Large-Scale Open Innovation: Open Source vs. Patent Pools

International Journal of Technology Management, Vol. 52, Nos. 3 & 4, pp. 477-496, 2010

21 Pages Posted: 21 Nov 2010

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Thierry Rayna

École Polytechnique, i3-CRG, UMR CNRS 9217

Ludmila Striukova

SKEMA Business School - Paris la Défense Campus

Abstract

The traditional view of innovation, which implies that companies innovate on their own, has been recently challenged by the 'open' innovation concept promoting the use of external knowledge. Collaboration between firms has always existed in one way or another, however, large-scale open innovation is now the next step for many companies. This article conducts a comparative analysis of the two largest open innovation structures: patent pools and open source. The issues of financial and non-financial benefits, appropriability, standards, cooperation, risks and feasibility are, in turn, discussed for each of the structures. Finally, a synthesis of the results is established and recommendations in regard to the adoption of these structures are given.

Keywords: Open Innovation, Open Source, Patent Pool, Intellectual Property Rights

JEL Classification: D23, L23, O31, O32, O34

Suggested Citation

Rayna, Thierry and Striukova, Ludmila, Large-Scale Open Innovation: Open Source vs. Patent Pools. International Journal of Technology Management, Vol. 52, Nos. 3 & 4, pp. 477-496, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1712289

Thierry Rayna (Contact Author)

École Polytechnique, i3-CRG, UMR CNRS 9217 ( email )

828 boulevard Marshals
Paris, 91762
France

Ludmila Striukova

SKEMA Business School - Paris la Défense Campus ( email )

Paris la Défense, 92916
France

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