Para empezar, tomo prestada de la valiosísima WIPO SME's Newsletter la siguiente referencia: "While there is increasing recognition of the significance of SMEs, as well as the need for appropriate intellectual asset management for SMEs across OECD countries, there are few regulatory frameworks or specific instruments directed to SMEs. However, there is a series of OECD Studies on SMEs and entrepreneurship. The study Intellectual Assets and Innovation: The SME Dimension explores the relationships between SME intellectual asset management, innovation and competitiveness in different national and sectoral contexts. It provides insights on the ability of SMEs to access and utilize the protection systems available to them, and identifies key challenges for SMEs in realizing full value from IPRs. It also investigates effectiveness of regulatory frameworks and policy measures to support SME access to IPRs, identifying best practices and proposing policy recommendations".
En fin, para que no penseis que sólo leo la WIPO SME's Newsletter, aquí teneis un valioso informe publicado por la USPTO: Report on the prior user rights defence, publicado en enero, justo despues de la entrada en vigor del America Invest Act.