Innovation Insights

How to improve communication between R&D and IP [eBook]

Written by Hejab Azam on Feb 20, 2017 4:08:24 PM

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In many organisations, R&D and IP are considered separate departments focusing on different aspects of IP development. R&D focus on rapidly developing technology at the early stages of the innovation process whereas IP is usually involved at a later stage when patent protection is required.

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Topics: Patents, R&D, Collaboration, Corporate Strategy, Intellectual Property, Legal, ebook

Why IP and R&D Departments can no longer work Independently

Written by Joe Bamsey on Nov 28, 2016 1:00:00 PM

There are numerous reports and plenty of anecdotal evidence from executives admitting that their organization has spent money on R&D, only to find that the developed product was already protected by a competitor’s patent. It leads to a huge waste of resource and can curtail the future scope of product development. On the other hand, setting up an organizational structure in which R&D and IP teams can collaborate effectively will save a company a significant amount of money and lead to overall better outcomes. 

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Topics: IP & Innovation, R&D, Collaboration