4 Reasons to Patent

Patents are one of a number of tools including trademarks, 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.


4iP Council has developed this interactive guide in cooperation with eminent academics and experts to share best practice and deepen understanding of the value of patenting. In particular, we would like to thank the following organisations for their valuable insights, engagement and support.

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4 Reasons to Patent

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