“I’m thinking we keep it simple and call it the facebook.” –Mark Zuckerberg, as quoted in Mezrich, The Accidental Billionaires, Chapter 11. When Harvard sophomore Mark Zuckerberg registered the Internet domain name for “thefacebook” and began building his new social network website in January of 2004 (see below for a picture of the original Facebook home page), he was creating a very valuable form of intellectual property (or “IP,” for short). But what type of IP did Mark Zuckerberg create? Also, have you ever created any form of intellectual property in your life? If so, what type of IP have you created?
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