For more information on how patents can help SMEs to exploit their innovative potential, please see the following documents:
- Formulating an Intellectual Property Development Strategy for Enterprises
(see WIPO/IP/HAN/98/7(b) in PDF).
- Fostering the Globalization Potential of SMEs in the Globalization Era
(see WIPO/IP/MIL/01/1 (B) in PDF).
- The Role of the IPR in the Promotion of Competitiveness and Development of Enterprises (see WIPO/IP/HAN/98/5(b) in PDF).
- For a basic overview of patents and patentable inventions see document: The Protection of Inventions: Patents and Other Titles of Protection" (see WIPO/IP/ADD/97/2 in PDF).
- "Seeking Cost-Effective Patents" (http://www.fplc.edu/tfield/sEeking.htm).
- "Patents As Part of the Business Strategy" - Three Studies on how Technology Companies are Using Patents to Help their Bottom Line