For many knowledge-intensive or technology-based start-up companies, the professional management of intellectual property (IP) is critically important. In fact, IP may be the main asset by which the value of a young company is determined and on which decisions to invest in the company are based – and so IP needs to be considered very early in the planning process. The Commercialising Intellectual Property series of ebooks provides a detailed grounding for innovators and researchers. The second ebook in the series, Patenting Your Innovation: The Process, covers the patenting process at national and international levels, as well patent searching. It also looks in detail at the patent specification, explaining key information.