SEOUL, Korea, Mar 26 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korean Intellectual Property Office has announced the “Development of National Patent Strategy Blueprint Project (the Blueprint Project)” will be carried out in five different industries this year: the food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries industry, the parts industry, the LED lights industry, the renewable energy industry and the sea and air transportation industry.
Inspired by the concept of patents as the “archive of technology” which is big data accumulated by numerous researchers and inventors all around the world, various attempts are made recently to map the way to the future of industry by looking into the past records. The big data analysis can help find sprouting new technologies which can be given to domestic researchers who can come up with whole new core patents.
The Intellectual Property Office has been carrying out the Blueprint Projects in three to five out of 18 industries each year since 2012. By 2015, the blueprint of patent strategy in all 18 industries will be completed.
The Blueprint Project is to establish a system of technology, find the candidates for new technologies with good prospects and choose the top-ten most promising technologies in each industry. The R&D strategies will follow to be provided for companies and government ministries.
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Especially for 2014, the specialists will come up with the “Patent Strategy Technology Roadmap” specific to the prospective consumers such as government ministries as they extract the new technologies for each industry.
Korean Intellectual Property Office Commissioner, Kim Young-min said, “By focusing on the development of the most promising new technologies selected in the Blueprint Project, the R&D processes will become more efficient, and it will be much easier for companies to come up with a new cash cow to continue the glory of world-class mobile phone and car technologies.”
Written by Robin Koo (firstname.lastname@example.org)