Bürkert receives Patent Management Award

Christian Bürkert GmbH & Co. KG won this year’s IP Management Award for intellectual property. With this award the Fraunhofer IAO Institute for Industrial Engineering distinguishes companies, now for the fourth time, for their sustainable, well-aimed patent management.

This year, 48 companies competed for the IP Management Award. Only companies that had achieved significant results with their IP management and overall high level of patent management in the past eight years were short-listed for the award.

The jury agreed quickly this year, as Truong Le of the Frauenhofer IAO reports: “The decision of the jury this year was made quickly, since one of the companies participating in the past few years developed a very high repertoire of IP measures. Bürkert wins this year’s award with a considerable lead, having been awarded first place by five of the six jurors, who could make out only minor shortcomings.”

Bürkert’s Director of IP Management, Dr. Gertrud Eppler, says “Our IP strategy is oriented toward optimal product protection and we determinedly pursue patent and trademark infringements on an international level. The IP Management Award is a great distinction for our daily work and shows that we are very well positioned,” Dr. Eppler explains.

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