Every April 26, the Word International Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), celebrate the World Intellectual Property Day to learn about the role that intellectual property (IP) rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity.
Each year the WIPO chooses a theme on which to focus the different activities to be carried out throughout the day. This year, the chosen theme could not seem more in line with our reality, with our day-to-day work in the company “Taking your ideas to market”.
Every business starts with an idea. When nurtured and enriched with ingenuity, know-how and flair an idea becomes an IP asset that can drive business development, economic recovery and human progress.
At a time when the imperative of economic recovery is high, World Intellectual Property Day 2021 shines a light on the critical role of the companies in the economy and how they can use IP rights to build stronger, more competitive and resilient businesses.
Patent’s statistics 2021.
International patent applications via WIPO, which is one of the widely used metrics for measuring innovative activity, in 2020 continued to grow amid the COVID-19 pandemic’s vast human and economic toll, with leading users China and the U.S. each marking annual growth in filings.
FICOSA on the market.
As a company focused on the generation of technology in different sectors, but especially in the automotive one, FICOSA presents itself in the market as one of the references in Spain when it comes to detecting, protecting, valuing and commercializing its intangible assets, among which Patents stand out.
The creation of internal processes for the generation of knowledge, its detection and its protection as a patent has allowed the company to take its ideas to the market (following the theme chosen by WIPO) in a strategic and safe way, obtaining a clear competitive advantage in the market.
If we analyze the last five years (2016-2020), FICOSA in Spain has filed a total of 77 inventions at EPO, placing it among the list of the top 10 Spanish applicants for European Patent applications.
It is important when performing this type of analysis to do it in turn in terms of technology. We can affirm that FICOSA is ranked number one in the automotive field in Spain.
Currently, FICOSA International has a portfolio of 753 patents and 291 family inventions.
Ficosa’s first patent for an automotive device dates back to 1955. The protection of technology has always been one of the company’s priorities and an example of this is that all our engineers are currently developing new knowledge in areas such as electroMobility, safety and sustainability among others.
We are generating the ideas that will be part of the market in the future. Today more than ever, from the idea to market.