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RESEARCH

Research activities at CIP are focused on the paradigm shift from an industrial to a knowledge economy. CIP Research investigates the structural transformation of industry, universities, and society through an interdisciplinary approach involving scholars and experts in management, economics, law, technology, sociology, and political science. A central theme is the role of intellectual assets, property, and capital in the formation of wealth and welfare in what we term the (control of) knowledge economy.


 

Understanding value and control in Knowledge-Based Business

Modern knowledge-based business models are dependent on the control of knowledge, hence, intellectual property. The CIP research program on Knowledge-Based Business is focused on understanding the link between between value and control in relation to a firm’s strategic intellectual assets and positions. Key areas of research include the development of models and tools concerning:

  • Transformation from a material to and intellectual value chain
  • Competitive positioning on technology vs. product markets
  • Open innovation platforms

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University Innovation Systems

At a core institution in the development and transfer of knowledge, the role of the university is also under transformation in the knowledge economy. CIP research into University Innovation Systems focuses on the development of the complete academic environment that combines education, research, and innovation. Key areas of research include:

  • Utilizations models for academic research
  • Capabilities and governance mechanisms for the systemic management of research results
  • Knowledge management framework for the operational evaluation and management of research results

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IP and Innovation

Intellectual property from a traditional industrial perspective was predominantly designed to block others, but this is now changing. The CIP research program on Intellectual Property and Innovation explores the dynamic role of intellectual assets, property and capital as building blocks to design innovations, markets, and ventures. Key areas of research include:

  • IP in creative industries
  • IP as a financial instrument
  • IP at the interface of science

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IP and Open Innovation in Telecommunication Standards (in collaboration with Ericsson)

Bowman Heiden has published the second article in a series on IP and open innovation in telecommunication standards, “Valuing Standard Essential Patents in the Knowledge Economy: A Comparison of F/RAND Royalty Methodologies in US Courts.” in International Journal of Standardization Research.

The research project focuses on the role intellectual property plays in the sustainable development of open innovation platforms in the knowledge economy, in particular, the context of open standards in the telecommunication industry.

IP and Open Innovation in Telecommunication Standards (in collaboration with Ericsson)

Bowman Heiden has published the first of a series of articles on IP and open innovation in telecommunication standards. The paper “The viability of FRAND: How the seminal landmark Microsoft ruling could impact the value of standard essential patents and the future of telecom standards” is published in Telecommunications Policy.

The research project focuses on the role intellectual property plays in the sustainable development of open innovation platforms in the knowledge economy, in particular, the context of open standards in the telecommunication industry.