We are often asked the question: "Can I patent a name?" or "Can I patent an idea?" Many think that the word "patent" covers all types of industrial property rights. They therefore believe that it is possible to patent nearly anything. Let's clear up some of the concepts and remove any misunderstandings.
Computers and software are included in more and more products, from IoT (internet of things) and apps on smartphones to advanced control systems in driverless cars, to name just a few of the many areas of technology in which they are used.
A licence is a permission to use software, a trademark, a patent or other intellectual property rights. The licensing of patents is normally documented in the form of an agreement between the owner of the right (licensor) and one or more licensees on the right to use the patent.
When applying for funds from Horizon 2020 you must be able to document how you manage and develop intellectual property rights. Obtain basic knowledge about IPR and create a management plan for your company's intellectual property rights, a so-called IPR strategy.
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