A new tell-all book, As Stolen on TV, is speaking up to protect inventors rights.
For inventors and entrepreneurs, their businesses and their products are their babies. The pride and excitement of sharing this baby with the world can blind even the most business savvy creators, a process Paula Brillson Phillips knows all too well.
Phillips is the author of the recently released tell-all As Stolen on TV and an Attorney at Digital Law Group. Phillips has built her career advising start-up companies and mentoring hundreds of individual inventors worldwide to navigate the complex process of getting a business or product off the ground.
Protecting Inventors Rights
Philllips also works directly with executives to help them make effective decisions to protect their intellectual property, meet their business goals, and leverage the value of what they have already created. Just as I’ve experienced with my clients, Phillips points out that a lot of inventors just don’t have the resources to protect their rights and they usually don’t realize this until they are in the midst of a disaster.
Why the Heavy Focus on Protection?
Phillips’ book unveils accounts of rabid infringement, sophisticated counterfeiters and dastardly tactics aimed at killing the independent inventor’s dream. There exists instance after instance of inventors being seduced with stories of success, preyed on by those they’ve hired, and dreams stolen. As I always say, hope isn’t a plan. Even worse, that hope can sometimes be perceived as desperation, leaving creators and inventors vulnerable to risks they aren’t even aware of.
Read the original INC article published on August 9, 2019.