Harvesting the economic value of inventions, patents and intellectual property. Litigation, defense and enforcement of patents, trade secrets and IP rights. Developing an IP culture for Start-Ups
If nature has made any one thing less susceptible than all others of exclusive property, it is the action of the thinking power called an idea. . . . Its peculiar character, too, is that no one possesses the less, because every other possesses the whole of it. He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me. . . . Inventions then cannot, in nature, be a subject of property. Society may give an exclusive right to the profits arising from them, as an encouragement to men to pursue ideas which may produce utility.
VI Writings of Thomas Jefferson, at 180-81 (Washington Ed.)