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Know-How

 

a term used in international relations to describe technical knowledge that can consist of documentation and production experience and practices. In a broader sense, know-how is the entire body of technical knowledge and production experience that is needed to manufacture an article, to reproduce a production process, and so on. It includes technical and business information and unpublished inventions.

The term “know-how” is not used in law, but it is used in licensing agreements and agreements on technical collaboration. Know-how is considered to be the property of an enterprise, along with patents for inventions, trademarks, and copyrights. Exchange of know-how among enterprises can be implemented by transmittal of documentation, by provisions for training of production workers, and by supervision of production processes by experts. Transmittal of know-how usually takes place together with transmittal of patent rights or with sale of products; however, some agreements deal solely with the transmittal of know-how. An example of an agreement on the exchange of know-how is the treaty concluded between the USSR and the Federal Republic of Germany in May 1973.

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Referring to the petrochemical industry plans to become the first country in the region in view of technologic aspects of the industry, Bayat said petrochemical sector needs the government backing in order to achieve its targets on commercialization of technical know-how achievements.
The know-how by SCANS is made up of five competencies and a three-part foundation of skills and personal qualities that are needed for solid job performance.
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With a sensing technology leader, ams provides high performance a broad of sensing and analog semiconductors that solve its customers most challenging problems with innovative solutions as wll as has the experienced technical know-hows in order to address demanding market needs said JD Lee, Korea Country Manager at ams.
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Poised to once again lead one of the three Philippine teams in the Manila Masters, Romeo hopes that the team made up of himself, Nino Canaleta, Aldrech Ramos and Rey Guevarra will once again be called to duty and defend their title, as he believes that the Manila West team which saw action last year has already gained enough know-hows to fare better with the world's best 3Aa[euro]"3 squads.
Alstom Renewable Power Chairman Jerome Pecresse said, "By combining the technology of our Haliade offshore wind turbine with DCNS' unique expertise in the maritime field, we are merging our respective know-hows as early as possible in the process so we can work together at developing an innovative, competitive energy solution .
With the Vietnamese manufacturing capabilities gaining momentum this year, MTA VIETNAM is set to play an even more important role in bringing international technology know-hows to Vietnam.