In a live seminar held in Tokyo, November 25th, 2022, Takaaki Kimura shared his experience in helping companies leverage IP as a resource to build profits and competitive advantage, and reduce risk. The title of the seminar is indicative of the valuable insights it offers: How SMEs Can Use IP To Improve Profits & Business Strength.
Below please find a PDF of the slides presented at the seminar.
Japan: “SMEs with patents have approximately double the operating profit (operating profit per employee) of companies without patents” (General Affairs Department, Japan Patent Office, 2015-2017 average)”
Europe: A 2019 EPO/EUIPO study demonstrated that SMEs that have at least one IP right are 21 percent more likely to experience a growth period and are 10% more likely to become a high-growth firm (HGF) than firms without IP rights applications.
USA: A 2021 update to the study found that fewer than 9 percent of SMEs owned at least one of the three main IP rights (a patent, trademark and design). By contrast, the figure is close to 60 percent for larger firms. This reveals a shocking disparity in the use of such a valuable business tool.
We hope enjoyed and will benefit from the seminar slides: How SMEs Can Use IP To Improve Profits & Business Strength.