intellectual property

Intellectual property is the body of law (statutes and court opinions) that protects a person’s original works. There are generally four types of intellectual property: (1) patents; (2) copyrights; (3) trademarks; and (4) trade secrets. For example, patent law protects the works of people who create new utilities for chemicals and machines (utility patents), new designs (design patents), and new plant varieties (plant patents). Copyright law protects new works of authorship such as books, movie scripts, paintings, poetry, and songs. Trademark law protects the names and identifying marks (logos) of products and companies. And trade secrets are pieces of information that have economic value from not being generally known to the public or discoverable by lawful means, and that the owner strives to keep secret.

State Statutes for the State of Texas

Federal Statutes

§ 648c. SBA and USPTO partnerships

development of high-quality training, including in-person or modular training sessions, for small business concerns relating to domestic and international protection of intellectual property;

§ 5344. Organizational structure; responsibilities of primary programmatic units

to increase market transparency and facilitate research on the financial system, to the extent that intellectual property rights are not violated, business confidential information is properly protected, and the sharing

§ 657h. Small business energy efficiency

resources, and cut or eliminate greenhouse gas emissions through— (I) technology assessment; (II) intellectual property; (III) Small Business Innovation Research submissions under section 638 of this title; (

§ 638. Research and development

concerns and research institutions intellectual property rights and rights, if any, to carry out follow-on concern with respect to intellectual property rights and with respect to any right to carry out follow-on This work may include technical validations, market research, clarifying intellectual property rights experts; (v) have an intellectual property rights strategy or office; and (vi) demonstrate a plan property rights, and investigating commercial and business opportunities; or

§ 3719. Prize competitions

against the administering entity arising out of the unauthorized use or disclosure by the agency of the intellectual property, trade secrets, or confidential business information of the participant.

§ 648. Small business development center program authorization

in conjunction with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, providing training— (i) to small business concerns relating to— (I) domestic and international intellectual property protections; and (II)