Intellectual Property & Open Innovation
The SkipsoLabs website posted an article which notes that Open Innovation presents some important hurdles that have to be addressed very early on in the process by all stakeholders involved. The main hurdle being the legal issues associated with the intellectual property (IP) of the ideas and submissions being exchanged between solvers (people with a solution) and seekers (organizations with a challenge to address). One of the key success factors in embracing ‘openness’ in the innovation process is to shift the intellectual property approach to managing it rather than protecting it.
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