Intellectual Property Management Plan
As striving for the relentless success been AUO’s fundamental business philosophy, innovation becomes the key factor for pursuing excellence in implementing AUO’s operations. Thus, the intellectual property right is one of the most important assets owned by AUO.
AUO values the intellectual property rights and respect the intellectual property rights of others. By actively managing the intellectual property rights, AUO encourages our members to dedicate themselves in creating valuable innovations and enhancing AUO’s intellectual property portfolio for securing the corporate competiveness and financial interest. AUO also diligently evaluates the intellectual property rights of third parties for minimizing the risk of any potential infringement, and AUO actively litigates against any indiscriminate patent infringement lawsuits to secure the maximum corporate value and interest for the shareholders.
1. Patent Management Measures
The following procedure shall be followed if the innovation is determined to be protected by filing patent applications:
After a patent is granted, the following measures shall be adopted:
2. Trade Secret Management
Confidentiality measures shall be adopted on the company documents and information which have been classified as confidential. If any innovation is determined to be protected by trade secret, the following measures shall be taken:
3. Creation of an Innovative Environment
4. Risk Management Mechanism
A proper mechanism in compliance of the related regulations should be implemented for providing information of IP risk and opportunity monitoring, and the mechanism should also provide the criteria to the decision makers for determining the value/risk of the related IP matters.
The Intellectual Property Department will reports the implementation status regarding the intellectual property rights to the Board of Directs in the first Board meeting each year. The Intellectual Property Department will also take appropriate measure and adjustment according to the suggestions received in the Board meeting.
The Intellectual Property Department will continuously devote its dedication to the intellectual property management plan. The implementation status of the plan is as follows:
To this date, the result and list of intellectual property rights are as follows: