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Liliana Mitkova is Full Professor at University Evry-Val-d’Essonne member of University Paris Saclay, France in management science, head of the research group “Innovation Net and International Dynamics” (RINNODI) at LITEM Laboratory, UEVE. Her areas of expertise are in the fields of Innovation Management, especially concerning Intellectual Property Rights’ strategy and exploitation of the patent portfolios on the technological market. She has worked with several French international industrial groups on the Innovation and patent management issues under tree main approaches:

  • Strategic, focused on the decisions in terms of protection and exploitation of the invention. She has explored the place of the patents into innovation process and the building of the bridge between patent and innovation management under open perspective. Her interests concern the interactions among the patent strategy and the firms’ innovation strategies, especially with the different open innovation processes (licensing-in and licensing-out, Research & Development collaboration, Merger &Acquisition, sell of patent, etc.);
  • Marketing, dedicated to the development of the technological market and the licensing policy as well as the selection of singular marketing tools to build a patent marketing strategy; –
  • Organizational approach, concerning the structures that are beneficial for open innovation management using intellectual property rights. 

On these aspects, Ms. Mitkova has published numerous articles in French and international journals as well as book chapters. Since 2015 she is one of the proponent of the standing track “open innovation” at the annual Conference of European Academy of Management (EURAM). She has coordinated three international research projects PHC in innovation field with several partners in China. 


  • Research on China’s Knowledge Sharing System: Under Open Innovation Framework, avec X. Wang, International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, 2016 
  • Identification of technology development trends based on subject–action–object analysis: The case of dye-sensitized solar cells, avec Wang X., Qui P., Zhu D., Lei M., Porter A., Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol. 98, pp. 24-46, 2015
  • The new challenges of organizing intellectual property in complex industries: a discussion based on the case of Thales, avec C. Ayerbe, N. Lazaric, M. Callois, Technovation, Vol. 34, pp. 232-241, 2014
  • Implementation of open innovation model: organizational approach, Review of Integrative Business and Economics Research, Vol. 3, N°2, pp.77-87, 2014
  • A Method Using Two Dimensions of the Patent Classification for Measuring the Technological Proximity. An Application in Identifying a Potential R&D Partner in Biotechnology, avec K. Angué et C. Ayerbe, The Journal of Technology Transfer, Vol. 39, N°5, pp. 716-747, 2014
  • How to Manage Open Innovation: Organizational Approach, Review of Management Innovation & Creativity, Vol. 6, N° 19, pp. 7-14, 2013
  • Nouveaux modes d’organisation dans l’industrie de la défense et nouveaux enjeux pour le management de la propriété intellectuelle : une discussion à partir du cas Thales, avec M. Callois, N. Lazaric et C. Ayerbe, Revue d’Economie Industrielle, N° 137, pp. 9-42, 2012
  • Strategic and operational patent management in the case of intensive licensing: how to deal with the organisational questions, avec C. Ayerbe, International Journal of Business and Systems Research Vol. 5, N°6, pp. 546-563, 2011
  • Entrevue d’Alfred Chaouat, Senior Vice-Président de Technicolor en charge des activités de licensing, Président du L.E.S – France, avec P. Corbel, Management International, Vol. 14, N°3, pp. 87-95, 2010
  • Le management stratégique de la propriété intellectuelle : nouvelles perspectives et nouveaux enjeux, avec C. Ayerbe, D. Castle, P. Corbel, M. Terziovski, Numéro spécial « Le management stratégique de la propriété industrielle », Management International, Vol. 14, N°3, V-VIII, 2010
  • La licence : un choix stratégique de valorisation des brevets. Le cas des entreprises françaises, Gestion 2000, Vol. 2, pp. 211-229, 2009
  • Stratégies de brevet et arrangements organisationnels au sein des grands groupes industriels français, avec C. Ayerbe, Management International, Vol. 12, N°4, pp. 10-23, 2008
  • Perspectives pour la gestion des brevets : quel rôle pour le marketing, Gestion 2000, N°4, pp. 59-77, 2005
  • Marketing: a Key Element in Patent Management, International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, Vol. 4, N°4, pp. 487-500, 2005 
  • Quelle organisation pour la valorisation des brevets d’invention ? Le cas d’Air Liquide, avec C. Ayerbe, Revue Française de Gestion, Vol. 31, N°155, pp. 191-206, 2005
  • L’approche marketing dans la gestion des brevets : une composante essentielle de la gestion du patrimoine immatériel, Revue Française de Gestion, N°130, pp. 125-134, 2000


  • Knowledge sharing practices in project management, in Knowledge and Project Management: A Shared Approach to Improve Performance, M. Handzic, A. Bassi (Eds), Springer, Germany, (in Press), 2017
  • Chinese Innovation System: The Case of Agricultural Knowledge Sharing, with Xi Wang, in Intellectual Property Issues in Biotechnology, H.B. Singh, A. Jha, C. Keswani (Eds), CABI, UK, 2016.
  • Communities of practice as tool of enhancing competitiveness in rising economies: lessons learnt from the Chinese company, in Organizational knowledge facilitation through communities of practice in emerging markets, Sh. Buckley, G. Majewski, A. Giannakopoulos (Eds), IGI Global, USA, 2016
  • Les brevets, déploiement d’une stratégie de protection ?, avec C. Ayerbe, Stratégies du changement, Innovation et transformation des organisations, O. Meier et al. coord., Dunod, 160 pages, 2013, pp. 91-115
  • Les enjeux d’une stratégie de valorisation financière des brevets sous forme de licences, avec C. Ayerbe, Nouvelles fonctions du brevet : approches économiques et managériales, P. Corbel et C. Le Bas coord., Economica, 180 pages, 2012, pp. 125-146
  • Increasing value from patents: Organisational Arrangements, Learning and Knowledge Creation, avec M. Ingam, E. Métais et C. Ayerbe, in The role of Intellectual property Rights in Biotechnology Innovation, David Castle (Ed.), E. Elgar Publisher, USA, 480 pages, 2009, pp.159-177
  • Adaptation de l’organisation à la gestion de l’invention technologique protégée : les enseignements de Danone, avec C. Ayerbe, in Gestion du Changement Organisationnel, O. Meier coord., Dunod, Gestion Sup., 500 pages, 2007, pp. 457-481
  • Organisation interne de l’entreprise et valorisation des inventions technologiques protégées, avec C. Ayerbe, in Perspectives en Management Stratégique, Editions EMS, Paris, 352 pages, 2005, pp. 75-101
  • Application du marketing à l’exploitation des brevets, in Les start-up high-tech, création et développement, M. Bernasconi et M. Monsted coord., Dunod, 232 pages, 2000, pp. 151-165