Patents are one of a number of tools including trade marks, copyright and trade secrets widely used to protect ‘creations of the mind’. They are a tremendous asset for any organisation because they provide market access, leverage in negotiations, funding and they increase economic and strategic value. This also means that the absence of patents can be detrimental on those dimensions.
Protecting your ideas
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4iP Council has developed this interactive guide to share best practice and deepen understanding of the value of patenting.