In order to encourage employees to innovate, protect R&D achievements, and continuously strengthen competitiveness, the Company has established the“ Intellectual Property Management Plan” that is integrated with its operational goals and drafted the Patent Application Management and Incentive Regulations. They were also established with the purposes of achieving technological leadership in important areas, providing quality products and services to customers around the world, and continuously pursuing industry leadership by adopting an attitude of sustainable development.
Patent management measures
- The patent panel shall arrange to establish a Patent Review Committee, which shall consist of at least three first-level executives. The Committee shall examine the information of the relevant units and decide to file patent applications or to classify them as trade secrets, and to decide the type and portfolio of patent, etc. The intellectual property unit shall match the planning of patent applications with the product and adopt the divisional application approach to improve the quality of patent applications and to make the portfolio more closely related to the products.
- The intellectual property unit shall maintain innovation and patent-related systems, including statistics on information of innovation proposals, statistics and analysis, patent application and management, and patent portfolios.
- The company has established an appropriate patent incentive system to encourage employees to actively file patent applications, and to raise employees’ awareness of professional technology and patent protection through occasional educational training related to patent technology.