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On Intellectual Property in Online Open Innovation for SME by Means of Blockchain and Smartcontracts

EasyChair Preprint no. 6181

12 pagesDate: July 30, 2021


Intellectual Property issues (IP) is a concern that refrains companies to cooperate in whatever of Open
Innovation (OI) processes. Particularly, SME consider open innovation as uncertain, risky processes.
Despite the opportunities that online OI platforms offer, SMEs have so far failed to embrace them,
and proved reluctant to OI. We intend to find whether special collaborative spaces that facilitate a
sort of preventive idea claiming, explicit claiming evolution of defensive publication, as so far patents
and publications for prevailing innovation, can be the right complementary instruments in OI as to
when stronger IP protection regimes might drive openness by SME in general. These spaces, which
we name NIR (Networking Innovation Rooms), are a practical, smart paradigm to boost OI for SME.
There users sign smart contracts as NDA which takes charge of timestamping any IP disclosure or
creation and declares what corrective actions (if they might apply) might be taken for unauthorised
IP usage or disclosure of any of the NDA signers. With Blockchain, a new technology emerges which
enables decentralised, fine-grained IP management for OI.

Keyphrases: Blockchain, Open Innovation, smart contracts

BibTeX entry
BibTeX does not have the right entry for preprints. This is a hack for producing the correct reference:
  author = {Jose Luis de la Rosa and Denisa Gibovic and Victor Torres-Padrosa and Lutz Maicher and Francesc Miralles and Andres El-Fakdi and Andrea Bikfalvi},
  title = {On Intellectual Property in Online Open Innovation for SME by Means of Blockchain and Smartcontracts},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 6181},

  year = {EasyChair, 2021}}
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