"Intellectual Property: A Manager's Guide" has been written by a team of Chartered Patent Agents and European Patent Attorneys to help managers, in both manufacturing and service industries, understand all aspects of intellectual property. This practical book deals with six different intellectual property rights. For each right it explains the type of idea which the rights protect, the legal benefits and limitations, how to get the right and keep it in force, and when to seek professional help. Fully up-to-date with recent legislation, the authors take a pragmatic approach in their coverage of legal aspects. The book addresses the real concerns of innovations and their managers. All of the contributors are experts on the law relevant to the protection of technology, with a full understanding of the innovation process gained through their initial technical training, and subsequent practical experience.