The world of intellectual property is a complex and segmented place. Information is hard to come by resulting in a lack of awareness among scholars. Recent news articles illustrated conflicts between Dutch technical universities and students, highlighting intellectual ownership issues. Resolving these issues needs a pull from the government, as well as a push through increasing awareness on intellectual property.
IP Pal is a web-based tool aiming to increase awareness among scholars and helps them find the right information, tools, and people for their specific situation. IP Pal helps you get started in developing your IP strategy and teaches the fundamentals of intellectual property. Hopefully, you become knowledgeable to pro-actively and confidently address intellectual ownership.
By going to the website www.ippal.nl you are able to get a head start on developing your personalised intellectual property strategy tailored to your personal situation. The site is created for students and startups who just get in touch with intellectual property. It gives tips on how to validate the value of your idea and whether you should get intellectual guarding.
This is not the only thing IP Pal can help you with. Have you just started with a new project and you want to know what information you are allowed to share and what needs to stay secret. Or have you been contacted by a law firm, accusing you of infringement? www.ippal.nl gives you the information you need in a way which is understandable for everyone.
If you use the getting started tool, you will be asked some questions understanding your current situation. With every new question, your intellectual strategy will be more personalised and specific. The tool will give you a step by step plan of the things you should do next, with links to articles with extra information.
In some cases, it is not possible anymore to get a patent because the information has been made public or the rights are not yours. Whenever this is the case IP Pal will help you with different possibilities to undertake, making it possible again to get a patent.
Have you just started with the design process or are you thinking of creating a start-up? Do you want some help with the start of your intellectual property strategy? Go to www.ippal.nl and get comfortable in the world of IP.