Why trade IPR?

As a business, trading IPR can help you improve your innovation processes by obtaining access to knowledge globally while also gaining maximum yield from your own research and development by allowing other businesses to gain access to knowledge that they may be able to exploit better than you can in your business.

Buying or licensing rights can be an efficient way of strengthening the innovative capabilities in your company. In the same way selling or licensing can increase earnings. It is therefore important that you assess whether it is possible and profitable to create income from selling, buying or licensing IPR.

The key words in assessing the business's opportunities for trading IPR are: Development, acquisition and commercialisation of IPR. You should therefore make a decision in relation to your rights, how you exploit them best as well as whether you require additional rights to improve your own development.