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An Essay Inquiry: Will the JOBS Act's Transformative Regulatory Regime for Equity Offerings Cost Investment Bankers' Jobs?

Kurtis R. Urien, Western State College of Law
David Groshoff, Western State University College of Law

Measuring Patent's Influence on Technological Evolution: A Study of Knowledge Spanning as Driver of Inventive Activity

Rafael A. Corredoira, Robert H Smith School of Business - University of Maryland, University of Maryland - Department of Management & Organization
Preeta Banerjee, Deloitte Services, LP

Against Intellectual Property Moral Rights on Economic Grounds

Alin Speriusi-Vlad, West University of Timisoara - Faculty of Law

The Challenge of Closing Open Innovation: The Intellectual Property Disassembly Problem

Ove Granstrand, Chalmers University of Technology
Marcus Holgersson, Göteborg University - School of Business, Economics and Law, Chalmers University of Technology


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"An Essay Inquiry: Will the JOBS Act's Transformative Regulatory Regime for Equity Offerings Cost Investment Bankers' Jobs?" Free Download
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KURTIS R. URIEN, Western State College of Law
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DAVID GROSHOFF, Western State University College of Law
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This paper examines whether equity-based crowdfunding replace traditional underwriters in the equity capital formation process, depending on the SEC's movement on the JOBS Act.

"Measuring Patent's Influence on Technological Evolution: A Study of Knowledge Spanning as Driver of Inventive Activity" Free Download

RAFAEL A. CORREDOIRA, Robert H Smith School of Business - University of Maryland, University of Maryland - Department of Management & Organization
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PREETA BANERJEE, Deloitte Services, LP
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We introduce technological influence as a variable to measure an invention’s direct and indirect impact on the evolution of technology. This provides a novel means to study the short and long run effect of invention antecedents on technological evolution, invention activity, and economic growth. A comparison between models of technological influence and direct technological impact is presented. Model estimations are based on data from semiconductor patents granted over a 5-year period. Results from quantile regression estimations show significant differences in the relationships between antecedents of technological influence and impact. For example, spanning knowledge boundaries has a positive effect on the spanning patent’s influence for breakthrough inventions, while no effect on direct citations. These results have important implications for public policy and the management of technology. They suggest the need for deeper understanding of the micro-foundations of the technological evolution process and raise the question of whether inventors under current IP protection receive adequate economic incentives to promote actions driving economic growth.

"Against Intellectual Property Moral Rights on Economic Grounds" Free Download

ALIN SPERIUSI-VLAD, West University of Timisoara - Faculty of Law
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Intellectual property moral rights must be carefully studied by the business community, which could easily and wrongly believe that the intellectual property business involves only intellectual property economic rights. This paper represent an introduction meant to reveal a contrasting legal and economic reality concerning the effects of the intellectual property moral rights over the economic relations. This is a consistent proof that the entire intellectual property regulatory system is set not for the “enrichment? of the commerce with new intangible assets or for clarifying the legal status of this category of intangible assets, but rather to protect the authors of intellectual property that are part of the international commerce. Considering this, any unclear regulation must be interpreted in favour of the author, as they prevail over the interests of all other interested persons and, by consequence, any obligation assumed by the author or a contractor thereof, may be restricted, i.e. extended, by claiming that the author’s moral rights are violated or that they are not fully protected. In the intellectual property field, any kind of use of the protected creation involving the economic rights, is indissolubly connected to the work’s authorship claiming and, very often, with the work’s integrity compliance or withdrawal right. Any contract concluded between a person acquiring economic rights over an intangible asset, cannot deny or diminish author’s moral rights. Also considering the intertwining of moral rights with economic rights, one part of a contract can invoke the existence of a moral damage as a result of failure to comply with the author’s moral rights, which is impossible to claim in an ordinary contract not involving intellectual creations.

"The Challenge of Closing Open Innovation: The Intellectual Property Disassembly Problem" Free Download
Research-Technology Management (2014) 57 (5): 19–25

OVE GRANSTRAND, Chalmers University of Technology
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MARCUS HOLGERSSON, Göteborg University - School of Business, Economics and Law, Chalmers University of Technology
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This article addresses one of the many unexplored challenges associated with closing open innovation — the intellectual property (IP) disassembly problem. This is the problem of disentangling and allocating IP rights at the closing or termination of an open innovation project or at the exit of one or more of the vital participants. IP disassembly problems may be mitigated (but not eliminated) through contingent contractual provisions at the IP assembly stage. Moreover, provisions can be made at both the assembly and disassembly stages to prepare for and benefit from subsequent IP reassembly in a sequence of project generations over time. An overriding implication is that IP management addressing both IP assembly and disassembly problems is necessary (although not sufficient) for effective governance of open innovation.

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