Patent or Perish Explains in clear and simple terms the vital role patents play in enabling high technology firms to gain and maintain a competitive edge in the knowledge economy. Patent or Perish is a Guide for Gaining and Maintaining Competitive Advantage in the Knowledge Economy. In a world where knowledge has value and knowledge creates value, ideas are the new source of wealth. This book describes how technologies like the Internet remove traditional barriers to entry and enable competitors to quickly and effortlessly duplicate positions of competitive advantage and shows why just having good ideas is not enough. This books shows why companies need good ideas that can be patented.