In this paper we combine insights from two streams of literature within the broad academic domain of strategic management – namely intellectual property management and dynamic capabilities – to advance our understanding of the dynamics of competition and innovation in technology-intensive industries dominated by large companies with highly complex products and businesses, large operational scale, and broad international reach. We argue that a firm’s IP management capability ought to be viewed as a dynamic capability, as propounded by Teece et al. (1997) and Teece (2007), and we accordingly propose a generic competition-influenced evolutionary pattern of patent application strategies, embodying three development phases: 1) passive strategy, during the early phase; 2) aggressive strategy, during the growth phase; 3) sophisticated strategy at the maturity phase. We test our ideas through a study of the patenting behaviour of two major competing firms in the commercial aircraft industry.
|Журнал||International Journal of Intellectual Property Management|
|Состояние||Опубликовано - 2021|
|Опубликовано для внешнего пользования||Да|