New Publication in Journal “Management International Review”: Cross-Border Dynamics of IP Modularity: International Patenting in LEDs and Lithium-Ion Secondary Battery Technology
To profit from their inventions, multinational enterprises (MNEs) rely on intellectual property (IP) modularity to master the tradeoff between owning the “right” patents in a technology and sharing other “less valuable” patents to spur innovation and foster technology dissemination.
In their recent publication “Cross-Border Dynamics of IP Modularity: International Patenting in LEDs and Lithium-Ion Secondary Battery Technology” in the peer-reviewed journal “Management International Review”, Prof. Dr. Peter M. Bican (FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg), Dr. Dirk Caspary (PatentSight GmbH), and Dr. Carsten C. Guderian (FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, PatentSight GmbH) analyze two technologies – LEDs and Lithium-Ion Secondary Battery Technology – in this regard.
In addition to tracing the technological development and key MNEs in various countries from 1990 to 2018, they introduce the Dynamic IP Modularity Application Matrix and demonstrate that integrating the firm and country levels yields insights into dynamic internationalization developments, particularly when considering the drawbacks to IP modularity.
The publication is available in this link.