New intellectual property resources

14 04 2008

Ahead of World Intellectual Property Day on 26 April 2008 comes news of two initiatives which will benefit student and graduate entrepreneurs who are developing new ideas:

  • The British Library Business & IP Centre has developed an interactive online information resource to help individuals and small companies teach themselves the essentials of intellectual property.   Intellectual Property – How to Protect and Develop Your Idea is designed “to give users the confidence to learn the IP fundamentals that no-one setting up a business or launching an innovation can afford to ignore”. The website incorporates much of the invaluable information provided by the British Library and brings it to the fingertips of budding entrepreneurs and innovators based anywhere in the UK or the world.
  • The UK Intellectual Property Office has launched a new online Patents Journal service for published patents data, allowing users to search and download published patent information, on-line, free of charge.  The database offers a range of search options as well as providing automatic links to the Patents Register and published documents.

 [Reminder:  JISC Podcast on IPR issues faced by Web 2.0 users in education]

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