16 May '11, 8am

How Intellectual Property Creates Value with Finite Resources

How Intellectual Property Creates Value with Finite Resources

One obvious application of this ideal is software. The manufacturing aspect of software is slowly becoming a thing of the past as online downloads make updates almost free of many distribution and resource intensive costs. What interests me more is the idea that the creation and strategic management of IP can allow a company to utilize its advantages in the realms of innovation without unnecessarily taking part in resource intensive processes. This is in keeping with Daly’s requirement of being mindful of a reasonable rate of matter-energy throughput. Intellectual property rights and patent law allow for companies who do not have the means to produce to do what they do best, research and design a product that can be licensed by others to produce. As the value of IP is recognized to have greater economic value, successful companies have become great managers of the intellec...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/05/create-value-finite-r...

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