Intellectual Property Management


The concept provides a brief but comprehensive overview of the history and fundamentals of intellectual property and provides some practical information on how companies can protect their own intellectual property.

Technique Overview

Intellectual Property Management

Intellectual Property Management Definition

Intellectual property/capital are terms used to describe intangible assets: the results of human endeavour that have value and are original, such as designs, publications, inventions, computer software and music. These assets increasingly making up a large proportion of company net worth. The protection and management of these assets has become a commercial imperative, requiring the development of a set of practices that are encompassed within field of Intellectual Property Management (IPM) (Paasi et al., 2010; Rivette and Kline, 2000).

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  • Al-Ali, N. (2003) Comprehensive Intellectual Capital management: Step-by-Step. Hoboken, New Jersey, John Wiley and Sons.
  • Burnside, B. and Witkin, L. (2008) Forging Successful University-Industry Collaborations. Research Technology Management, Vol. 51(2), pp. 26-30.
  • De Andino, J., Michael, M. and Murphy, G.M. (2007) US Patent Office Delays Creating Limited and Late Protection. Intellectual Property and Technology Law Journal, Vol. 19(11), pp. 17-20.
  • Granstrand, O. (1999) The Economics and Management of Intellectual Property: Towards Intellectual Capitalism. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham.

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