Intellectual property management in innovative knowledge-based industries

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INFWEST seminar in Jyväskylä 11.-12.6.2007
Prof. Sirkka Jarvenpaa, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Dr. Hank Jones, Austin, Texas
Prof. Ulf Petrusson, Göteborg University
Dr. Mikko Välimäki, Svenska Handelshögskolan, Helsinki


* First day will be held at Savutuvan Apaja, Vaajakoski (12km from the centre of Jyväskylä). If you need transportation to Savutuvan Apaja, please mention that when registering.
* Second day will be spent at the University of Jyväskylä, Agora building, Mattilanniemi 2, room AgC132.1

150 EUR (meals not included)
For INFWEST member university department's staff participation is free-of-charge


At Savutuvan Apaja you will get full-board meals (coffee/tea breakfast, lunch, afternoon coffee/tea, small meal at the sauna) with 15 EUR. Everybody who attends the first day needs to pay this to Savutuvan Apaja. The price includes participation in the sauna evening.
During the second day, participants can get lunch from Piato lunch restaurant next to the seminar room.

By email to at latest one week before the seminar starts.
When registering, please mention possible special diets, and invoicing address (if you are not entitled to free participation).


Day 1: 09.00->

1. Introduction: Intellectual Property Management in Innovative knowledge-based industries (Ulf Petrusson)
2. Introduction: Basic concepts (patents, copyright, and tradesecrets  and the legislative differences in the U.S. and Europe) (Mikko Välimäki)
3. Software Licensing’s Impacts on Software Development (Hank Jones)
4. License based business models in the IT-sector (Ulf Petrusson)
5. Open innovation models (Sirkka Jarvenpaa)
-> Evening program at Savutuvan Apaja - Sauna and snacks

Day 2: 09.00-17.00

5. Open Source Software (“OSS”):  Emerging, Evolving Acceptance, Attributes, Benefits and Risks (Hank Jones)
6. The Rise of Open Source Licensing: A Challenge to the Use of Intellectual Property in the Software Industry (Mikko Välimäki)
7. Open Innovation and IP Management – using IPRs as building blocks instead of blocking (Ulf Petrusson)
8. IP Policies and Knowledge Worker Motivation (Sirkka Jarvenpaa)


Sirkka Jarvenpaa

Sirkka L. Jarvenpaa is Professor and the James Bayless/Rauscher Pierce Refsnes Chair in Business Administration at McCombs School of Business at  the University of Texas at Austin. She is the Director of the Center for Business, Technology and Law at McCombs School. Dr. Jarvenpaa has served as the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Association for Information Systems, co-editor in chief of the Journal of Strategic Information Systems, the senior editor for MIS Quarterly and Information Systems Research.
Address: Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management, McCombs School of Business, B6500, University of Texas at Austin, Austin,  TX  78712

Henry W. (Hank) Jones, III

Henry W. (Hank) Jones, III is a 26-year lawyer, consultant, executive, trainer, writer, adjunct teacher, and speaker. Jones has served on the senior management teams of three publicly traded, global technology vendors in blended business/legal roles, including as Vice President, Intellectual Property Development of U.S. Robotics (then a $3.5B USD revenue consumer and industrial products vendor). He has also worked for
3Com, Accenture, QMS, and Ashton-Tate (pre and post IPO).

Hank's open source work includes assisting vendors, law firms, users, executives, and projects with strategy, process design, product roadmaps, compliance audits, risk management, partner/supplier audits, product/tech. acquisitions, due diligence, license selection, pre-merger planning, post-merger integration, executive coaching, disputes, litigation, training, and other issues. He works globally from an Austin base, as

Hank been quoted on open source issues by Fast Company and The Deal's TechConfidential. He represented over 100 software, e-commerce, services, peripherals, data, and other i.t. vendors and users, including
shareware and open source practitioners.

His articles on open source issues, risks, and best practices have appeared in Enterprise Open Source Journal, Linux Journal, Software Business Online, Upgrade (bimonthly magazine of,, Software Development Forum newsletter, Contract Management, and The Sterling Report.

He has guest-taught at the MBA programs of the University of Texas at Austin, Kellogg (Northwestern Univ.), and other schools. Hank lead and spoken on national, regional, and offshore panels and published on open
source issues since '99, including OSBC 2004, SDForum's Open Source Summit (2003), Software 2005, Open Group, SWInvest, Software Quality Institute, First Tuesday (Prague), Budapest Engineering University
(Hungary), Austin Software Council, TPEN, SXSW, and the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals.

Ulf Petrusson

Ulf Petrusson is a professor of law at the School of Economics and Law in Göteborg, and the director and co-founder of CIP (Center for Intellectual Property Studies). In his directorial role, Ulf is responsible for the direction and continued advance of CIP’s research and educational programs, as well as its general development. Ulf is also the author of the book Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship: Creating Wealth in an Intellectual Value Chain (2004).

Mikko Välimäki

Mikko Välimäki, LL.M., Ph.D, is a research fellow at Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, Helsinki. He also teaches technology and intellectual property law as an adjunct professor at Helsinki University of Technology. Mr. Välimäki has consulted especially software companies and is the author of a book on open source licensing (available at Previously, Mr. Välimäki has been a visiting scholar at University of California, Berkeley. He is a co-founder and former chairman of Electronic Frontier Finland.