Who are we?
At Philips, we believe innovation shapes our lives. That’s why we’ve been investing continually in new technologies for over 100 years. This has allowed us to create a substantial portfolio of intellectual property (IP). A portfolio that you can also benefit from by licensing it from us.
On this website, you will find useful information about our intellectual property, our licenses, standards, IP acquisition, careers and news. Select the area you would like to discover more about, and see how you can expand your commercial and technical horizons by collaborating with us.
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One stop shop for IP
At Philips, we have a long history of generating innovative ideas
And we’ve created technological solutions that have improved many people’s lives. However, we know that although innovation sparks new markets and even new industries, bringing these ideas to market can be difficult. Drawing on the ideas of others through licensing can make the process much easier and open up new business opportunities. And this is where licensing our intellectual property (IP) can make all the difference.
Philips has a rich and highly diverse IP portfolio
Our IP portfolio includes a large number of patents, trademarks, designs and copyrights and focusses on some of the most cutting-edge areas of technology such as healthcare, lighting and consumer well-being. Licensing our IP can help you speed up your time to market and open up completely new, unexplored business avenues. This is where Philips IP&S plays an important role, providing you with the tools and expertise necessary to fulfil your business ambitions.
IP&S handles all IP matters related to Philips businesses
So we will know what IP is right for you based on your business model. Also, as a leading industrial IP organization, we actively participate in and contribute to formal standards and regulations. This means that whatever IP you need from us will conform to the correct safety standards and procedures. Our IP professionals are located globally to support you. Whether you’re a start-up, a growing company or leader in your field, IP&S is the one stop shop offering all the tools you need bringing your idea to life.
Facts & Figures
Royal Philips' total IP portfolio currently consists of 65,000 patent rights, 39,400 trademarks, 61,300 design rights and 3,200 domain names. Philips filed 1,120 new patents in 2018, with a strong focus on the growth areas in Healthtech services and solutions.