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Intellectual property rights in purchasing and sourcing - Overview of current best practices

Hedberg, Tobias (2017)
Department of Automatic Control
Abstract
In purchasing and sourcing situations not all companies have a guideline or policy on the handling of intellectual property (IP) rights in these. This thesis covers a literature study on the area followed by interviews with high ranking positions in the industry and technology sector. The aim of the thesis is to create an overview of current best practices in said situations. By consulting relevant literature and conducting interviews it is clear that some key points are deemed more or less necessary for a healthy IP portfolio handling in these situations. These include; establishing a non-disclosure agreement, structuring the ownership of any upcoming IP developed under an agreement beforehand and having the IP department working in close... (More)
In purchasing and sourcing situations not all companies have a guideline or policy on the handling of intellectual property (IP) rights in these. This thesis covers a literature study on the area followed by interviews with high ranking positions in the industry and technology sector. The aim of the thesis is to create an overview of current best practices in said situations. By consulting relevant literature and conducting interviews it is clear that some key points are deemed more or less necessary for a healthy IP portfolio handling in these situations. These include; establishing a non-disclosure agreement, structuring the ownership of any upcoming IP developed under an agreement beforehand and having the IP department working in close junction with the purchasing and R&D department are some. Lastly, the thesis concludes that an essential factor determining IP success is a good understanding of the own portfolio and its implications. (Less)
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Hedberg, Tobias
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H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
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report number
TFRT-6044
ISSN
0280-5316
language
English
id
8927507
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2017-11-17 10:26:54
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  abstract     = {In purchasing and sourcing situations not all companies have a guideline or policy on the handling of intellectual property (IP) rights in these. This thesis covers a literature study on the area followed by interviews with high ranking positions in the industry and technology sector. The aim of the thesis is to create an overview of current best practices in said situations. By consulting relevant literature and conducting interviews it is clear that some key points are deemed more or less necessary for a healthy IP portfolio handling in these situations. These include; establishing a non-disclosure agreement, structuring the ownership of any upcoming IP developed under an agreement beforehand and having the IP department working in close junction with the purchasing and R&D department are some. Lastly, the thesis concludes that an essential factor determining IP success is a good understanding of the own portfolio and its implications.},
  author       = {Hedberg, Tobias},
  issn         = {0280-5316},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Intellectual property rights in purchasing and sourcing - Overview of current best practices},
  year         = {2017},
}