The impact of open IP platforms on IP-strategy norms in Life Sciences
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In the biomedical field multiple stakeholders may collaboratively develop, package and build transactions around technology. This mode of distributed innovation activity is often referred to as open innovation, open biotechnology or open source R&D. When such phenomena include both commercial and non-profit actors the most commonly used term is public-private partnership (PPP). In this paper we focus on the structured systems - that enable knowledge transactions - per se in PPPs and other collaborative platforms. Phenomena we refer to as open IP platforms. In spite of the important role that intellectual property (IP) and IP rights play in the value creation on such platforms - little research has previously assessed the impact that norms of open IP platforms exert on corporate IP-strategies. A case study on three open IP platforms was therefore performed to understand this better. To understand some of the norms of in the medical field the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) was included, while CAMBIA Biological Open Source (BiOS) served as a comparison of the plant technology field and the Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) as a case study of development suited for the third world. Our study creates a holistic elucidation of the norms on the investigated open IP platforms that Life Science companies must relate to, in order to maximize value extraction potential. Value is thus provided for IP-strategy decisions concerning open innovation in general, but open IP platforms in particular. Our results thus impact managerial decision-makers at pharmaceutical, biotech and agriscience companies contemplating to implement corporate open innovation strategies.
Intellectual property, intellectual property strategy, open intellectual property platform, open innovation, open biotechnology, open source R&D, life sciences, multiple stakeholders, company
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-74775OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-74775DiVA: diva2:492523