The book guides the reader through each stage of setting up a successful unit, inviting active involvement by asking vital questions about their needs and aims. Focusing on key issues and themes involved, it provides examples, diagrams and models to illustrate how they can be out in to practice. Critical chapters include the core activities of patent creation, possible organisational models, costs, quality and the comparison of external and internal allocation of tasks. Discussion concentrates on how to such define roles and responsibilities and the management techniques of external resources.
The book encourages the reader to challenge their current organisational structure and strategy by introducing various methods and tactics that can be deployed when considering patent creation, then offering advice into the pros and cons of techniques and how such methods can be assessed.
The book highlights how knowledge and innovation can be utilised and protected, which due to the increased importance of intellectual property rights, especially the use of patents, is essential for every business.