Every innovator faces the same problem: how do I make sure that I have protection for my Intellectual Property (IP). Back “in the day” when I started in this world we wrote everything down in a numbered lab book and that was the record. But these days we just never write anything down, it is all electronic. Spending hours printing and pasting into a notebook just does not work.
Enter Traklight. This is a portal for people with IP that needs to be protected, from at-home inventors to full sized companies. We met the people behind the site through some mutual friends and had a sit down with them to understand what they were offering. We were so impressed we thought it was definitely worth sharing.
ID your IP
There first offering is a wizard that… well I could write something or just quote their site:
If you don’t know what Intellectual Property you possess, our ID Your IP questionnaire walks you through interactive questions and provides a Potential Intellectual Property report. If you want to identify your risk of losing your IP, take our IP Risk Quiz.
For an established company like PADT, we really like their IP Vault. This is a resource for organizing all your files with time stamps that help prove what you came up with, when you came up with it. Not only does it organize and stamp your IP, it also stores it securely in the cloud so you do not have to worry about loosing it, or even if you do backups, you do not have to worry about moving it if you or your computer moves. Very useful.
As a leader in modern IP protection, the folks at TrakLight.com have also stepped up and created a resource for people creating IP called IP-Cloud. There are some great links here, everything from lawyers to marketing companies to software developers. PADT is even listed.
The best way to learn about TrakLight.com is to visit their website at… you guessed it: http://www.traklight.com.