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Inventing the future - an introduction to patents for Smes

Inventing the future - an introduction to patents for Smes

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Intellectual Property for Business Series
In the knowledge economy of today, the patent strategy of an
innovative enterprise should be a key factor in its business strategy.
This guide explains in a simple and practical way the business
benefits of the patent system for all types of enterprises. While
readers are advised to consult a patent expert when seeking to
protect, exploit or enforce a patent, the guide provides practical
information intended to help readers to understand the basics
and to be able to ask the right questions while consulting an
expert on patent matters.
Intellectual Property for Business Series
In the knowledge economy of today, the patent strategy of an
innovative enterprise should be a key factor in its business strategy.
This guide explains in a simple and practical way the business
benefits of the patent system for all types of enterprises. While
readers are advised to consult a patent expert when seeking to
protect, exploit or enforce a patent, the guide provides practical
information intended to help readers to understand the basics
and to be able to ask the right questions while consulting an
expert on patent matters.

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An Introduction to Patentsfor Small and Medium-sizedEnterprises
Intellectual Propertyfor Business Series
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WIPO Copyright (2006)No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any formor by any means, electronically or mechanically, except as permitted by law,without written permission from the owner of the copyright.
Disclaimer:
The information contained in this guide is not a substitute forprofessional legal advice.Its main purpose is limited to providing basic information.
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Publications in the “Intellectual Property for Business”series:
1.
Making a Mark:An Introduction to Trademarks for Small and Medium-sizedEnterprises.WIPO publication No.900.
2.
Looking Good:An Introduction to Industrial Designs for Small and Medium-sizedEnterprises.WIPO publication No.498.
3.
Inventing the Future:An Introduction to Patents for Small and Medium-sizedEnterprises.WIPO publication No.917.
4.
Creative Expression:An Introduction to Copyright for Small and Medium-sizedEnterprises.WIPO publication No.918.(Forthcoming)All publications available from the WIPO e-bookshop at:
www.wipo.int/ebookshop
 
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This is the third in the series of guides on “Intellectual Property forBusiness”.It focuses on patents,a key tool to enhance a company’sability to draw maximum benefit from new and innovative ideas andtechnological capabilities.The management of knowledge resources,especially new ideas and concepts,is essential to the ability of anyenterprise,to change,adapt,and seize new opportunities as itcompetes in a fast-changing business environment.In the knowledge economy of today,the patent strategy of aninnovative enterprise should be a key factor in its business strategy.This guide explains in a simple and practical way the businessbenefits of the patent system for all types of enterprises.Whilereaders are advised to consult a patent expert when seeking toprotect,exploit or enforce a patent,the guide provides practicalinformation intended to help readers to understand the basicsand to be able to ask the right questions while consulting anexpert on patent matters.Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) are encouraged touse the guide with a view to integrating their technology andpatent strategies into their overall business,marketing and exportstrategies.WIPO welcomes feedback to further refine the guidewith a view to ensuring that it adequately meets the emergingneeds of SMEs worldwide.Nationally customized versions of the guide could be developedin cooperation with national institutions and local partners,which are welcome to contact WIPO to obtain a copy of theguidelines on customization.Kamil Idris,Director General,WIPO
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