PATENTS PAVE THE WAY
LINAK, a major Danish company manufacturing electric actuators – for use in for example height-adjustable desks – vigorously pursues patents, trademarks and design protection in order to protect its markets. The company closely monitors it competitors infringe their IPR and has a clear procedure in place should an infringement occur. While LINAK always attempts to resolve IPR infringement cases amicably, it is prepared to take legal action. – Similarly, LINAK takes out patents to ensure freedom to operate. The company may decide at a later stage not to use the patent, but at least they have prevented a competitor from taking out the patent. Find out more from the interview, including why it is recommended that small companies are selective about what they patent.
Had we not owned the patents, I’m convinced that LINAK would not be in business today.
– Claus Hegelund Sørensen, Senior Director, R&D - LINAK