Decision Considerations for Securing and Managing Intellectual Property within Additive Manufacturing Supply Chains

Kwaku Adu-Amankwa (Lead / Corresponding author), Athanasios Rentizelas, Angela Daly, Jonathan Corney, Andrew Wodehouse, Mirco Peron

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Abstract

Intellectual property is a crucial asset that generates debates about its effects on additive manufacturing supply chains. Actors within these supply chains must adapt to navigate intellectual property issues and decisions to sustain growth. However, no consensus exists among scholars and practitioners on “whether, why, or how” to secure and manage intellectual property, which complicates decision-making. This paper presents a quantitative survey of expert opinions from management, engineering, academia, and consultancy sectors on various decision considerations for securing and managing intellectual property in additive manufacturing supply chains. The findings indicate that decision-making remains significantly complex and non-uniform; this offers insights into crucial considerations when aiming to secure or manage intellectual property as a valued and balanced asset in additive manufacturing supply chains.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd IFAC World Conference
EditorsHideaki Ishii, Yoshio Ebihara, Jun-ichi Imura, Masaki Yamakita
PublisherElsevier
Pages6543-6548
Number of pages6
Edition2
ISBN (Electronic)9781713872344
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Nov 2023
Event22nd IFAC World Congress - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 9 Jul 202314 Jul 2023

Publication series

NameIFAC-PapersOnLine
Number2
Volume56
ISSN (Electronic)2405-8963

Conference

Conference22nd IFAC World Congress
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityYokohama
Period9/07/2314/07/23

Keywords

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Decision Consideration
  • Intellectual Property
  • Supply Chain Management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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