have paid the cashier and received the receipt, you are the legal owner of that property.  If someone were to walk up to you in the parking lot and take that new purchase from you, that would be considered stealing and against the law.  There is very little confusion in this country when it pertains these laws.  What most people fail to realize and understand are that ideas are your property as well, and anything you make or create with your God-given talents belong solely to you.  IP laws, or intellectual property laws protect you against theft of your inventions or ideas.  If someone steals that information from you and uses it for a financial gain, you have the right to object to this thievery and re-claim ownership.  Intellectual property lawyers protect you in these instances and help you exercise your legal rights.

protecting ideas and inventionsAs a student in school you were likely disappointed when you completed a math equation and were able to find the correct answer, yet your teacher wanted to check your work.  There was reasoning behind this behavior by our teachers.  Our teachers were looking to see how you were able to develop and create the answers through your formulas.  The same holds true with intellectual property.  If someone takes your ideas or inventions and claims them as their own, they should also have to prove how the idea was developed and the steps taken to achieve the end product, or in many cases, an idea or invention.

You Have The Right To Protect Your Creative Ideas

Just to be clear, your inventions and ideas, or your IP, becomes protected once you take the legal steps to protect them.  You must establish your rights through patents, trademarks, service marks, copyrights, or other legal procedures in or to protect them and claim them as your own.  You cannot state you were responsible for the invention of the Hover Board because when you watched Back to the Future 25 years ago you built the prototype in your head. It must be written down and submitted through the proper legal channels.

The Internet is rampant with ideas, products and services being offered by individuals, businesses, and all other forms of partnerships. Here we have an example of a golf training aid by The ProZone. From the research completed, and the information on the website, this product is patent pending, and the owners have filed the necessary paperwork in order to claim this idea as their own.  Here is a video from one of the owners who explains how the creative process took place, and the steps taken to create this golf training device.  The video goes on to explain that there were over 50 variations of the prototype created prior to selling the first one to the public.

As the owner of this product explains, this process was done over a lengthy period of time, and a considerable amount of work was put into make this the successful product it is today. If we were to take that exact same product and create it identically, we would violate intellectual property laws because the proper process was followed.

If you have an idea or invention that you believe needs to be protected, you should contact a intellectual property attorney begin the paperwork process today.

Family School Community Partnerships

It may be hard to believe that wireless cell tower company could help fund a church, a school, or even a community. Receiving rents or royalties from a wireless cell tower can be extremely rewarding and provide a great deal of financial liquidity to an organization. One of the partnerships that we discovered through our research was with a church in Rochester New York, and a wireless cell tower company in the heart of Manhattan.

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Whether you realize it or not, cell towers provided a tremendous amount of value to you and the way you communicate with the world around you. These structures wirelessly allow us to communicate across the globe. The better the reception for you and I on our phones, the more satisfied we are with our current wireless providers. The cellular companies are looking to provide the clearest signal to all of its customers. This means putting a wireless cell tower in different locations around the country. In New York, it was the South Presbyterian Church in Rochester, that was the beneficiary of this giant piece of steel.

The church had agreed years earlier, to take monthly payments for the use of their property. While the church was happy to be receiving a specific amount of money each every month, there were bills that were mounting, and operating expenses for the church that needed to be addressed immediately. The church works with Unison Wireless, a cellular tower company out of New York City to create cash flow with a. The church took a lump sum payment for the remaining payments on the lease and invested the lump sum as an insurance policy. The church used a portion of the money to handle expenses immediately and put the remaining cash into an investment vehicle. The church was able to pay expenses while at the same time provide a tremendous amount of peace of mind for the future. This would be referred to as a cell tower lease buyout, and it is extremely effective in helping families, schools, and other communities to help alleviate financial stress.

What We Do

The IPWARE-SUMMIT 2011 will focus on ways and means to maximize the benefits of IP rights by focusing on:

  1. Organization of IP activities
    How to establish an efficient organization of the IP activities
  2. IP Management
    How to set up procedures for strategic IP management of present and potential future IP rights
  3. Selection of IP software and IP service providers
    Learn about the latest technology in IP Management support. Meet software suppliers and other IP service providers offering services/products to administer IP activities efficiently

IPWARE-SUMMIT 2011 will feature outstanding experts in the IP domain as keynote speakers, and presentations of both invited and submitted papers including but not reduced to the following issues:

  • Managing IP activities
  • Ways to maximize IP benefits
  • IP software for
    • IP Management
    • Case handling
    • Patent translation (human, machine, machine-aided)
    • Patent search, analysis and composition
    • Trade mark processing
  • Other IP relevant activities
The second IPWARE-SUMMIT will take place 5 – 7 October 2011in Sanremo, Italy in the gorgeous environment of one of the World’s Leading Hotels, – the international five star Royal Hotel.The IPWARE-SUMMIT 2011 is an international conference for the IP professional whether being a service provider or an IP owner/user (i.e. a person employed with a company using Intellectual Property rights as a tool for protecting and marketing their products).The IPWARE-SUMMIT 2011 is of special interest for IP managers, IP information searchers and analysts, IP consultants and persons responsible for selecting service providers and computer software products to support IP activities.

During the whole conference vendors will have the opportunity to exhibit, demonstrate and market their software.

Attending IPWARE-SUMMIT 2011 is a perfect way for the IP information professionals to stay on top of their expertise and get an outstanding possibility to network with their colleagues and potential customers/vendors.