Digitisation is creating new challenges for intellectual property; Martin Bader of the Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt discusses this ahead of the 2020 R&D Management Conference.
What do you think are the most disruptive influences impacting developments in your track?
Digital Transformation; new technologies, e.g. like Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, Digital Ledger Technologies; new ethical standards or the need for new ethical standards; and the generation, use and exploitation of Common Goods, e.g. like in Smart City concepts, the Internet.
Can you describe some recent findings in this area that are of interest to you personally?
How can Intellectual Property Management support the generation, use and exploitation of Common Goods; relevant for the Open Innovation Paradigm, Cooperation and Competition, Standardisation bodies, e.g. the current 5G Standard Essential Patents (SEP) development, and also for new technologies that are essential for the public wellbeing economy and values, incl. sustainability philosophy, climate change disruption.
If someone was new to this topic what would you suggest they read to get a quick overview of the issues?
- Gassmann O. & Bader M. (2017) Patentmanagement. Springer, 4th edition.
- Gassmann O., Bader M. & Thompson M. (2020 – forthcoming) Intellectual Property Management. Management for Professionals Series, Springer.
- Mazzarol T. & Reboud S. (2020) Intellectual Property Management. In: Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Springer Texts in Business and Economics. Springer, Singapore.
Track chair: Prof. Dr. Martin A. Bader, Professor for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship, THI Business School, Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt, Germany. Visit his LinkedIn profile here.