Joel West’s
Research on Intellectual Property

Since his earliest days as a Ph.D. student, Joel has maintained an ongoing interest in intellectual property issues.

Unofficial copies of the paper are available by clicking on the title of the paper. Official copies (where copyright permits) can be reached by clicking on the DOI or by browsing the issue date.

See also his research on open source software and open innovation.


Rudi Bekkers and Joel West, “The Limits to IPR Standardization Policies as Evidenced by Strategic Patenting in UMTS,” Telecommunications Policy, 33, 1-2 (Feb.-March 2009): 80-97. DOI: 10.1016/j.telpol.2008.11.003

Joel West, “Does Appropriability Enable or Retard Open Innovation?” Chapter 6 in Henry Chesbrough, Wim Vanhaverbeke and Joel West, eds., Open Innovation: Researching a New Paradigm, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Joel West, “How Open is Open Enough? Melding Proprietary and Open Source Platform Strategies,” Research Policy 32, 7 (July 2003): 1259-1285. DOI: 10.1016/S0048-7333(03)00052-0

Joel West, “Qualcomm’s Standards Strategy,” Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE Conference on Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology, Boulder, Colorado (Oct. 2001): 62-76. DOI: 10.1109/SIIT.2001.968556

Joel West, “Software Rights and Japan’s Shift to an Information Society,” Asian Survey, 35, 12 (Dec. 1995): 1118-1139. Reprinted in Edward R. Beauchamp, ed., The Japanese Economy and Economic Issues since 1945, New York: Garland, 1998, pp. 274-296.

Teaching Cases

Joel West, “Digital Music: Hollywood vs. Silicon Valley” unpublished case, San José State University, College of Business, October 2002.

Joel West, “Live365: Sustaining the Internet Radio Revolution,” unpublished case, San José State University, College of Business, October 2002.

Joel West, “Qualcomm 2000: CDMA Technologies,” European Case Clearinghouse, Case 302-069-1, May 2002.

Book Reviews

Joel West, “Understanding Open Source Licensing: Three How-to Guides,” IEEE Software 22, 4 (July/August 2005): 114-116. DOI: 10.1109/MS.2005.89

Joel West, “Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy,” Journal of Product Innovation Management, 16, 5 (Sept. 1999): 504-505.

Last Updated April 2, 2009

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