Auditing patent portfolio for strategic exploitation: A decision support framework for intellectual property managers

Grimaldi, M., Cricelli, L., Rogo, F.    

Journal of Intellectual Capital

Abstract

Purpose

Several causes may induce firm managers to analyze the actual technology condition of patent portfolios, among which is the need of exploiting patents strategically. In this paper, the question of how to support intellectual property (IP) managers of large high technology companies in their strategic decision-making process of evaluating patents is examined. The purpose of this paper is to provide a decision support framework that suggests the suitable exploitation strategy for patents. Leggi il seguito

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