To be attractive to international investors and potential trade sales, a Born Global* company must develop an attractive IPR portfolio. In many industrial sectors this is absolutely essential, as "no IPR means no company".
Patentstyret has a seminar on Tuesday 13. October where Axel will talk about "Active IPR Management; for fruitful global collaborations" where he discusses collaborative R&D and how management of intellectual property is fundamental for the ability to share and jointly develop ideas.
For Born Global companies IPR management is much more than keeping track of patents and trademarks - it is about securing ownership to intellectual assets, so that they can be shared and exchanged - and about understanding risk and value connected to the intellectual property.
Registration and more information about the seminar is here: http://patentstyret.no/no/Kurs/Temakurs/IPR-for-Born-Globals/