As part of an ongoing study that focuses on characterizing the similarities and differences between the Goods and Services Sectors of the economy, the authors have undertaken to examine the matter of intellectual property (IP) and how it bears on the two economic sectors. Consideration is given to the role of patents, trade secrets, trademarks and copyrights and their relative value as strategic tools in the competitive marketplace. In addition, some comments on issues of technology management and the generation of (IP) that are especially relevant to the Services Sector are presented. These issues are of critical importance in light of the fact that the Services Sector represents 80% (GDP and/or employment) of the United States economy and is of increasing importance in the global economy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Issues|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2010|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences(all)