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R&D Management Conference: 3 - 6 July 2016

From Science to Society: Innovation and Value Creation

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Intellectual property management in innovation networks

Intellectual property management in innovation networks

Elisabeth Eppinger, Freie University Berlin, Germany

Intellectual property (IP) strategies are key within innovation processes to create and capture value from research and development. Firms apply a combination of intellectual property rights and strategic appropriation mechanisms such as first-mover advantages and complexity of design. However, we know little about IP management and IP strategies of research networks. We invite empirical and conceptual contributions that explore questions such as: Which IP strategies are successful in what types of networks and collaborations? How do industry architecture, eco-systems, technology and markets shape the choice, management and success of appropriation and IP strategies? How do different partners jointly negotiate, implement and execute IP strategies?