You know those questions you really want to ask but you don't… because you think you're the only one who doesn't know?
Navigating the world of Intellectual Property – especially when it comes to software – is a tricky business. Everyone seems to have an opinion, but few people seem to know the facts. The truth is there are reasons both to pursue intellectual property rights and reasons not to.
Are you leaving money on the table?
Let me ask it another way: do you have a mobile app? No? Then you’re most likely missing out on some serious revenue opportunities. Let me explain.
How do you extend your customer base for a mature product without changing the product itself?
Add a mobile app.
The rules for filing a patent can be tricky when it comes to software. In my previous article, How Intellectual Property Rights Can Hinder Rather Than Help Your Business, I discussed some reasons why patents might not be the best way to protect your mobile app.
“I want to protect my software, but I’m not sure how. What intellectual property rights do I really need?”
In the world of agile development, an “epic” is a user story that’s too big to fit in a production sprint. And that fits right in with our old pal, Homer, whose epic stories like The Illiad and The Odyssey were both long and larger than life.
There are certainly many myths swirling around when it comes to user stories. Even calling it a user story causes some confusion, as the concept of a “story” is misleading. But whether your team is struggling with writing them, splitting them, or simply organizing them, a broken user story process can be a huge obstacle to success.