Usually, companies have long-established structures of maintaining their IP. However, there are different approaches to the organization structures. Interestingly, a recent poll of the IP management service provider Helios IP shows that only little more than half of the companies appears to favor a centralized approach. The other half tends towards different variations of the IP department being located within the business. According to Helios IP the driving factor behind the organizational decisions seems to be reaching a better business alignment with optimized work efficiency.
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