© fotolia. Possible overperfomers in stock market (stoxx600 index) derived from patent activities of the companies. CETA in general CETA will bring opportunities to different branches in Canada and to the European Union. Studies expect for Canada a boost in the field of raw materials like ore mining (Gold, Silver, non-ferrous, copper, nickel, lead etc.), in the food market (beef, pork, soybean, fish, seafood, corn, wheat etc.) while for Europe manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, medicine, engines, vehicles, machineries will receive benefits from CETA. Canada is a strong trade and investment partner for the European Union, a fact which is reflected throughout the agreement. CETA should unlea
Today, the major part of the value of a company - on average over 80% - consists of intangible assets. Patents are among the "most tangibles among the intangibles": they can be borrowed, sold, licensed, for example. Companies use them to protect innovations from imitation and as a strategic instrument to keep competitors out of the market or to ensure a strategic balance of power.
Accordingly, patents also allow a deep insight into the R&D activities of companies and reveal much about the planned future and potential capabilities. However, this requires a quality measurement or, even better, a value assessment in order to obtain reliable information. The sustainability efforts of companies can also be supported, substantiated or questioned with patent value analyses.
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