n Without Prejudice - Know-how : IP's rough diamond : intellectual property
|Article Title||Know-how : IP's rough diamond : intellectual property|
|© Publisher:||JetBlue Publishers (Pty) Ltd|
|Publication Date||Dec 2009|
|Pages||24 - 25|
Companies and even countries have, for many years, been benchmarking their progress in the field of technical discovery and innovation as a means of gauging their competitiveness. Increasing emphasis on the "knowledge economy" - the ability of technology to drive economic benefit - has seen intellectual property take centre stage, with increasing emphasis being placed on the importance of registered intellectual property portfolios comprising patents, utility models, petty patents and registered designs, as a measure of R&D activity.
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