IP Management - Economic Perspectives
- 15 Jan 2021
• Two public good characteristics are non-rivalrous consumption and non-excludability
These characteristics distinguish intangible goods from tangible or physical goods. The use of tangible goods is based on rivalry and exclusionary/limited use.
• Today intangibles like knowledge and information are used to generate income in a knowledge economy. Nowadays intangible assets dominate the economy, because advantages out of IP are becoming more and more important in an information minted economy.
• The types of economic advantages that companies can derive from IPRs are practicing or exclusivity, licensing, litigation, deterring and IP as collateral.
• Intellectual property rights are a market-based mechanism for disseminating knowledge. IPRs promote risky, uncertain and costly investments
• The main driver of effective IP management should always be the creation of value in line with the business strategy.