JVCKENWOOD Group utilizes the IP Landscape to support the formulation of R & D directions and technology development strategies through intellectual property, market analysis, and other means.
In order to strengthen our intellectual property capabilities, the Research Institute for Creation of the Future, the Technology Department of each division, the JVCKENWOOD Design, and the Intellectual Property Department work together to analyze each technical theme using the IP Landscape and to co-create inventions that are expected to be used in the future in a workshop format, taking into consideration the social environment of the future. We also actively host the Patent Idea Conference at each of the patent development groups at the different sites for the purpose of protecting new businesses. The matters discussed at the conference help to develop our portfolio.
In addition, we are working to raise awareness of intellectual property among group employees by holding Intellectual Property Skills Up Training for new recruits, newly appointed executives, engineers, and designers, and by holding Intellectual Property Awards.
Combined with our other efforts to disseminate information on various internal rules related to IP and our monthly in-house newsletter on IP, etc., this symposium helps to improve awareness on IP throughout the company.