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Intellectual Property Management Plan
E Ink is a leading developer and supplier of ePaper technology worldwide. With state-of-the-art technology, E Ink provides durable and low-power ePaper materials, modules, and systems to renowned brands and manufacturers globally, enabling them to develop new products, create new markets, and continuously expand the diverse applications of ePaper. E Ink has been at the forefront of breakthroughs and growth in electronic ink technology and is committed to the research and development of new technologies in the industry. Through a robust intellectual property management system, E Ink internally implement intellectual property regulations and encourage intellectual property applications to maintain a leading position in the intellectual property of new ePaper products while avoiding infringement of others' rights.
Intellectual Property Management Policy:
A. Strengthening R&D capabilities and management
B. Enhancing product development capabilities and managing development results
C. Strengthening confidential information management
D. Enhancing intellectual property protection
E. Strengthening company's intellectual property information management
F. Enhancing employees' intellectual property knowledge
Objectives of Intellectual Property Management Plan:
A. Increase employees' awareness of intellectual property rights, secure E Ink intellectual property, increase R&D efficiency, and strategically generate and utilize IP in alignment with operational goals and vision.
B. Demonstrate E Ink independent R&D capabilities, utilize intellectual property to create performance, establish management systems to safeguard rights, and avoid infringing on others' rights.
C. Assist in demonstrating our intellectual property management capabilities and increasing customer collaboration.
Implementation Status and Results:
As of the end of July 2023, E Ink has filed nearly 2,470 patent applications, with approximately 1,590 patents issued in Taiwan, the United States, and China, covering major research, manufacturing, and sales locations related to our products. These patents cover a wide range of technologies, including LCD, EPD products (ESL, Smart Tag, eReader, eNote, etc.), front light modules, flexible displays, Oxide TFT, color EPD, FPL core technologies, etc. The vast patent data is systematically managed through the EPS database, making it easier to effectively handle patent applications and subsequent maintenance and utilization. The board of directors received a report on the relevant intellectual property matters on August 11, 2023.
On October 28, 2022, E Ink passed the review of the Taiwan Intellectual Property Management System (TIPS) and obtained TIPS (Grade A) certification, which is valid until December 31, 2024