It is worth emphasizing that IP protection – via patents, copyrights, designs, trade secrets, trademarks, etc. – is key to the field of interactive robotics. The lengthy and expensive process of designing, developing, producing and delivering interactive robotic products relies on IP protection to recoup up-front investments and to fend off competitors seeking to capitalize on the R&D investments of their rivals.

More information at: http://inbots.eu/inbots-experts-community/legal-ethics-socio-economics-aspects/intellectual-property/