Specification Patent Management for Web Application Platform Ecosystem

  • Yoshiaki Fukami
  • Masao Isshiki
  • Hideaki Takeda
  • Ikki Ohmukai
  • Jiro Kokuryo
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 113)

Abstract

Diversified usage of web applications has encouraged disintegration of web platform into management of identification and applications. Users make use of various kinds of data linked to their identity with multiple applications on certain social web platforms such as Facebook or MySpace. There has emerged competition among web application platforms. Platformers can design relationship with developers by controlling patent of their own specification and adopt open technologies developed external organizations. Platformers choose a way to open according to feature of the specification and their position. Patent management of specification come to be a key success factor to build competitive web application platforms. Each way to attract external developers such as standardization, open source has not discussed and analyzed all together.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoshiaki Fukami
    • 1
  • Masao Isshiki
    • 1
  • Hideaki Takeda
    • 2
  • Ikki Ohmukai
    • 2
  • Jiro Kokuryo
    • 3
  1. 1.Graduate School of Media and GovernanceKeio UniversityEndo Fujisawa-cityJapan
  2. 2.National Institute of InformaticsTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Faculty of Policy ManagementKeio UniversityEndo Fujisawa-cityJapan

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