Global patent strategies in the world of tech & engineering

02 July 2020

Patenting an invention is a complex undertaking across all sectors – but there are particular issues that organizations operating in the tech and engineering fields need to contemplate as part of their global patent strategy.

Members of Gowling WLG's global intellectual property team examined key patent considerations for tech and engineering businesses, such as:

  • Global challenges: Examining the scope of patent protection across jurisdictions, specific disclosure and industrial design requirements, the impact on FRAND (fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory) licensing, and patentability concerns for tech – including software, AI and blockchain
  • Standards and Pools: Exploring the complexities and risks associated with pooling patents and providing standard licenses
  • Future outlook: Taking a look at what's next – from new technology and the Internet of Things to other developments on the horizon

This was the fourth installment in our "Lifecycle of a Smart Idea" series, which is dedicated to helping you maximize opportunities and minimize risk when taking your innovative ideas to the global market.


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