智慧財產管理

 

創新是公司自成立以來營運與管理的基石,為妥善保護研發成果,以及強化公司在全球市場的競爭力,特制定與營運目標結合的智慧財產管理計畫,做為處理智慧財產等相事務時的決策和執行準則,進而能以「全球布局、在地實踐」的方式,為世界各地的客戶提供最優質的產品及服務,以永續發展的態度持續追求產業的領導地位。


 

智慧財產管理計畫

 

專利管理

公司為積極保護自身研發成果,整合各單位資源,特制定並實施專法,就研發成果推動專利之申請,並由公司專責單位辦理,向國內外專利主管機關提出進行審核,以強化專利佈局並保障公司權益。基於對專利申請品質與量能的重視,對於發明人並給予一定獎勵,藉以激勵創新,同時藉由專利管理妥善記錄、整合、維護與運用專利資產,提升公司之競爭力。

 

 

商標管理

D-Link做為深耕各國並直接面對消費者的品牌,為建立客戶對品牌形象的認同,鞏固市場優勢,公司積極在全球進行商標註冊藉以行銷並推廣產品,並對於保護與提升產品價值始終不遺餘力,由專責單位進行視覺形象設計,並確認整體策略以界定申請類別與國家。隨著市場與產品的不斷變化,公司不僅持續動態檢討相應的註冊佈局,並常態性進行商標監控,對於第三人近似的商標申請或任何不正競爭的行為進行異議,以維護本公司商標之獨特性與識別性,並確保商標對公司帶來之經濟效益得以充分發揮。

 

 

營業秘密管理

公司為防範營業秘密遭受不當侵害或外洩,已制定資訊安全、個人資料保護等相關規章制度,藉以控管行為、對象、區域、機密等級以及員工相關教育訓練等內容,並設有內部查核機制,定期檢討相關事宜。 員工於到職時需簽署內含保密條款之聘僱合約,並於離職時簽署保密協議;廠商於合作前則均需簽署保密合約。公司並於大門及IT部門設有門禁管制,外部人員需申請訪客許可後,方得進出。公司內部則不定期進行重要文件與技術盤點,保護關鍵技術,並透過資通安全查核與持續性監控,確保全公司資訊安全防護措施與具體管控方案之有效性。

 

 

著作管理

公司與員工之聘僱合約皆已載明員工職務上之一切創作,係以公司為著作人,以確保公司人員於職務上完成之工作內容由公司原始取得著作權;與廠商或客戶合作之開發案中,開發成果之著作權歸屬均先行以合約完整約定。

 

 

執行情形

公司每年將智慧財產權相關事項提報董事會報告,並於2021年11月5日董事會完成年度報告。
 
公司歷來非常重視智慧財產管理,除建立專業法務智權團隊以支援研發團隊,並長期關注國內外智慧財產權相關趨勢與法規要求,其近年主要執行情形如下:
2019年精進專利申請獎勵實施辦法
2020年進行商標全面盤點暨統整
2021年擴大 ISO/IEC 27001 驗證範圍
2022年導入台灣智慧財產管理制度 (TIPS)


 


取得智財清單及成果

專利
截至2021年,公司於全球申請專利共計 729 件,總獲准數共計560 件,其中發明專利共有296件。

 

商標
截至2021年,公司主要品牌D-Link 已商標註冊於全球逾120個國家/地區

Intellectual Property Management

 

Innovation has been the cornerstone of our company's operation and management since its establishment. In order to properly protect research and development results, and strengthen our competitiveness in the global market, we have formulated an intellectual property management plan in combination with operational goals, serving as our principle for the policy making and execution of matters related to intellectual property. We endeavor to provide products and services of best quality to customers all over the world by "promoting globally and cultivating locally", and continue the pursuit of leading position in the industry with a sustainable development attitude.

 

 

Intellectual Property Management Plan

 

Patent Management

In order to actively protect our own research and development results and integrate resources from different units, we have formulated and implemented specific rules to promote patent applications, which are handled by a dedicated unit responsible for submitting to the domestic and foreign patent offices for review, so as to strengthen our patent portfolio and protect company interests. Due to our emphasis on the quality and capability of patent applications, inventors are also given certain rewards to encourage their innovation. At the same time, patent management is also in place to properly record, integrate, maintain, and make use of patent assets to enhance our competitiveness.

 

 

Trademark Management

D-Link is a brand deeply rooted in numerous countries facing consumers directly. In order to establish customer recognition of brand image and consolidate market advantages, we have been actively registering our trademarks around the world to market and promote products, sparing no effort to protect and enhance product value. We have the visual image of trademarks design by a dedicated unit, and also manage to define application categories and countries through our overall strategy. As markets and products constantly change, we not only continue to dynamically review our corresponding registration portfolio, but also regularly conduct trademark monitoring, and dispute similar trademark applications or other unfair competition practices by any third party in order to maintain the uniqueness and identity of our trademarks, so as to ensure that economic benefits derived from our trademarks can be fully utilized.

 

 

Trade Secrets Management

In order to prevent misappropriation or improper disclosure of trade secrets, we have formulated relevant information security, personal data protection regulations and systems to monitor conduct, objects, workplace areas, confidentiality levels, and relevant education and training to employees. We also have an internal review mechanism in place to review related matters regularly. An employee is required to sign an employment contract inclusive of a confidentiality clause when he or she first reports to the company, and also sign a confidentiality agreement when the employment is ended; a supplier or business partner is required to sign a confidentiality agreement before the actual cooperation takes place. We further implement access control at the building entrance and IT department, and require visitors to apply for permission before entering and leaving. Internally, we conduct important documents and technical inventory check from time to time to protect key technologies, and ensure the effectiveness of company-wide information security protection measures and specific control plans through information security audits and continuous monitoring.

 

 

Copyright Management

The employment contract between the company and an employee has stated that and the company is the rightful owner of all copyrights resulting from employee's work within the scope of employment; for any development project in cooperation with any supplier or client, the ownership of the copyright of development work shall be fully agreed upon in a contract in advance.

 

 

Status of Implementation

A report recounting intellectual property related issues will be submitted to the board of directors yearly. A report recounting intellectual property related issues shall be submitted to the board of directors yearly, and for 2021 the annual report was made on November 5th.
 
We have always attached great importance to the management of intellectual property. In addition to establishing a professional legal intellectual rights team to support the research and development team, we have long paid attention to the relevant trends and regulatory requirements of intellectual property rights both domestically and abroad. The main status of implementation in recent years is as follows:
2019 Improvement on Patent Application and Rewards Implementation Rules
2020 Comprehensive review and consolidation of trademark portfolio
2021 Expansion of the scope of ISO/IEC 27001 ISMS certification
2022 Introducing Taiwan Intellectual Property Management System (TIPS)




 

List of Intellectual Property and Results Acquired


Patent
By the end of 2021, we have applied for a total of 729 patents worldwide, with a total number of 560 patents granted, of which 296 of them are invention patents.

 

Trademark
By the end of 2021, D-Link, our main brand, has been registered as trademark in over 120 countries/regions around the world.