Hewlett-Packard has announced the opening of an intellectual property licensing centre in Singapore, to serve the Asia Pacific market.
The centre will provide companies, governments, research institutes and universities in the region with access to HP’s technology and intellectual property - including more than 30,000 patents – through licensing agreements.
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It will cover a variety of different technology areas, including consumer electronics, emerging technologies, semiconductors, networking, software and storage.
The opening of the new centre extends HP’s global intellectual property licensing programme, which began in 2003 and will be aimed initially at Singapore, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, India and China.
HP’s vice president, intellectual property licensing, Joe Beyers, said: “Our intellectual property licensing programme ensures that important technology gets to market through the transfer of our patents and technical know-how.”
The expansion of the licensing programme into Asia would bring a greater return on the company’s R&D spending, he added.