11/11/2006

The evolution of intellectual property

Building a New IP Marketplace Firms endeavor to find the ideal balance between traditional proprietary invention and the new more open collaborative business models.

The importance of sharing, protecting and leveraging intellectual property was a consistent theme throughout IBM's Global Innovation Outlook (IBM), a worldwide conversation with 248 thought leaders from nearly three dozen countries and regions, representing 178 organizations.

These experts collaborated with IBM'ers to discuss the issues, determine the key characteristics of a properly functioning IP marketplace, and establish a blueprint for meaningful change.

The results of the project are reflected in a collaboratively written manifesto establishing the foundation of a functioning marketplace for the creation, ownership, licensing and equitable exchange of intellectual property.

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