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Research at Stanford University

Two of our researchers are spending this year at Stanford University for research and project work.

Professor Ove Granstrand is spending another period as visiting professor at SIEPR – Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, this time working on a book on Innovation and IP for Growth and Welfare plus various other projects. One project probes IP management and licensing in medical collaborative innovation. Another project regards the role of  IP in environmental innovations.

Erik Olesund is taking master courses and assisting in research.

Our researchers awarded ‘Article of the Month’

Each year, the Licensing Executive Society (LES) selects the four best papers from its journal les Nouvelles and name them ‘Articles of the Month’. We are proud to announce that the paper ‘The 25% rule revisited and a new investment-based method for determining FRAND licensing royalties’ by our researchers Ove Granstrand and Marcus Holgersson has been awarded ‘Article of the Month’ for February 2013:

LES Article of the Month

In the paper, a new investment-based method for determining fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) licensing royalties is developed. This method is not only applicable to one-to-one bilateral licensing deals but also to multilateral deals with multiple license sellers and multiple license buyers. The authors also provide an accompanying calculation tool for download here at, find more information here.



Marcus Holgersson has successfully defended his PhD thesis

Marcus Holgersson, who has been a core member of our group since its start, has successfully defended his PhD thesis. The thesis, that covers strategic IP management and economics of technology, was presented and discussed at a public PhD defense at Chalmers University of Technology on November 16th, 2012. The thesis was praised for its qualities both by the opponent, professor Hans-Georg Gemünden (TU-Berlin), and by the grading committee, consisting of professor Hans Björnsson (Chalmers University of Technology), professor Maureen McKelvey (Gothenburg University), and professor Jan-Eric Sundgren (AB Volvo).


Read more about the thesis here:
[intlink id=”450″ type=”post”]Innovation and Intellectual Property: Strategic IP Management and Economics of Technology[/intlink]


Upcoming PhD defense: Innovation and Intellectual Property

On Friday 16 November, 2012, Marcus Holgersson will defend his PhD thesis, Innovation and Intellectual Property: Strategic IP Management and Economics of Technology, at a public seminar at Chalmers University of Technology. The opponent is Professor Hans Georg Gemünden at TU Berlin. The thesis will be defended in English.

PhD defense
Date: 16 November  2012
Time: 13.15
Place: Vasa A, Vera Sandbergs Allé 8, Göteborg

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[intlink id=”450″ type=”post”]Find the abstract of the thesis here.[/intlink]


Nicole Ziegler has successfully defended her thesis

Nicole Ziegler, who has been a guest researcher in our group for the last year, has successfully defended her PhD thesis. The thesis, that covers internal IP management strategies and processes as well as the external exploitation of IP, was presented and discussed at a PhD defense at the University of St. Gallen on September 6th, 2012. Read more about her thesis in the publication section.


[intlink id=”433″ type=”post”]Find the abstract to the thesis here.[/intlink]