Intellectual property rights are usually registered with a specific goal in mind and granted.
They are then used to achieve the owner’s goals. Over the term of the protection rights, these goals can change, and the protection rights lose this use.
A change of strategy or the purchase of a company, for example, may mean that the patented technologies are no longer needed.
Also, a lack of funds for one’s own market launch is a frequent reason to look for ways of utilisation.
One possibility for the economic utilisation of patented technologies is cooperation with strong cooperation partners or licencees (patent utilisation).