Managing the Intellectual Property Disassembly Problem

California Management Review, Vol. 55, No. 4, pp. 184-210.

51 Pages Posted: 7 Oct 2013 Last revised: 4 Oct 2015

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Ove Granstrand

Chalmers University of Technology

Marcus Holgersson

Chalmers University of Technology

Date Written: July 1, 2013

Abstract

This article deals with the intellectual property (IP) disassembly problem, which is an increasingly important problem in various contexts. The IP disassembly (IPD) problem is defined as the problem of finding a contractual arrangement for allocation of IP rights and licenses that allows for separating and disintegrating a company, business unit, project entity, resource set, or IP unit in order to enable a transaction, organizational transfer, or dissolution of it. Based on a comparative case study of corporate transactions of Saab Automobile and Volvo Car Corporation this article conceptualizes and characterizes the problem and then develops an IPD framework for managing it.

Keywords: Innovation Management, Mergers & Acquisitions, Patents, Divestiture, Technology Management, Intellectual Property, Investments, Licensing, Open Innovation

Suggested Citation

Granstrand, Ove and Holgersson, Marcus, Managing the Intellectual Property Disassembly Problem (July 1, 2013). California Management Review, Vol. 55, No. 4, pp. 184-210., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2336883

Ove Granstrand

Chalmers University of Technology ( email )

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Marcus Holgersson (Contact Author)

Chalmers University of Technology ( email )

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