Managing Intellectual Property Assets for Creative SMEs (Part 2)
In this exploratory project, a number of design-led projects were examined to see the extent to which IP issues feature, where in the design process and how they arise, and the extent to which they aid or inhibit multi-party working. This project provided an analysis of Intellectual Property management issues arising from the use of innovative design methods by SMEs for product/service development.
Project outputs include:
- Townley, B. and Searle, N. (in progress). ‘Creating Economy: Enterprise, Intellectual Property and the Valuation of Goods‘. Oxford University Press.
- Chillas, S., Grewar, M., Townley, B., and Berthold, H. (2017). ‘It’s not business models that keeps me awake at night’: an exploration of business models as narrative in new venture formation’. (Under submission)
- Berthold, H., Grewar, M., Chillas, S. and Townley, B. (forthcoming). ‘Appropriating value: On the relationship between business models and intellectual property’. In C. Waelde and A. Brown (Eds.) Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Creative Industries. Edward Elgar.
- Fashioning Property: Understandings of Intellectual Property in Fashion and Design delivered to HERA-Enterprise of Culture Conference, 11-12 June 2015, Oslo.
Innovation and IP: A dialectical view. This conference paper was presented at the European Policy for Intellectual Property Conference, Glasgow, 2-3 September 2015
- Intellectual Property and Copying: The Attitudes of Creatives – This paper examines the understanding and perception of micro and SME games developers and fashion and textile designers of intellectual property (IP) and its enforcement.
- For what it’s worth: explorations into early-stage IP – This paper critically reflects on a Scottish innovation initiative delivered by a national consortium of both academic and non-academic organisations and the strategies adopted towards the propertisation of ideational content in the development of new entrepreneurial ventures.
- Up your IP: Design meets Intellectual Property –
- The first workshop was aimed at Design industry practitioners and was held in June 2014 in Edinburgh. Organised by ICC and Creative Scotland and co-sponsored by CREATe, the workshop aimed to improve awareness and action on IP for Creative Industry enterprises.
- The second IP workshop was held on 28 October 2015 and focussed on the Digital and Performing Arts sector. Attracting 45 members of the Federation of Scottish Theatres (FST) the workshop revealed the complexity of IP issues to be managed when digital technologies are incorporated into an established, multi-faceted industry such as theatre.
- The third in the series of IP workshops with creative industries practitioners was held on 25 September 2014 and was targeted towards the games sector. ‘Make your assets sweaty’ was organised by ICC and Creative Scotland, with additional financial support from CREATe and explored how to make intellectual properties ooze with revenue potential.
- Project poster – Project activities have been summarised in this poster which was presented at the CREATe All Hands conference in September 2014.