Over the last couple of years Stamicarbon and Sopheon configured Accolade to support two parallel processes: the Innovation Management process and the IP Management process. This is a unique case and a good example of tying IP management closer into Innovation Management. Today, most companies only have IP as one of the functions in their NPD process.
IP Management is a business process in itself, with specific actions, deliverables, timelines, and regulations. The role of IP as one of the functions within an NPD process is only to assess feasibility of a new product or technology from a FTO perspective (Free to Operate). In the Case of Stamicarbon the Patented IP “IS” the new product, this is what they license to manufacturers.
This webinar reveals how Stamicarbon manages its Patent Application processes in a very special configuration, next to and intertwined with the usual NPD process configuration.
Presenters Jan Willem Goedmakers, Stamicarbon’s Head of IP and IP Application process owner and Huub Rutten, Sopheon’s VP of Research and Co-Founder will be showing you:
- How IP application management is managed as a separate process and how it is supported by Accolade.
- How IP Assessment is integrated in the NPD process and how IP opportunities are scored.
- The Stamicarbon alignment of the IP Applications process and the NPD process
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