Plenary Panel: To Patent or Not to Patent?
To survive in today’s globalized market, companies must continue to innovate and generate valuable intellectual property. One way of protecting intellectual property is through patents, which can protect novel inventions. In this session, we will discuss the benefits of patenting, as well as its intersection with Standards and Open Source. The panelists will draw on their personal experience as inventors and their thoughts on what makes for a good patentable invention. The panel will compare and contrast various approaches to IP protection around the world (Americas, EMEA, and Asia Pacific). The panel will also discuss helpful tips for seeking a patent grant.