10 EXPERT ADVICE IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Think about filing a patent application before disclosing your innovation.
Have NDAs signed, even if you have already filed a patent application.
Ensure the terms of a collaboration are clear before beginning work.
Remain the owner of your IP.
Avoid co-ownership of IP.
Search, search, search: it’s not because an innovation isn’t commercialized that it is automatically patentable.
A licence is more than just money; often, it gives access to important know-how.
Leverage trade fairs to keep an eye on your competitors.