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Proposal For A Centralized And Integrated Registry For Security Interests In Intellectual Property, William J. Murphy Jan 2002

Proposal For A Centralized And Integrated Registry For Security Interests In Intellectual Property, William J. Murphy

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As the world economy enters the twenty-first century, job and wealth creation is increasingly based on innovation and creativity that, in turn, can give rise to important intellectual property rights. For many companies and individuals these intellectual property rights may represent their most valuable assets, or in some cases, their only valuable assets. As a result, intellectual property rights increasingly play a critical the role in financing.

Unlocking the job and wealth creating potential of intellectual property assets requires putting these assets into use, and that often requires a capital investment. Unfortunately, many entrepreneurs and innovators lack the capital necessary ...