We are honored to invite you to participate in the 2018 edition of the International Conference on Production Research - Regional Conference Africa, Europe and the Middle East, organized under the patronage of the International Foundation for Production Research by the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca. The event will be held together with the 5th International Conference on Quality and Innovation in Engineering and Management, in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in the period July 25-26, 2018. Intracom was nominated in the international scientific commitee. More info at:
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.
Our Patent-Insider-Blog compiles interesting information, tips, news and hints extracted from patent values for you.