Dr. Benjamin J. C. Yuan
|Keywords:||專利分析、研發策略、覆晶;patent analysis, R&D strategy, and flip chip|
In the knowledge economy era, intellectual property (IP) plays an important role in business. Intellectual property is divided into two categories: industrial property, which includes inventions (patents), trademarks, industrial designs, and geographic indications of source; and copyright, which includes literary and artistic works such as novels, poems and plays, films, musical works, artistic works such as drawings, paintings, photographs and sculptures, and architectural designs. This research focuses upon the relationship between patent analysis and R&D planning. Patent analysis enables researchers and business executives to assess the competitive patent landscape prior to engaging in costly research and development, patent execution, or merger and acquisition activities. It’s not only a powerful weapon in business but also a protective tool. Before planning R&D strategy, the companies have to analyze all related patents of the target technology. Patent analysis contains two methods, one is technology analysis, and the other is management analysis. This research tries to focus upon one specific target technology, flip chip technology, to analyze its patent and discuss the interaction between patent data and R&D planning. According to the result of technology analysis, it is convenient for the companies to find developing status of flip chip technology by plotting technology-effect matrix. The technology-effect matrix clearly indicates the patent landscape of flip chip technology, so that the companies can plan future R&D strategy by realizing the current technology and predict the trend of flip chip technology that illustrated in the technology-effect matrix. According to the result of management analysis, the various pictures of patent analysis are showed in the pattern of patent numbers, assignees, companies, issue date, citation, technological allocation…etc. This information will provide correct decision in planning R&D strategy, patent strategy and business strategy for companies. Finally, this research discusses the relationship between patent analysis of flip chip technology and R&D strategy from different views about technology life cycle, the sources of technology, R&D schedule and business model. This research also concludes that the companies should arrange different patent strategies and R&D plans in different developing stages.
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