Intellectual Property: Protecting The Intellect or The Property?
Pervin Rusi Taleyarkhan*
Volume 6 Issue 2 (2013)
A careful consideration of the fundamentals of the mind’s creative processes shows us that arriving at an intellectual property (IP) is effectively like issuing a ‘share’ in IP’s business of exploiting knowledge and information. In consonance with Mr. Buffet’s philosophy that price of a company’s share should not be considered indicative of the value of the company, the process of creating an IP is not an appropriate indicator of the value of the IP. Therefore, an IP’s true value is determined by the quality of knowledge or information embodied in a creative work or an invention itself and not necessarily by the process utilized to arrive at it. It is also more accurate policy-wise to base protection of an IP upon the value of the creation or invention rather than on the process used to arrive at that IP