Patent And SMEs In Latin America: Chili

By Felipe Claro

Many Chilean SMEs have good ideas that never see the market, either because they don’t know how to use the patent system in their favor or because they do not have access to good commercial partners. Sometimes, prospective partners simply copy the non-protected solutions and replicate them by their own. There is also a lack of local IPR management organizations that buy up idle patents and try to commercialize them among SMEs.

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