Rogaland, known as Norway´s oil county, with Stavanger as administrative centre, has the highest number of Patent applications during 2013. Thor Mosaker, CEO of Zacco in Norway comments in Norwegian newspaper Aftenbladet on why Rogaland has taken the lead in protecting their innovations:
-Few industries in Norway develop their own ideas as the oil industry, one idea can quickly become worth several millions. He continues: -Prime Minister Erna Solberg recently said that innovation and knowledge will become our Oil in the future. Securing your IP rights will become a necessity.
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