EpiGaN focuses on providing world-leading III-nitride epitaxial material wafer solutions to manufacturers of top-performance power-management and RF semiconductors. EpiGaN gives device manufacturers early access to a unique and proven power-management technology to be applied in key market segments such as power supplies for consumer electronics devices, renewable and clean-tech energy sources such as hybrid electric vehicles and solar power inverters, wireless RF base stations, and smart grid applications. It has recently started manufacturing III-Nitrides epitaxial material.
During 2012, we set up, together with the senior management (CEO and CTO), the Intellectual Property Strategy of the business.
This IP strategy, which takes into account the results of Freedom to Operate research, together with a patent attorney firm, allows the business to understand how it should use IP at every level of the business to support and implement the business strategy.
Obviously, this goes much further than drafting a patent policy – it covers all aspects of Intellectual Property, from copyright to trade secrets, from patents to open innovation, from contractual aspects to harvesting.
The IP strategy was recently finalized and presented to the board of directors.