From a PPB (Portland Police Bureau) Flash Alert dated 3/31/20:
PPB’s INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ENFORCEMENT TASK FORCE SEEKS TIPS FOR ILLEGAL COVID-19 TREATMENTS
The mission of the Intellectual Property Crime Task Force is to investigate, enforce and educate the public regarding counterfeit merchandise, with an emphasis on products that affect public Health & Safety.
From beSpacific: “Open Intellectual Property Casebook“:
“Duke’s Center for the Study of the Public Domain is announcing the publication of Intellectual Property: Law & the Information Society—Cases and Materials by James Boyle and Jennifer Jenkins. This book, the first in a series of Duke Open Coursebooks, is available for free download under a Creative Commons license. It can also be purchased in a glossy paperback print edition for $29.99, $130 cheaper than other intellectual property casebooks. This book is an introduction to intellectual property law, the set of private legal rights that allows individuals and corporations to control intangible creations and marks—from logos to novels to drug formulae—and the exceptions and limitations that define those rights. It focuses on the three main forms of US federal intellectual property—trademark, copyright and patent—but many of the ideas discussed here apply far beyond those legal areas and far beyond the law of the United States….” [Link to beSpacific post.]
I was talking to a researcher recently about submitting an “idea” to a company. They had come across an Idea Submission Agreement “online” and thought, “Jackpot!”
Not so fast, pal.
You’ll find many generic idea submission agreements online and companies also have their own submission agreement templates on their websites.