On 26th April, the 20th “World Intellectual Property Day” is set by World Intellectual Property Organization with the theme of “Innovating for a Green Future”. During 20 years of devotion to the R&D and production of solar modules, what has Suntech achieved in terms of intellectual property rights?
Focus on R&D and IP protection
Suntech attaches great importance to the role of patents in enterprise management and has set up a well-established intellectual property system. As of March 2020, Suntech has accumulatively applied for 866 patents and obtained 535 authorized patents which is leading in the domestic photovoltaic industry, and won several awards for its patents including the Chinese Patent Award of Excellence, the Jiangsu Province Patent Gold Medal, and the Wuxi Patent Gold Medal.
Value brand building and trademark protection
A trademark is an intangible asset of an enterprise and the foundation of a brand. Suntech has developed a comprehensive trademark protection strategy. So far it has been registered in 88 countries and regions overseas.
In recent years, Suntech has actively developed its overseas strategy, continuously expanded its overseas business, and constantly explored emerging overseas markets while stabilizing its traditional market. Suntech has evolved into a reliable international PV brand and is well recognized all over the world.
Foster technological innovation by managing intellectual property systematically
In November 2019, Suntech passed the GB/ T29490-2013 system certification and obtained its certificate for the national accreditation of Intellectual Property Management System. Through the implementation of standard certification, Suntech has polished intellectual property rights analysis and warning mechanism, established a full-cycle assessment mechanism for intellectual property in science projects, reduced the risks of intellectual property rights, and promoted the technological innovation as well as the sustainable development of production and operation of the company.
Benefiting from outstanding technical advantages and manufacturing capacities, Suntech is performing proficiently in intellectual property protection. Adhering to the concept of “continuously innovate by advocating science and technology”, Suntech raises internal awareness of innovation through various publicity and trainings. In the future, Suntech will continue to research and further develop core technologies, explore advantage of core patents by transforming more patented technologies into productivity and provide customers with high-quality products. Innovating for a green future!