Some of the most valuable IP is built upon existing IP. It creates new industries, businesses, markets and big licensing opportunities. Incremental IP improves or extends the life of a product or technology, such as product quality, reliability, or ease of use. Even a small improvement can have big commercial value, especially in highly competitive markets.
R&D is an expensive undertaking…especially for certain industries such as bio-sciences or pharmaceuticals. But sometimes your know-how, such as an R&D process, can turn into a licensable (and valuable) intellectual property that others can use to develop their IP.
One example is a small pharmaceutical company, who licenses its antibody R&D platform to other drug companies. In return for rights to use the R&D platform, licensees pay fees to use it and royalties on sales from each product incorporating its antibody technology.
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