IP in Collaborative Innovation: How IP (Co-) Ownership challenges Open Innovation

Activity: Talk or presentationScience to science


Innovation and creativity are no longer reserved for closed groups of people such as employees of a company; in fact, the innovation process has nowadays gone far beyond these traditional boundaries and involves a substantial number of external players like "lead users" or "virtual collectives". This development in the field of innovation management raises a number of crucial legal questions, especially with regard to IP law. Thus, the talk will deal with typical elements of IP governance for Open Innovation communities characterized by a large number of more or less anonymous contributors originating from different jurisdictions. It will be focused on the acquisition of intellectual property rights, their exploitation by multinational collectives and the special legal relationship between the contributors.
Period2 Dec 2014
Event titleMPI Workshop "Challenges of Knowledge Creation – Intellectual Property Protection and Innovation Performance"
Event typeUnkonwn
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (ÖFOS)

  • 505003 European law
  • 505044 Corporate law
  • 505
  • 505005 Intellectual property
  • 505038 Trademark and patent law
  • 505031 Civil law
  • 505030 Commercial law