Andrew Brown Jr. subscribes to a relatively broad definition of intellectual property. From the moment an automotive component is conceived through its entire lifecycle, the part takes on a life of its own. Computer files are created, prototypes and tools are built, manufacturing capacity is installed, production workers are hired, marketing campaigns are launched and delivery routes are established. Along the way, hundreds of hands touch the product, and some have access to the critical ...
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