"Dusting off your intellectual property: a year-end audit of your IP and related policies," Bret A. Hrivnak, Esq.

As the calendar year quickly approaches, and corporate strategies, goals, and budgets are being set for the new year, now is a great time to review your company’s intellectual property and related policies. Companies will often invest significant time and money into coming up with and exploring new ideas in order to surpass their competition and further distinguish themselves in the marketplace. When significant efforts like this have been made, it is wise to protect these investments and try to avoid any unnecessary exposure to infringement liability.