Do you think that intellectual property (IP) matters have little to nothing to do with your job as a CIO? You do? Oh my, how 20th century of you. Sure, it used to be that patent lawsuits and the like only happened to big companies, but these days every business has to worry about it.
It’s “Apple vs. Samsung” or “Oracle vs. Google” that make the headlines, but these days patent trolls such as Innovato, are going after even small and medium-sized businesses, franchises and even mom-and-pop sized businesses.
And is your software licensing all that it should be? Are you sure?