University of Phoenix
Team A Research
Team A Outline
November 12, 2007
Outline on Information Technology Tangible & Intellectual Property issues
The purpose of this outline is to identify and recognize the Tangible and Intellectual property rights significant to the Information Technology sector. The research should identify what the managers in that industry can do to protect the property rights of the organization, and what the managers in that industry should do to assure that the organization protects the intellectual property rights of others. This will require an understanding of tangible and intellectual property in general, plus research about the tangible and intellectual property issues in the selected industry.
Tangible Properties that is significant in the Information Technology sector
According to Webster and Dictionary.com Tangible is having actual physical existence, as real estate or chattels, and therefore capable of being assigned a value in monetary terms, capable of being touched, real or actual, rather than imaginary or visionary.
According to LAW-531, rEsource Ch 16, Tangible property is the type of property we can see and touch. Delivery trucks, desks, computers, inventory, and the
Building and land in which a business is located are all forms of tangible property.
Information technology computer hardware includes computers components input keyboards, output screens or monitors, and peripherals including cables, scanners, surge protectors, optical drives, digital imaging equipment, printers, data processing equipment, Fax machines. The IT sector has much to offer in this category that includes Palm Pilots, Cell Phones with Internet Capabilities, Magellan Navigational devices, I-Pods and more.
Tangible IT Properties is anything that assists in the possessing and exchanging or computing information on a computer system.
Tangible Property in the IT sector can...