Dr Frank Tietze, Lecturer in Technology and Innovation Management, University of Cambridge.

I lead the Innovation and Intellectual Property Management (IIPM) research group at the Centre for Technology Management and Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), Department of Engineering.

The IIPM group employs a managerial, portfolio, strategic and relational perspective on intellectual property (IP) in collaborative innovation processes for emerging and sustainable manufacturing technologies, including licensing practices (e.g. patent pledges, patent pools).

Topics we are interested in focus particularly on IP strategies that facilitate the development and adoption/ diffusion of sustainable technologies, such as electric mobility, photovoltaic, but also social / green innovations developed for global food security. We also pursue in interest on IP analytics and how it can help with strategic decision making in technology and innovation processes.

Current IIPM research group members are:

Recent IIPM publications:

Lütjen, H., Tietze, F., & Schultz, C. (2017). Service transitions of product-centric firms: An explorative study of service transition stages and barriers in Germany’s energy market. International Journal of Production Economics, forthcoming (Special Issue on „Service Implementation on Manufacturing Firms: Strategy, Economics and Practice“ ).

Tietze, F., & Holgersson, M. (2017). Sharing innovative and best-practice approaches for teaching Intellectual Property Management: A workshop report. World Patent Information.

Tietze, F. (2017, 15 May). How a open approach to patents could help build a sustainable future. The Conversation.

Sternkopf, J., Tietze, F., Eppinger, E., & Vimalnath, P. (2016). Open IP strategies for enabling sustainability transitions. CTM working paper series, (10/16). Cambridge, UK.

Pieper, T., et al. (2016). To share or not to share – Exploring the impact of sharing behavior on user innovativeness. CTM working paper series. 2016/06. Institute for Manufacturing. University of Cambridge. Cambridge, UK.

Tietze, F. and E. Hansen (2016). To own or to use? How product service systems facilitate eco-innovation behavior. CTM working paper series. 2016/04. Institute for Manufacturing. University of Cambridge. Cambridge, UK.

Foege, J. N., et al. (2016). What is mine is yours, or is it? Exploring solvers’ value appropriation strategies in crowdsourcing contests. R&D Management Conference. Cambridge, UK.

Granstrand, O. and F. Tietze (2016). IP strategies for evergreening of sequential innovations. R&D Management Conference. Cambridge, UK.

Pieper, T., et al. (2016). To share or not to share – Exploring the impact of sharing behavior on user innovativeness. R&D Management Conference, Cambridge, UK.

Tietze, F. and G. D. Lauritzen (2016). „IP challenges in multi-partner collaboration.“ PARTNER – Institute for Collaborative Working: 90-91.

Tietze, F., and Probert, D. (2015). Patent informatics for collaboration management. The Partner(May), 109-111.

Tietze, F., and Sawade, M. (2015). Innovationskraft aus Schleswig-Holstein: Eine regionale Patentdatenanalyse. Kiel University, WTSH-Wirtschaftsförderung und Technologietransfer Schleswig-Holstein

Tietze, F., et al. (2015). „To own or not to own: How ownership impacts user innovation – An empirical study.“ Technovation 38(April): 50-63.

Göldner, M., C. Herstatt and F. Tietze (2015). „The emergence of care robotics – A patent and publication analysis.“ Technological Forecasting and Social Change 92(March): 115-131.

Ortiz-Gallardo, V. G., et al. (2014). „Technology acquisition through collaboration: Practical insights for technology suppliers.“ International Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning 10(1): 67-85.

Dekkers, R. and F. Tietze (2014). Excavating the Role of NPEs in the Innovation Process: Did We Start a Mission Possible? IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation & Technology. Singapore.

Granstrand, O. and F. Tietze (2014). IP strategies and policies for and against evergreening. European Policy for Intellectual Property. European Commission, Brussels.

Schultz, C., Tietze, F., Lorenz, R., and Chai, K.-H. (2014). Organizational Design for Service Innovation Development – an Empirical Analysis of Servitizing Firms. Proceedings of the R&D Management Conference, Stuttgart, Germany. Fraunhofer Verlag. 235-250

Schultz, C. and F. Tietze (2014). Produkt Service Systeme als Gegenstand der betriebswirtschaftlichen Innovationsforschung. Motoren der Innovation – Zukunftsperspektiven der Innovationsforschung. C. Schultz and K. Hölzle. Heidelberg, Springer, 57-79