Intellectual Property Management

In order to encourage its employees to bring forth innovation and ensure the safety of the core technologies independently developed, Nanya formulates the IP management strategy in alignment with its business operation objectives and R&D resource allocation, which not only mitigates operation risks, but also further strengthens the Company's competitive advantages.

• Strategy of IP Management

Nanya's IP management measures are implemented under IP-awareness enhancement and Patent Portfolio Management System. With its Patent Portfolio Committee, Reward System, and Training Program, the Company has been striving to improve its IP portfolio quality and quantity, comprehensively and effectively manage intellectual property innovation, strengthen the Company's competitiveness, and aggressively defend against baseless litigations.

• Trade Secret Protection

Nanya establishes a Trade Secret Management System and encourages its employees to keep secret in the management system. In term of Information Security, Nanya also develops the "Rules for Management of Information Security" to secure personal data and customer privacy. Meanwhile, Nanya provides its employees with training program guiding them to abide by trade secret law, to recognize trade secrets & confidential information, and to mitigate the risk of release of that information.

• Operation

At least once a year, Nanya updates to the Board of Directors the status of the intellectual property management scheme. The latest report date is May 24, 2023. Nanya has established mechanism to generate company value from intellectual property. The following shows the implementations in recent years:

  • Since 2007, the electronic processes and internal patent retrieval system platform has  been optimized further and the Patent Portfolio Committee has been established.
  • Trade Secret:Nanya has received "ISO 27001" Certification for Information Security Management System, and the certificate will be vaild until October, 20,2025.
  • Protecting intellectual property & trade secrets compliance training courses are included in new employee orientation program, and the trade secrets compliance is listed as an annually mandatory learning course for all employees who work with company trade secrets.

• Performance

  • Patents: Nanya has accumulated over 9,000 patent applications and more than 6,800 patent grants globally as of the end of December, 2023.
  • 10th place among Taiwan Patent Applications in 2023.
  • In December,2023, Nanya has achieved the "A" certification of Taiwan Intelletual Property Management System (TIPS), and the certificate will be vaild until December, 31,2024.