Digital “Mash-ups,” Patents, and Copyright

Kevin J. Boudreau, Lars Bo Jeppesen, Milan Miric

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Abstrakt

Are our intellectual property (IP) institutions effective for a new generation of digi- tal innovations? To make progress on this question, this paper analyzes a novel dataset on mobile app developers’ use of patents and copyright, product revenues, licensing and outsourcing, and product and developer characteristics. We find within-industry het- erogeneity in patent and copyright use, even among
seemingly similar suppliers selling similar products. This pattern of IP use, along with consequent revenues and propensity to engage in IP trade is closely associated with the specific nature of
innovations em- bodied in the products. Therefore, whereas patent and copyright use historically have differed across industries while tending to be similar across suppliers within the same industry, the
?mash-up? nature of digital products (amalgams of programs, datasets, graphics, algorithms, etc.) results in unusually finer-grained differences within indus- tries. Pliant digital product development
choices and IP choices go hand-in-hand.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2018
Antal sider38
StatusUdgivet - 2018
BegivenhedDRUID18 Conference - Copenhagen Business School, Frederiksberg, Danmark
Varighed: 11 jun. 201813 jun. 2018
Konferencens nummer: 40
https://conference.druid.dk/Druid/?confId=57

Konference

KonferenceDRUID18 Conference
Nummer40
LokationCopenhagen Business School
LandDanmark
ByFrederiksberg
Periode11/06/201813/06/2018
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Emneord

  • Copyright
  • Patents
  • Digitization
  • Platforms
  • Mobile apps

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