In the context of industrial property (now generally viewed as intellectual property (IP)), know-how (or knowhow as it is sometimes written) is a component in the transfer of technology in national and international environments, co-existing with or separate from other IP rights such as patents, trademarks and copyright and is an economic asset... more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knowhow
... Sounds to be a "chinese" cat... this cat seems also to have lost the knowhow to write proper English... "Cannot have"...
- People confronted to a different culture can be clueless...
- Knowhow can also be lost because of... workers retiring, fired employees, resignations, accidents, sudden deaths, ..., merges, cessions, ...
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