Scientific IP and Setting Standards for Digital Data Environments

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Andrey Badalyan
November 9th 2020


Securing intellectual property is crucial to any innovative organisation that seeks commercialisation of their inventions and derived products.

Laboratory notebooks have played a central role in securing intellectual property, as, given they keep to laboratory standards and regulations, they provide proof of invention according to the First to Invent patenting rule. This rule states that the person or organisation who conceived an idea is also the party that can make privileged intellectual property claims.

Digital laboratory notebooks continue to play a key role in securing data, defining invention ownership and aid in publishing documents that can be used later to defend an invention.

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