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Protecting Your IP Against Corporate Espionage STEP Trade Conference

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Protecting Your IP Against Corporate Espionage STEP Trade Conference by Dan Polonenko, PhD

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Protecting Your IP Against Corporate Espionage STEP Trade Conference

  1. 1. Protecting Your IP Against Corporate EspionageSeptember 26, 2012STEP Trade ConferenceSaskatoon, SK
  2. 2. Global TravelBusiness Objectives• Identify / explore / exploit market opportunities• Manufacturing options• Identify / assess / engage suppliers• Identify potential business partners• Raising money• Looking for technology / technical information 2
  3. 3. Global TravelDestinations• Trade shows• Conferences• Trade missions• Stand-alone targeted trips 3
  4. 4. IP Exposure RisksBE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS • During travel • At the destination • In your hotel room • In public places 4
  5. 5. Before you leave homeTake stock of your IP• List the most valuable thing(s) you’re taking• Understand the options for protection• Decide if patenting is required• Provide sufficient lead time to secure filing• Vette your promotional materials 5
  6. 6. Understand your IPBusiness Opportunities• Device / apparatus• Product / composition• Method / process• Software / app• Services 6
  7. 7. Understand your IPWhat’s your competitive edge? • Quality • Disruptive • Price 7
  8. 8. Options for dealing with IP1. Give it away via “public disclosures”2. Keep it as a “trade secret”3. Protect it legally: (1) Patents (2) Trade marks (3) Copyrights (4) Industrial designs
  9. 9. Trade Secrets v. Patents Trade Secrets Patenting best suited when reverse  patent applications may engineering difficult evolve from trade secrets* potentially unlimited life  best suited when easy known by limited # people to reverse engineer if stolen, harder to legally  maximum 20-year lifespan enforce rights  issued patent = strong hard to enforce in a large legal position company  creates marketplace requires clear in-house barriers to competitors policies  onus on you to monitor someone else could patent for infringement & prevent you from using  can be expensive
  10. 10. Why Patent?To enable “value capture” (i.e., $$$) from your ingenuity  creates a legal monopoly  enables licensing opportunities  protects your business interestsFOR 20 YRS From the filing date
  11. 11. After you leave homeDisclosing “Trade Secrets” to Others Accidental • Be aware of your surroundings Deliberate • Elevator pitch & enticement 11
  12. 12. After you leave homeThe Next Step• confidential business information• trade secrets & patenting opportunitiesFirst Things First: Use NDA / CDAs• Non-Disclosure Agreement• Commercial Disclosure AgreementRisk:• NDAs/CDAs are only as good as the integrity of the people you’re dealing with• legal input is essential
  13. 13. Summary• Prepare in advance• Understand your key IP• Plan / implement IP protection strategy• Travel time is not work time• Be aware of your surroundings• Be prepared for the next steps 13
  14. 14. Thank You Dan Polonenko, PhD Principal, Patent Agent Tel: 604-443-7623 Email: dan.polonenko@gowlings.commontréal  ottawa  toronto  hamilton  waterloo region  calgary vancouver  beijing  moscow  london

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