Patents and design protection have two main purposes: First, the development of protectable products or processes promotes the innovative potential of teams and increases their motivation. Patents are thus a good tool for making the sense of achievement in companies tangible. In addition, they contribute to a companys image and encourage further creative action.
And on the other hand, patents and property rights give companies the chance to serve new markets and make new contacts. Economic success is also a goal, but is not guaranteed. The exploitation of patents is therefore a management decision.
In our case, this also involves the development of cleanroom technology in general, as well as a broad cleanroom technology application.
Therefore, we at Ortner examine very carefully whether to apply for property rights or to proactively present our knowledge and findings on the market.