In today's global market, companies of all kinds outsource the vast majority of their R&D to stay competitive. But if not managed correctly, outsourcing can negatively impact innovation because the engineers doing the work have no vested interest in maintaining a culture of innovation that a CTO may espouse, or they may try to steal intellectual property. Striking a balance between driving innovation and protecting intellectual property has never been more important. Here, Knowledge Center contributor Jerry Smith explains how companies can both protect valuable intellectual property and drive the critical innovation that sets them apart from the competition
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