Intellectual property (IP) has been viewed as one of key resources of born global companies and INVs. Early internationalization and entrepreneurial venturing in foreign countries, two commonly explored topics by IE scholars, have often been associated with knowledge-intensive industries where IP and IP protection is critical to success. Interestingly, the topic of IP protection and management has been relatively underexplored in the IE literature.

In hopes of stimulating research on the topic, ie-Scholar, Bashar Malkawi, would like to share two of his recent articles on IP in the global context – the need to relax IP rights and revisit the issue of patent pools.