Open innovation in the IT strategic business models of standards and patents
by Masami Kajiura
International Journal of Logistics Economics and Globalisation (IJLEG), Vol. 4, No. 1/2, 2012

Abstract: The intellectual property rights of information technology (IT) patents conforming to international standards have recently been used by international businesses as powerful IT companies' patents and standards have increasingly been developed to those standards. Thus, the relationship among technology, patents and standards is closer than that in the past. The standardisation trend has changed from the previous model of one powerful firm creating a de facto standard to the current consensus-based (de jure) standardisation models involving an industry forum or consortium. This study describes the IT standardisation trend in patents and explains the business model strategies for standards and patents. In the current business model, open innovation has shifted from the corporate level to the institutional organisation level as demonstrated in case studies.

Online publication date: Mon, 11-Aug-2014

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