From the very time they are launched, companies need to engage in a careful and deliberate process of developing, implementing and continuously improving policies and practices with respect to development, acquisition and protection of the technology and other intellectual property rights that are necessary for pursuit and achievement of their strategic goals and objectives. In general, technology management concerns itself with the creation or acquisition of technology, particularly the process of transforming basic knowledge, or science, into products that have practical and commercial utility in the marketplace or in internal business activities. Technology management also includes the steps that need to be taken to protect the technology of the firm, including the development and maintenance of an intellectual property rights portfolio, and the formulation and implementation of strategies for commercial exploitation of the company’s technological assets.
The Sustainable Entrepreneur’s Library of Resources for Technology Management consists of three Parts. Part I provides an overview of the scope and practice of technology management, including the special challenges of managing and commercializing emerging technologies, and then continues with a discussion of various topics including the environmental and institutional influences on technology management; the strategic aspects of technology management; assigning management responsibilities for technology activities; technology forecasting; technology scanning, evaluation and selection; methods for acquisition of new technologies, including internal development and outsourcing; strategies for exploitation of technology rights; methods for protecting the advantages of technologies; knowledge management and technology management activities in developing countries. Part II includes chapters on management of technology activities; research and development; and sustainable technology management. Part III includes chapters on the important types of intellectual property rights available to companies to appropriate the value of their innovative activities—patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets—and chapters that explain how to develop and implement an intellectual property rights strategy; conduct audits of a company’s intellectual property assets; create intellectual property compliance programs and manuals; and sort out ownership and usage rights of intellectual property in the employment relationship.
Chapters or Articles in Books
Articles in Journals
Theses and Dissertations
Government and Other Public Domain Publications
WEBINARS AND PODCASTS
West Legal Ed Center: Click here for list of all programs presented by the Business Counselor Institute, an affiliate of the Sustainable Entrepreneurship Project, on West Legal Ed Center. Programs relating to technology management and transactions include several videos prepared for the Beyond the Bar training initiative and the following webinars (available on demand):
Business Counselor Institute on West Legal Ed Center
- Technology Management (12.2015)
Beyond the Bar Training Programs
- Technology Management
- Intellectual Property Audits
- Trade Secret Protection Programs