Intellectual property

Most elements of construction and infrastructure are tangible. But the concept of intellectual property (IP) is different. It refers to the ownership and commercial control of specific intangible rights. In most cases, it is the documented representation of an idea that is protected: an idea in isolation has no protection.

This section covers:

It considers the key IP rights in construction and infrastructure and how these rights can be exploited.

It also busts seven prevalent 'myths' commonly believed about IP.

This section is maintained by Roland Finch.