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IP Management System Quality Tool - Continuous assessment and improvement of IP management

Wedefelt, Carl (2009) MMK820 20092
Product Development
Abstract
Today’s information society puts an increased demand on companies to have implemented a structured IP management system to protect and control their knowledge.

This report describes the development of a quality tool that serves the purpose of identifying improvement areas in IP Management Systems at middle sized product development companies. The quality tool should represent a systematic approach to address key areas in a generic IP Management System and guide users in IP management. The tool was to be influenced by the assessment methodology found in self-assessment models such as SIQ and Baldrige.

The research project was performed in four phases. First a literature study was conducted on self assessment models and in IP... (More)
Today’s information society puts an increased demand on companies to have implemented a structured IP management system to protect and control their knowledge.

This report describes the development of a quality tool that serves the purpose of identifying improvement areas in IP Management Systems at middle sized product development companies. The quality tool should represent a systematic approach to address key areas in a generic IP Management System and guide users in IP management. The tool was to be influenced by the assessment methodology found in self-assessment models such as SIQ and Baldrige.

The research project was performed in four phases. First a literature study was conducted on self assessment models and in IP Management. Based on these findings a theoretical framework for Intellectual Property Management Systems was formed. To validate the theory, case studies at SCA and VAC were executed to compare theory with practice.

The studies formed the foundation for a first draft of the quality tool, which was built in phase two. In phase three the tool was tested in three workshops with cross functional personnel from VAC. Based on the feedback gathered in workshops, a final version of the tool was created. This version includes a preface section that aims to describe the context in which the company acts, a transformation phase which asks questions around the IP-Process, and a section for functions supporting the IP-process called supporting elements. Included in the tool are also IP definitions, category descriptions and an assessment matrix that is used when assessing approaches mapped in the IP Management System. (Less)
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author
Wedefelt, Carl
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organization
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MMK820 20092
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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Intellectual Property Management System, Self Assessment models
language
English
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2436965
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This report describes the development of a quality tool that serves the purpose of identifying improvement areas in IP Management Systems at middle sized product development companies. The quality tool should represent a systematic approach to address key areas in a generic IP Management System and guide users in IP management. The tool was to be influenced by the assessment methodology found in self-assessment models such as SIQ and Baldrige. 

The research project was performed in four phases. First a literature study was conducted on self assessment models and in IP Management. Based on these findings a theoretical framework for Intellectual Property Management Systems was formed. To validate the theory, case studies at SCA and VAC were executed to compare theory with practice. 

The studies formed the foundation for a first draft of the quality tool, which was built in phase two. In phase three the tool was tested in three workshops with cross functional personnel from VAC. Based on the feedback gathered in workshops, a final version of the tool was created. This version includes a preface section that aims to describe the context in which the company acts, a transformation phase which asks questions around the IP-Process, and a section for functions supporting the IP-process called supporting elements. Included in the tool are also IP definitions, category descriptions and an assessment matrix that is used when assessing approaches mapped in the IP Management System.},
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  keyword      = {Intellectual Property Management System,Self Assessment models},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {IP Management System Quality Tool - Continuous assessment and improvement of IP management},
  year         = {2009},
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