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Thursday, June 9th, 2016

authoredThis article examines the relationship between patent management and indicators of a firm’s financial and patenting performance. The empirical analyses are based on a sample of 158 technology-based firms from the US and Germany across multiple industries. The article sums up the results of the analyses as such:

  • Patent protection management and patent information management are positively correlated with a firm’s level of financial profitability and the strategic and financial impact of its patent portfolio
  • The two aspects of patent management are key to determining the level of value a firm can create from patents
  • A firm’s technology strategy moderates the relationship between patent protection management and a firm’s performance

Friday, April 16th, 2010

authoredThe Value Articulation Framework is an innovation strategy framework that assimilates intellectual property management activities with the practices of marketing and strategy. The journal discusses the framework with notable examples that embody the principles as such:

  • The role of all IP regimes and their utility as management levers is central to the articulation construct
  • Optionality embedded in IP regimes can build and sustain competitive advantage
  • The Value Articulation Framework connects IP options, investments and benefits in a unique way to enable growth in existing markets and to lead the transition to new markets

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

authoredThe journal attempts to reconcile the logic of strategy, intellectual property, brands, and semiotics to inform design management by developing a framework that finds visual equities at the intersection of strategy and brand meaning.


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Monday, June 9th, 2008

authoredThe article discusses the strategic use of intellectual property rights specifically trademarks by Apple to take hold of the competitive market for media players.

Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management Academy of Inventors United States Department of Commerce  World Intellectual Property Organization