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28 Nov 2006 – 1. Nomination of. Group Management. Board. August 4. CST. TWO COMPANIES ARE JOINING. Global acquisition. Upstream integration ...

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND R&D LOCATION IFRIANRT, November 28, 2006
Thierry WIRIG
Global acquisition Upstream integration
Regional leadership South Am. Leadership in value added
TWO COMPANIES ARE JOINING
Nomination of Management Committee September 6
Regional leadership Eastern Europe Increase presence in Asia and Africa
Leadership invalue added
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Nomination of Group Management Board August 4
CST
Capture growth and increase presence in growing market
Consolidation Europe Downstream Integration
Nomination of N2 End of September
Arcelor Mittal: a global company
Steel market leader in the Americas, Europe and CIS, and Africa
61major industrial steel plants in27 countries and a worldwide distribution network
Extensive mining activities across the world
330,000employees
Numerous international partnerships and JVs
ArcelorMittal steel production sites around the world
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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Key factsSeveral R&D cases 2 categories of Research Centers Total budget of over170 M€ – Research Centers belonging to the More than1300researchers Group 13major research centers (in Europe, in – Research Centers coowned by the US and Canada) ourselves and an other Party Split of research expenditures 4 main categories of R&D projects (in %  budget 2006) – Projects implemented by ourselves in '''''O''''4e''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''r''''''''' Packaging our Research Centers Flat '''''''''''''''''''''''''Au'''' Corporate13– Projects subcontracted to external projects R&DCenters (Universities, Public labs, 428 4Private labs) Ideas & 4 Maturation –Common projects with competitors 5 Long –Participation on international projects 16 12 Flat IndustryFlat Process 15 Stainless
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ROLE OF IP IN GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONOF R&D
IP is not a decision making factor for R&D geographic location, but it is essential that IP integrates the specifications due to R&D geopraphic location for defining the most appropriate IP strategy
6 mainidentified topics/risks to analyze for IP recommendations IT Legal– Operational safety devices in the lab ? – Specifications and limits of IP laws ? – Is it a government control of IT ? – How legal system is working ? – Hacking level in the country ? – Is it a difference between Native and Foreigners ? Politic Economic – State power vs regional power ? – Level of economic criminality – Governmental Subsid rules ? (infringement, corruption, …) ? Usual practices Social – Usual practices in the country ? – Level of wages ? – IP policy of the lab (coownership, – % HR turnover ? licensing, …) ?
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