Recently the Patents And Prototypes team received an interesting question from students involved in a Stanford entrepreneurship program. We'll summarize the question and see if we can provide some insight on how to navigate some very tricky patent and IP issues when dealing with a global team.
Question: We're creating IP early on in the program, we could just declare it public domain, and be done with this. On the other hand, we are in 17 different countries. Many of our members may have this as their only chance to be recognized for their IP. How do we best handle this and what are the options available to us?
I have been a bit lax in updating ATXinventor because of the time I have needed for this Stanford class.
But all turns around, in the way of the Lord. Before I knew what, our team needed IP advice, which became not an insurmontable issue to address, as our Stanford Team Mentor, Joe Donoghue of Leardon Solutions, is co-host of Patents and Prototypes.