DSM Integrated Annual Report 2021

IP & Licensing

IP & Licensing is a global group of qualified IP professionals who protect DSM’s innovations by securing patents and trademarks. This group also includes certified licensing professionals who offer expertise for intellectual property-intensive deals across all DSM businesses, including joint development agreements, technology acquisitions and sales, and in-, out- and cross-licensing deals. DSM filed 239 patents in 2021. This reflects our continued focus on innovation projects with the highest potential for business impact.