Guest Post: Intellectual Property Makes It Happen
By James Pooley, Deputy Director General at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
(Originally posted on IP Delivers)
We all know that intellectual property covers a lot more than just patents. Consider copyright (Bollywood, Hollywood and Nollywood), trademark (Nike, Adidas, and Asics) and design (Apple, Samsung, and Phillips). But patents tell us a lot about how IP actually works to amplify the efforts of creators and inventors and provide direct benefits to the public. So let’s take a look at how patents make that happen.
The most compelling reason for patents is to create an extra incentive for the would-be inventor. Abraham Lincoln, the only U.S.