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Mitigating the Legal Risks of Social Media
Social media is not only changing the way we communicate with friends, but dramatically changing the way we work as well. There are many inherent legal and PR risks in such an open communication mechanism and companies should beware of how their employees are using social media.
The government can delay the publication of a patent application or its issuance in the interest of national security. And create suspicious gaps in the patent record.
Intellectual property (IP) protection is critical for protecting a company's proprietary designs, processes, and inventions. Top IP issues affecting engineers are failing to seek patent protection for new innovations and publicly disclosing new inventions before applying for a patent—both of which could render an invention worthless.