IPWatchdog supports the High-growth technology business (HTB) initiative


High-growth technology businesses are key drivers of the economy. Consisting mostly of start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), they are key players in fostering innovation. The strategic protection and management of their intellectual property plays a key role in driving commercial success and growth.

For that reason, the European Patent Office (EPO) and the Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) have launched the High-growth technology business (HTB) initiative. Its mission is to support decision-makers in technology driven enterprises by sharing how intellectual property can support their business. It focuses on IP strategy, operational excellence, financing and managing various strategic transactions, all underpinned by intellectual assets and best practice in IP management.

The HTB initiative aims to effectively support decision-makers in technology-driven companies in creating value. To that aim, the initiative comprises a series of events and publications to present and elaborate on intellectual property (IP) strategies adopted by innovative enterprises, with a focus on SMEs and start-ups.

To complement the initiative the High-growth technology business community on LinkedIn provides a platform for organizations facilitating value creation through intellectual assets dedicated to IP professionals and decision-makers in technology businesses.

IPWatchdog is delighted to become a community member and contribute to the activities of the HTB initiative to support innovation. Follow the HTB community on LinkedIn to stay updated and learn about the upcoming activities of the HTB initiative.


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