This text focuses on intellectual property management in small and medium-sized enterprises from both a national and international perspective, and considers the question in the context of innovation and knowledge management.Interpretation What constitutes the under-use of patent information by SMEs is conditional upon a number of factors ranging from unawareness to avoidance. Our findings ... Cost becomes an insurmountable barrier when firms cannot be clear about the benefit they will obtain. ... Many technology-based firms are still in a state of relative ignorance as to what benefits are to be found in the patent literature.
|Title||:||Intellectual Property and Innovation Management in Small Firms|
|Publisher||:||Psychology Press - 2007|