Protection of Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property Strategies
Intellectual property (IP) strategies are intimately related to business strategies and R&D strategies and are imperative to a company. Accordingly, close coordination is pursued between divisions responsible for these three types of strategies to promote seamless information sharing and co-creative strategy formulation.
Moreover, the newly integrated company regards its IP strategies as one of its important managerial strategies, and formulates and implements its business, R&D, and IP strategies in a manner that promotes synergistic resonances among them. We are also working constantly to build a robust and broad network of patents for our major business segments and important products, to maintain our competitive edge.
The four IP functions of planning and foundations, technologies and strategies, research and analysis, and contracts and relationships are housed within the Intellectual Property Department, to promote IP activities that inform and promote R&D and business activities from the standpoint of each function.