Luc Amgwerd talks about the role of IPR in SMEs
Swiss Engineering STZ, with about 13'500 members, is the largest professional network of architects and engineers in Switzerland. In the last published polytechnic journal, they write about "SMEs do not protect themselves enough".
In the era of open innovation is the protection of intellectual property essential. Patents transform inventions to a tradable good, they are an effective way to protect investments.
Depending on the case, different aspects come into play - four examples. Read (PDF de)