IP Identifier Tool for Identifying Valuable IP
Christopher Hussin | 02.08.23
The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently announced the launch of the agency’s new Intellectual Property (IP) Identifier tool. The tool is designed for those who are less familiar with IP, and it can be used to help identify whether a user has intellectual property and how best to protect it.
The USPTO notes that companies significantly benefit from protecting their IP:
The tool currently includes two modules: a Basic IP Identifier module and an Advanced IP Identifier module. According to the USPTO, “the Basic IP Identifier module consists of six simple questions that allow users to quickly assess the type of IP they should protect. The Advanced IP Identifier module allows users to learn about their specific type of IP and obtain links to additional resources, including how to file an application for protection.” A third module on Managing IP is under development.
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