This Technical Specification provides guidance to assist an organization to identify, capture, and safeguard intellectual property, in order to:
- provide organizations with an overview of the fundamental principles of intellectual property management, in the context of the innovation process;
- promote best practices in intellectual property matters that result in efficiently acquiring intellectual property, while increasing the organizations’ ability to effectively address intellectual property owned by third parties.
This Technical Specification is applicable to all types of organization, including the public sector. Special consideration has been given to the needs of SMEs.