Why are patents important for R&D?


Published: 10 March 2021

Many R&D professionals overlook the importance of doing patent research before starting projects, exposing them to threats from disruptive innovators, competitors and wasted time, money and effort. In the first of a new series of Strategic IP Webinars, Patent Expert Mie Rasmussen shines a light on this transformative research strategy that ensures you are ahead of the curve and armed with know-how.

Mie answers some key questions, such as:

  1. What is a patent?
  2. Why are patents important to R&D?
  3. How is a patent structured? and
  4. How to search for patents in PatBase Express?