In order to encourage its employees to bring forth innovation and safeguard the security of the core technology independently developed by itself, Nanya has set forth IP management strategy in alignment with its business operation objectives and R&D resource allocations for mitigating operation risks, further strengthening 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 litigation.
• 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.
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 November 4, 2020. Nanya has established mechanism to generate company value from intellectual property. The following shows the implementations in recent years: