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Defeating 3-D Printing Patent Trolls

New study from World Patent Information offers an open-source algorithm

3-D printing is a disruptive technology set to unshackle innovation while slashing consumer prices. That is- if patent trolls are kept at bay. A patent troll is a company that attempts to enforce patent rights far beyond their patent's actual value or contribution to the prior art.

This new study provides an open-source algorithm to enable innovation for 3-D printing materials as it prevents patent trolls from restricting the use of any 3-D printing materials in the future:

Information and Organization best paper award announced!

Elizabeth Davidson, Editor-in-Chief of Information and Organization, announced the journal’s 2014 best paper award winning and runner-up papers at this year’s Academy of Management meeting. Find out more and read papers today.

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Germany’s leading journal ranking gives Journal of Strategic Information Systems an A – and Information  & Organization a B.  To find out more about The German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB)  and to view the full list, visit

For the third time in the past four years, the Journal of Strategic Information Systems has been awarded one of the AIS Best Publication of the Year awards, announced at ICIS in December 2014. Read our three winning articles here:

2013  AIS Best Publication of the Year announced during ICIS 2014

2012  AIS Best Publication of the Year

2011  AIS Best Publication of the Year