As consultants, our businesses rely on innovative companies and entrepreneurs to be successful. Strong companies produce new technology that we can help patent, license and commercialize. Our economy is infused and strengthened with growing businesses in the area. Working with these companies, we often encounter practices that weaken the IP portfolio of their businesses. To better understand how we can best help our clients, we have undertaken a study of common practices that are problematic and are sharing this information with you We hope you will learn something valuable and learn some action items on how you can protect your valuable resources or identify some previously unrealized income streams for your business.