An Intellectual Property Strategy Supporting Open Innovation
The Cesear website posted an analytical article discussing the relationships between Intellectual Property Rights and Open Innovation. Traditionally, IP has a defensive role: Stop others from creating competing products; Enable competitor-free operation in a given market. The new role of IP: Enables companies to enter in OI agreements; Limits risks of appropriation by partners; Guarantees fair value for all parties involved; Helps recoup R&D costs via profit sharing.
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