|29th IBIMA Conference
3 - 4 May 2017
Czech Republic´s Patent Activity in a Global View
of corporate innovation processes is actually a current and
never-ending topic nowadays. Innovation is the most frequently used
word at these times. Globally successful companies create environment
not just for generating ideas, but also for realizing them and turning
them into competitive advantages. EU Office of Česká spořitelna
presents a tool which shows what the innovational competitive strength
is like for each company.
However, this does not end with the innovations. Their protection is a crucial step. According to Industrial Property Office, SMEs in Europe spend over 20 billion dollars a year in research and development for already-invented solutions. Some Czech companies use patent database Espacenet, which is available in the Internet, some of them don’t.