IP Management in Biotech firms

Project partners:

Prof. Dr. Ove Granstrand at CHALMERS University of Technology (Göteborg, Sweden) and Prof. Dr. Cornelius Herstatt at the Institute for Technology and Innovation Management, Hamburg University of Technology (Hamburg, Germany)

Project scope:

IP management systems are becoming increasingly complex and strategic in handling an integrated portfolio of IPRs and intellectual assets rather than just „administrating“ patents, trademarks and copyrights as single, independent assets in an operational management way. The project analyses the development of IP management in a sample of German and Swedish Dedicated Biotechnology Firms (DBFs) with the main focus on the following two research questions: (1) Which events trigger the development towards a more strategically oriented IP management? (2) Can distinctive stages be identified and characterised in the development of IP management systems?

Research outcomes:

Tietze, F., O. Granstrand and C. Herstatt (2006). Towards an Advanced Intellectual Property Management System – Events and Stages during the Development. Evidence from the Biotech Sector. Portland International Conference for Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET). Istanbul, Turkey.

Tietze, F., O. Granstrand and C. Herstatt (2006). Towards advanced Intellectual Property Management – Events and Stages during the Development. Evidence from the Biotech Sector. Working Paper 35. Hamburg, Hamburg University of Technology.

Tietze, F. (2004). Development of Intellectual Property Management: Cases from German and Swedish Biotechnology Companies. Göteborg, CTH.: xi, 126.