Abstract: In the biomedical field multiple stakeholders may collaboratively develop, package and build transactions around technology. This is often referred to as open innovation, open biotechnology or open source R&D. Intellectual Property (IP) and IP rights play important roles in collaborative platforms but little research has previously assessed the impact that such platforms exert on corporate IP-strategies. A case study was therefore conducted of the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), CAMBIA Biological Open Source (BiOS) and the Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV). Our results impact managerial decision-makers at pharmaceutical, biotech and agriscience companies intending to implement corporate open innovation and IP strategies.
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