16th apr, 2008

The architects patents

Yesterday I had the pleasure of listening to Mette Kynde Frandsen from Henning Larsen Architects talking about managing an innovative company. A very interesting presentation starting out with an example of how the company had presented a new concept for a new city quarter in Riyadh. 

One of the more interesting parts though, was the fact that Henning Larsen is currently working with a technology firm in creating a new technology. As opposed to projects with one-off payments the steady revenue stream from a patent portfolio seemed very appealing to them…as it should. I was surprised to see such collaboration, but I´m sure that it its the way of the future. IDEO has worked this way for some years and has a reasonable protfolio which could generate income for the company.

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