Rights of all kinds are in the news daily, from illegal downloading to "brand bullying" to the patenting of the human genome. However, the media reports provide only a snapshot of a much bigger picture. Virtual Monopoly offers new insights into the major shifts taking place behind the headlines - developments that allow companies of any size to leverage their creative advantage. This book offers a radical vision of new economics at play, in which creative vision is the starting point and intellectual property the enabling currency. Breakthrough creativity is becoming the last great un-tapped source of sustainable advantage. Barriers are needed to protect that creative advantage from competitors and do business. Pike demonstrates how intellectual property rights in the form of patents, designs, trademarks and copyrights can be used to protect products and their companies. Virtual Monopoly will show you how to power up your own creative advantage to establish exclusive business spaces through the use of intellectual property. The rewards of the new economics of virtual monopoly are there for the taking...
Dr. Christopher Pike is a chartered patent and trademark attorney and has worked with companies such as Procter & Gamble, Xerox and GlaxoSmithKline. He is also the founder of Pike and Co., a consultancy practice that applies a creative, commercial mindset to the provision of intellectual property services.