Chapter 1 Introduction -- Chapter 2 Why Do We Need IP Rules? -- Chapter 3 Conventional IP Strategy: Exercising Market Power Through IP -- Chapter 4 Sharing IP Strategy: Commercialization -- Chapter 5 Offensive IP Strategy: Litigation -- Chapter 6 Abstaining IP Strategy: Hiding Knowledge -- Chapter 7 The Impact of IP Risk in the Development of IP Markets -- Chapter 8 Government Strategies Towards IP Management -- Chapter 9 Conclusions -- Bibliography. .
This book identifies the potential of intellectual property as a competitive asset for Latin American firms. The authors employ a cognitive approach that involves identifying why small firms are reluctant to register patents, resorting rather to alternative IP competitive strategies. This, in turn, results in the undercapitalization of intellectual assets, thus creating hurdles for the development of capital venture markets. Using new data gathered from highly innovative SMEs in Latin America and the Caribbean, the authors bring a fresh cognitive approach towards understanding the institutional role of intellectual property, and outline various new policy recommendations. ..