Published: 29 April 2022
As IP portfolios continue to grow in size and complexity, improving the formality of IP protection processes becomes a key R&D challenge. This research helps R&D leaders establish an IP protection and maintenance strategy that secures competitive advantage and access to markets.
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While most R&D organizations have established and documented an IP strategy, growth in the size and complexity of IP portfolios necessitates improving the formality of IP protection and maintenance processes.
Though organizations want to protect innovations as early as possible, it is difficult to make decisions on IP protection before determining the path to commercialization and before gathering more information to assess the potential value of the IP asset.
Led by legal teams, IP steering committees — which often include R&D, engineering, business teams, marketing and executive leadership — typically make decisions on protecting and maintaining IP assets.
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