Patent Aggregating Companies

Their strategies, activities and options for producing companies

  • Frauke Rüther

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Frauke Rüther
    Pages 1-23
  3. Frauke Rüther
    Pages 93-153
  4. Frauke Rüther
    Pages 181-191
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 192-225

About this book


Entering the post-industrial age, knowledge has become an important asset for sustained competitive advantage. In recent years, a new type of patent acquirers has emerged. These companies do not produce goods and therefore, do not need patents in their historical meaning. However, they acquire patents and aggregate patent portfolios and little is known about them. Frauke Rüther defines patent aggregating companies and explores their strategies, activities, and their evolution over time, as well as how producing companies can utilize them to leverage their patent portfolios.

Authors and affiliations

  • Frauke Rüther
    • 1
  1. 1.St. GallenSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Gabler Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-8349-4454-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-8349-4455-9
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