Actually, the term intellectual property used in the auction was sort of misleading. It said including, but was the same as Kellog's Corned Flakes, including corn flakes, bag, and easy-to-read-box!!!! The IP that was auctioned consisted of the full company name Miller & Kreisel Sound Corporation and any version thereof (Corp. Co., etc.), the use of the brands MK Sound, M&K Sound and M&K Professional, all use of the various logos, as well as rights to a patented subwoofer idea. Then there was legal gobbletigook about liens against, blah blah blah. I can't find the sheet, so I'm quoting from memory.
Anyway, the point is, it didn't contain much of what, as an engineer, I think of as IP. The designs were stored on the server, the engineering pc's, file cabinets in my office, papers and files and binders on my desks, papers in my EE's area, and one last file cabinet out in the prototype shop.
Now, the bad news is I never saw the file cabinet in the prototype shop in the auction. So that's gone, in some way. Also, the top surface of my desk was clean. I heard that in getting ready for the auction, several dumpsters were pulled up to the rear doors of M&K and tons of papers were dumped therein.
On the other hand, in the auction my EE and I acquired all of the engineering pc's as well as all of the testing pc's. So we have a great deal of the design data as well as reference curves, windows and macros for all of the models. This was enhanced by my bumping into the fellow who bought my office set on Friday - he only wanted one file cabinet, and didn't care about the papers inside (which the auction staff had left), so he let me take as many of those as I wanted. So I left manuals for thinks that I don't have, old catalogs, and all, but grabbed every file on any M&K product as well as notes and procedures.
So I have what I consider to be the