SME Patent Strategies for IoT-Based Business Models

les Nouvelles - Journal of the Licensing Executives Society, Volume LII No. 4, December 2017

8 Pages Posted: 6 Dec 2017

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Alexander Wurzer

Université de Strasbourg - CEIPI

Wolfgang Fischer

Wurzer & Kollegen GmbH

Theo Grünewald

Wurzer & Kollegen GmbH

Axel Karl

Maiwald Patentanwalts GmbH

Date Written: November 10, 2017

Abstract

The phenomena subsumed under the keywords of “fourth industrial revolution” and “Internet of Things” (IoT) is transforming the industrial landscape. With business models in the B2C and B2B segments adapting to these developments, the role of IP — and in particular that of patents — as a competitive instrument is evolving, too. However, especially small and medium-sized companies (SME) often underestimate this role. Academics and practitioners have jointly developed proven methods and tools to effectively protect digital business models by means of IP under these new framework conditions.

Keywords: SME patent strateies, lot-based, business models, fourth industrial revolution, internet of things, industrial landscape, B2C, B2B

Suggested Citation

Wurzer, Alexander and Fischer, Wolfgang and Grünewald, Theo and Karl, Axel, SME Patent Strategies for IoT-Based Business Models (November 10, 2017). les Nouvelles - Journal of the Licensing Executives Society, Volume LII No. 4, December 2017, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3068785

Alexander Wurzer (Contact Author)

Université de Strasbourg - CEIPI ( email )

Bâtiment LE CARDO, 7 Rue de l'Ecarlate
CS 20024
Strasbourg, 67082
France

Wolfgang Fischer

Wurzer & Kollegen GmbH ( email )

Thalkirchner Str. 2
München, 80337
Germany

Theo Grünewald

Wurzer & Kollegen GmbH ( email )

Thalkirchner Str. 2
München, 80337
Germany

Axel Karl

Maiwald Patentanwalts GmbH ( email )

Elisenhof
München, 80335
Germany

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