A blog item on IPKat this week looks at the IP Handbook which is arguably the most comprehensive overall collection of IP Management topics for IP in the public domain. However the IPKat blog item feels the offering falls short of its target because:
“the sort of people who have IP-related problems need a constant injection of little bits of acutely-relevant information more than they need to acquire a grand vision that accommodates and provides a context for the problems they face”
This is an important point for IP practitioners in our field to remember. Not everyone wants or needs the IP 101 when faced with an IP-related problem. However, a constant stream of relevant information needs to be stored somewhere – hence the importance of constant dialogue between CG Centres, (national) partners and their IP representatives. This work is not an academic theory.