Engineers, scientists, and other technical professionals “make or break” the development of IP strategy in industry. It is not uncommon to develop IP strategy by drawing in a number of technical experts to work with decision makers and an IP agent or attorney to develop a strategy that others will implement. For example, sometimes an IP strategy for a new invention or new technology is to be developed, or the business wishes to develop an IP strategy to support the growth of new products. In such instances, it is helpful to consider how to select the technical experts to assist this strategic effort.

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