2003 - 2005
IRI Member Companies are engaging small high technology companies, federal laboratories, universities, international firms and competitors in ways not dreamed of just five years ago. Central to these collaborations is the need to share proprietary intellectual assets (IA) to meet the objectives of the collaboration, as well as protect that information from unintended use. To understand how firms successfully share and protect know-how and trade secrets in collaborative relationships, this group conducted interviews with over 20 Member Company Representatives.
E. Hummel - Lucent Technologies
R. Kumpf - Bayer Polymers
Subject Matter Experts
Gene Slowinski - Rutgers University