The paper describes findings from an interview study about intellectual property management practices in inter-organisational relationships. A total of 40 companies and public organisations in Finland and in the Netherlands were studied using semi-structured face-to-face interviews. The organisations represented different sizes and fields of industry. About 90% of the interviewed companies collaborated in their innovation efforts. However, the companies generally mentioned that the management of intellectual property and knowledge is very challenging when other actors are involved in parts of the innovation development process. Confidentiality agreements are typically used to ensure knowledge protection in these relationships. Patenting is important for about half of the companies, but joint patenting is not a common practice. Companies in Finland and in the Netherlands are seen to behave very similarly with regards to the collaboration.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 2nd ISPIM Innovation Symposium - Stimulating Recovery - the Role of Innovation Management|
|Place of Publication||Lappeenranta|
|Publisher||Lappeenranta University of Technology|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
|MoE publication type||A4 Article in a conference publication|
|Event||2nd ISPIM Innovation Symposium - Stimulating Recovery - The Role of Innovation Management - New York, United States|
Duration: 7 Dec 2009 → 9 Dec 2009
|Conference||2nd ISPIM Innovation Symposium - Stimulating Recovery - The Role of Innovation Management|
|Period||7/12/09 → 9/12/09|
- open innovation
- innovation development
- joint development
- intellectual property
- interview study
Luoma, T., Paasi, J., & Valkokari, K. (2009). Intellectual Property in Inter-organisational Relationships: Findings from the Interview Study in Finland and in the Netherlands. In Proceedings of the 2nd ISPIM Innovation Symposium - Stimulating Recovery - the Role of Innovation Management Lappeenranta University of Technology.