Coming Up With The Big Idea

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Coming up with the “Big Idea”, something very few of us can do. There are a lot of people in the world that believe they have the best idea and will make millions from it. The simple fact is, there are very few people that their “Big Idea” actually comes to fruition. However, there are even fewer people that their “Big Idea” actually makes millions. Now imagen you are one of those innovative individuals. The idea you have is absolutely amazing, maybe your idea is a new encryption algorithm that is impossible to brake for the foreseeable century. This would new encryption will make data extremely secure and impossible to steel. You develop the algorithm yourself on your own time, but one day you perform a test of your encryption algorithm on your work computer, after hours. Let’s just say your personal computer at your house broke and that’s why you used your work computer for the test. Who has the right to intellectual property at this point in time? This is the big dilemma and depending on the ethical view point of you or the company you work for, it could become a sticky situation. During the course of this class my answer to this question has, for the most part, has stayed the same. The issue of who has intellectual property rights in a very delicate topic and it truly depends on the situation at hand. Intellectual property is “something (such as an idea, invention, or process) that comes from a person 's mind”. (Merriam-Webster). According to this definition

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