Intellectual Property and Licensing Strategies in Open Collaborative Innovation

OPEN INNOVATION AT FIRMS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATIONS: TECHNOLOGIES FOR VALUE CREATION, Chapter 3, pp. 37-58, Carmen de Pablos Heredero and David López, eds., IGI Global, Hershey, PA, 2012

20 Pages Posted: 11 Jun 2011 Last revised: 17 May 2014

Marcel Bogers

University of Copenhagen - Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO)

Rudi Bekkers

Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE)

Ove Granstrand

Chalmers University of Technology

Date Written: January 1, 2012

Abstract

Protecting intellectual property and controlling the use of their inventions is key to the strategy of many firms. At the same time, in order to be successful in open collaborative innovation, firms need to share their knowledge with others. This chapter presents, for moderate specialists, some strategic considerations with respect to managing intellectual property in open collaborative innovation. The chapter discusses how licensing strategies can be employed to balance various goals in collaborative efforts to innovate. In particular, licensing of intellectual property is presented as a way to manage protected knowledge that is developed and shared in collaborative innovation. Different elementary licensing schemes are presented. Open collaborative innovation can then consist of various "modules" of elementary licenses. The chapter finally proposes a few distinct strategies for governing knowledge exchange in collaborative innovation, including open exchange and layered schemes, thereby outlining some conditions for successful open collaborative innovation.

Keywords: Collaboration, Knowledge, Intellectual property rights, Licenses, Governance, Open innovation, Open source

Suggested Citation

Bogers, Marcel and Bekkers, Rudi and Granstrand, Ove, Intellectual Property and Licensing Strategies in Open Collaborative Innovation (January 1, 2012). OPEN INNOVATION AT FIRMS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATIONS: TECHNOLOGIES FOR VALUE CREATION, Chapter 3, pp. 37-58, Carmen de Pablos Heredero and David López, eds., IGI Global, Hershey, PA, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1862530

Marcel Bogers (Contact Author)

University of Copenhagen - Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO) ( email )

Unit for Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Management
Rolighedsvej 25
Copenhagen, 1958
Denmark

Rudi Bekkers

Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE) ( email )

Den Dolech 3, PO Box 513, Room IPO 2.40
Eindhoven, 5600MB
Netherlands

HOME PAGE: http://home.ieis.tue.nl/rbekkers/

Ove Granstrand

Chalmers University of Technology ( email )

SE-412 96 Goteborg
Sweden

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