Top Ten Things to Do About Competitors' IP

From PHOSITA ::: an intellectual property weblawg:

"The law firm Goodwin Procter LLP recently published an article on how to gain a business advantage over your competition. Here's the top ten things to do about your competitors' intellectual property.

1. Monitor Your Competitors' Patent Applications Before They Issue
2. Monitor the Progress of Your Competitors' Patent Applications
3. Block Your Competitors' Patents
4. Challenge Your Competitors' Patents Before Your Competitor Can Take You to Court
5. Think About Approaching Your Competition
6. Monitor Your Competitors' Trademark Filings
7. Learn About Your Competitors' Global Marketing Strategy
8. Challenge Marks That Hit Too Close Before Your Competitors Gain the Advantage
9. Monitor Your Competitors' IP Licensing Activity
10. Know That Your Competition is Checking Up on You"